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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311860381 - Fedex Ground Package System,Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 311860381Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 04/24/2008

Fedex Ground Package System,Inc.
8200 Elder Creek Rd
Sacramento, CA 95824
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4783/Packing and Crating
NAICS: 488991/Packing and Crating
Mailing: 1000 Fed Ex Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/21/2008
Close Case:02/09/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3314 C 08/04/2008 08/21/2008 $9,000 $18,000 $0 08/25/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202486874Event: 04/08/2008Employee'S Hand Is Caught In Package-Sorting Conveyor Belt
On April 8, 2008, an employee was working as a maintenance technician with FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., at a hub in Sacramento. He had been assigned, as he was each day, to inspect and service the facility's scan tunnels. They were a system of belt conveyors moving through an array of mirrors and cameras. One step of the service of the tunnels was to clean and dust the mirrors and cameras. The scan tunnel where the accident occurred had a single mirror and camera located underneath the belt conveyors. After cleaning the mirror and camera, the employee was exiting the area, when the feather duster he used to dust the mirror and camera became entangled in the end pulley of an operating belt conveyor. His right hand was drawn into the pulley as well. He was able to shut the system down by actuating a safety cord, and a coworker cut the belt to free his hand. Emergency personnel responded, and he was transported to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He was treated for trauma to his right hand; treatment required four surgeries and a major skin graft. The employee was released after spending ten days in the hospital.
Keywords: maintenance, cleaning, lockout, caught between, mech mat handling, skin, nip point, pulley, conveyor belt, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311860381 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Machinery maintenance occupations

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