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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313170060 - Cham Cal Engineering Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 313170060Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 04/14/2011

Cham Cal Engineering Inc
12722 Western Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3462/Iron and Steel Forgings
NAICS: 332111/Iron and Steel Forging
Mailing: 12722 Western Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/09/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/19/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint208028613 Yes Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $2,050 $0 $18,250
Current Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $1,100 $0 $17,300
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 09/09/2011 09/14/2011 $400 $800 $0 A - Amendment
  2. 01002 Other 3314 G 09/09/2011 10/09/2011 $400 $800 $0 A - Amendment
  3. 01003 Other 4193 C 09/09/2011 09/14/2011 $300 $450 $0 A - Amendment
  4. 02001 Serious 4208 H 09/09/2011 09/14/2011 $16,200 $16,200 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202553269Event: 03/10/2011Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Punch Press
On March 10, 2011, Employee #1, a punch press operator who was a permanent full-time employee of a truck mirror parts manufacturer, was operating a part revolution punch press manufactured by Minster (Model Number 5, Serial Number 5ss-29954). The punch press had two-hand controls for activating the machine. An employee would place a metal tube to be flattened in the die on the left. The tube was then removed and inserted into the right side of the die, which punched holes in the flattened tube. The employers determined that to get the holes just as their client wanted, they would have Employee #1 hold the tube in the die horizontally, which involved slightly lifting the tube up while in the die. Employee #1 would then use a 7-inch brush dipped in oil to oil the die. A coworker was activating the buttons when Employee #1 quickly grabbed the brush to oil the die. As he was exiting the die area, the die closed on his hand and amputated his right ring and pinky finger tips. Employee #1's wound was cleaned at UCI (apparently UC Irvine) Medical Center, and he was released. The employer called the Division to report the serious incident on the same day that it occurred.
Keywords: die, amputated, finger, machine operator, caught between, point of operation, punch press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313170060 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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