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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313088684 - J. D. Graphic Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Chicago North

Nr: 313088684Report ID: 0524200Open Date: 04/03/2009

J. D. Graphic Co., Inc.
1101 Arthur Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2759/Commercial Printing, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 323119/Other Commercial Printing

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/08/2009
Emphasis: L:Piv, N:Amputate, S:Amputations, S:Powered Ind VehicleClose Case:11/17/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral201269214 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $2,850 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,850
Current Penalty $1,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C01 07/14/2009 08/31/2009 $400 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100212 A01 07/14/2009 08/31/2009 $1,000 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19101200 E01 07/14/2009 08/31/2009 $300 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19101200 H01 07/14/2009 08/31/2009 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001 Other 19100157 C01 07/14/2009 07/31/2009 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201262516Event: 04/03/2009Employee Crushes, Degloves Hand While Operating Press
At approximately 9:43 a.m. on April 3, 2009, Employee #1 was operating a Heidelberg Harris printing press (Model Number PRINTSTREAM-100, Serial Number OM3399-6). Employee #1's job was to help the press man operate the printing press. According to Employee #1, the paper broke from its continuing roll because it was the soft type of paper. Employee #1's supervisor stopped the press and spliced the paper then he put the machine on "inch" mode so that the paper roll could web itself through the rollers. The paper roll began to go backwards and started unraveling quickly. Employee #1 placed his right hand near the roll and the paper where it was going backwards in order to stop it in place. Employee #1 stated he could not tell if the roll was moving or not. The roll pulled Employee #1's hand between the rollers and squeezed his hand through the half-inch opening. Employee #1 tried to pull his hand back but could not. Employee #1 felt his hand getting crushed. Then, Employee #1's hand went through the rollers but part of his palm was still stuck between the rollers and the rollers started tearing his skin off of his right hand. Employee #1 tried to turn the machine off with the emergency button but his right hand was caught in the machine and the emergency stop button was on the right side of the machine. Employee #1 tried to swing his foot or left hand to turn the machine off. The machine finally turned off. Once the machine was stopped, Employee #1 still could not get his hand out from between the rollers since the opening was still only half an inch. Employee #1's hand was a lot thicker than half an inch. Employee #1 told coworkers to remove the top roller with a wrench by loosening it to free his hand. A coworker did remove the roller, and they freed Employee #1's hand. Employee #1 hand was badly damaged. The remaining skin on Employee #1's hand was just hanging off; it was almost a complete degloving. A coworker called emergency services, and the ambulance took Employee #1 to the hospital. The medical staff gave Employee #1 morphine because he was in so much pain. That same evening at approximately 8:00 p.m., the doctors performed surgery on Employee #1's hand. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: printing press, degloved, emergency stop, roller--mach/part, crushed, laceration, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313088684 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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