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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312681109 - Koch Membrane Systems

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 312681109Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 01/19/2010

Koch Membrane Systems
10054 Old Grove Rd
San Diego, CA 92131
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3569/General Industrial Machinery and Equipment, Not Elsewhere
NAICS: 333999/All Other Miscellaneous General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Mailing: 850 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/14/2010
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/16/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $5,935 $0 $23,935
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,200 $0 $6,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 04/14/2010 04/19/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 3203 A04 B 04/14/2010 05/17/2010 $0 $185 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3314 H01 04/14/2010 05/17/2010 $600 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 3314 G02 A 04/14/2010 04/24/2010 $600 $18,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201074622Event: 12/11/2009Employee'S Finger Is Amputated When Caught In Pulley
At approximately 6:20 p.m. on December 11, 2009, Employee #1, a maintenance craftsman, was doing his assigned job at a manufacturer of fluid filtration membranes. He was inspecting the pulley and v-belt of a system used for pumping brine solution to the O-cell test loop in the quality control process. The drive motor of the pulley system was activated during his inspection. His right index finger got caught between the pulley and the belt and was crushed at the tip. He was immediately taken to the hospital for treatment, and the right index finger was amputated at the third joint. No markings of any type could be located on the motor. The pump was a S.A.T. reciprocating pump, with no additional labeling on the pulley and v-belt system. The system had a 480-volt breaker.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, finger, work rules, caught by, lockout, v-belt, pulley, pump
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312681109 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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