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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 4 2 11
Current Violations 1 1 2 4
Initial Penalty $54,450 $155,750 $0 $1,800 $0 $212,000
Current Penalty $7,200 $16,200 $0 $1,600 $0 $25,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 23400022 A 02/26/2010 03/31/2010 $600 $675 $0 03/24/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3314 G 02/26/2010 03/31/2010 $1,000 $1,125 $0 03/24/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 02001 Serious 3203 A07 D 02/26/2010 03/31/2010 $0 $8,100 $0 03/24/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 03001 Serious 3314 J01 02/26/2010 03/31/2010 $0 $10,125 $0 03/24/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 04001 Serious 3942 A 02/26/2010 03/31/2010 $0 $18,000 $0 03/24/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 05001 Serious 4051 A 02/26/2010 03/31/2012 $7,200 $8,100 $0 03/24/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 7. 06001 Serious 4070 A 02/26/2010 03/31/2010 $0 $10,125 $0 03/24/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 8. 07001 Willful 3203 A 02/26/2010 03/31/2010 $0 $6,750 $0 03/24/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 9. 08001 Willful 3203 A04 C 02/26/2010 03/31/2010 $0 $9,000 $0 03/24/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 10. 09001 Willful 3314 C 02/26/2010 03/31/2010 $0 $70,000 $0 03/24/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 10001 Willful 4075 A 02/26/2010 03/31/2010 $16,200 $70,000 $0 03/24/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201493178 Event: 08/28/2009Worker Amputates Thumb On Chain And Sprocket
On August 28, 2009, Employee #1, a machine operator of Strategic Outsourcing Inc., was working as a temporary employee at Soex Textile Recycling USA, LLC clearing out "trash fiber" from underneath a carding machine. He was using a homemade hook made from 0.5 inch rigid conduit to fish the trash fiber out. The accumulated debris had covered the chain and sprocket and Employee #1 could not see it. While removing the trash fiber his thumb was caught in the sprocket. Perimeter guarding without interlocks and no physical barrier was installed due to a previous incident. However, they were not operable during this investigation. Employee #1 was hospitalized and his right thumb was amputated at the distal joint.
Keywords: amputated, cleaning, thumb, sprocket, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312913700 Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous textile machine operators

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