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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313167843 - Arrowhead Products

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 313167843Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 10/28/2010

Arrowhead Products
4411 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3812/Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical Systems and Instruments
NAICS: 334511/ Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/23/2010
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/31/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $36,000 $0 $0 $1,170 $0 $37,170
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $375 $0 $18,375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 3203 A 12/23/2010 01/22/2011 $0 $420 $0 01/06/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 4203 B 12/23/2010 01/22/2011 $375 $750 $0 01/06/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 4206 A 12/23/2010 01/02/2011 $18,000 $18,000 $0 01/06/2011 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 03001 Serious 4207 C 12/23/2010 01/02/2011 $0 $18,000 $0 01/06/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202552444Event: 09/29/2010Employee Gets Finger Caught In Punch Press Machine
On September 29, 2010 Employee #1, a punch press operator of Arrowhead Products was working on a punch press manufactured by Kenco, model 8 103, s/n G 791 364. The punch press had a finger type barrier guard with the "fingers" in an upward position. With the guard in an upward position no protection was afforded employees who used this punch press. Employee #1 said she did not know what the finger type guard was for or that it was a guard. She was simply told to watch her fingers. Employee #1 was running a 2 inch strip of metal through the Kenco punch press and punching out triangle shaped pieces. The strip ran under a sleeve and was held by a clamp. With her right hand on the strip, she slid it across the flat work surface, from right to left, when it suddenly moved quickly; her hand went under the point of operation. At the same time she pushed the pedal and the punch came down amputating her right index finger tip and crushing her right middle finger.
Keywords: amputated, finger, punch press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313167843 Hospitalized injury Amputation Pressing machine operators

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