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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312669435 - West Coast Chain

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 312669435Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 02/23/2010

West Coast Chain
4245 Pacific Privado
Ontario, CA 91761
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3496/Miscellaneous Fabricated Wire Products
NAICS: 332618/Other Fabricated Wire Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/20/2012
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/04/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,260 $0 $19,260
Current Penalty $7,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 07/20/2012 08/22/2012 $0 $135 $0 07/26/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3314 D 07/20/2012 08/22/2012 $0 $685 $0 07/26/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3314 G 07/20/2012 08/09/2013 $0 $305 $0 07/26/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 3314 H 07/20/2012 08/22/2012 $0 $135 $0 07/26/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001 Serious 3314 J01 07/20/2012 07/30/2012 $7,200 $18,000 $0 07/26/2012 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202478319Event: 01/20/2012Employee'S Finger Is Amputated N Punch Press
On January 20, 2012, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Employee #1 was working as a machine operator. The employee was operating a punch press injection molding machine (Serial Number 200702-03556) and was performing setting up the operations for the machine. Employee #1 was unsupervised while working with the punch press. The employee was in process of setting up punch press for automated operation installing the die to be used for the order. When Employee #1 started the punch press machine. The employee noticed immediately that there were problems with the process. Employee #1 stopped the machine and looked to see if problem was visible. The employee then removed guards from the punch press to visually inspect the machine for the problem. Employee#1 observed a small obstruction at the point of operation and used his finger to remove it. The punch press' ram, which had a pneumatic clutch, was at the elevated position of the cycle and when the employee's finger entered the point of operation, the clutch released and the ram lowered onto the employee's finger, crushing it. The employee's left index finger was crushed to the knuckle. Employee #1 was transported to an area hospital, where his finger was amputated. The employee remained hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, molding machine, clutch, crushed, point of operation, punch press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312669435 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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