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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312590342 - Des Moines Cold Storage Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 312590342Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 09/18/2008

Des Moines Cold Storage Co., Inc.
4770 Ne 17 Court
Des Moines, IA 50313
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4222/Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage
NAICS: 493120/Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/23/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/09/2009
Emphasis: L:Amputate, N:Amputate, S:Amputate, S:General Industry

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200529766 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $4,000
Current Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A03 II 09/26/2008 01/14/2009 $2,000 $2,500 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  2. 02001 Other 19040032 B02 09/26/2008 11/14/2008 $0 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200532570Event: 08/15/2008Employee Amputates Fingers In Pentalift Tilt Table
On August 15, 2008, an employee was operating a Pentalift tilt table along with two coworkers. One of the coworkers activated the lift table smashing the ring and middle finger of the employee. The middle finger was amputated by the machine between the first and second knuckle. The ring finger was smashed and was amputated by doctor to the middle of the nail. The employee was then transferred to Broadlawns Medical Center in Polk County Iowa. The machine involved was a Pantalift Tilting Table Model Number TTLP4000.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, caught between, crushed, struck by, tilt-frame hoist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312590342 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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