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Inspection: 312662349 - California Am Forge

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Nr: 312662349Report ID: 0950636Open Date: 10/23/2009

California Am Forge
750 N Vernon Ave
Azusa, CA 91702
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3441/Fabricated Structural Metal
NAICS: 332312/Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/26/2010
Emphasis: L:ArrastimClose Case:02/26/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202476230Event: 09/10/2009Employee'S Fingers Are Injured In Fly Wheel
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on September 10, 2009, Employee #1 was working in the forging shop. He was seating a friction-slip clamp ring on the flywheel of a forging press. A coworker used an air impact wrench to tighten a series of hold down bolts around the perimeter of ring. The 7-ft diameter, 500 lb ring did not seat properly. Employee #1 used a sledge hammer to give the ring a little extra pressure but was not successful. He placed his left fingers between the ring and flywheel to feel for any obstruction. When the ring suddenly slammed shut, the flywheel crushed the tips of three fingers. He was hospitalized at an industrial medical clinic for three hours for treatment of his crushed fingers and the amputation of his left ring finger.
Keywords: wheel, amputated, finger, work rules, ring, caught between, crushed, laceration, hand tool
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312662349 Hospitalized injury Amputation Forging machine operators

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