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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314824590 - Bendpak Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 314824590Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 05/27/2011

Bendpak Inc.
1645 Lemonwood Dr.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3534/Elevators and Moving Stairways
NAICS: 333921/Elevator and Moving Stairway Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/12/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/04/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $420 $0 $18,420
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,170 $0 $1,170
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A06 10/03/2011 10/21/2011 $420 $420 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 3328 E 11/16/2011 11/28/2011 $750 $18,000 $0 12/05/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202470522Event: 05/20/2011Employee Catches Fingertip In Cylinder Cap And Is Amputated
On May 20, 2011, Employee #1 and a coworker were removing a hydraulic cylinder from a four post auto lift to be rotated and placed back into the lift. The cylinder and other cylinders were not correctly placed in the auto lift when shipped. Each cylinder weighed approximately 168 lbs. The pin that secured the cylinder end cap to the mounting holes on the lift would not fit easily into the holes. Employee #1 placed his finger in the hole to help align the pin and used a large screwdriver to level out the cylinder. The cylinder slipped and the tip of his right index finger was amputated by the shearing action of the cylinder end cap and the mounting hole of the lift. Employee #1 lost his grip on the cylinder, when it moved. The causal factors were that the cylinder was not secured from loosening and falling, the employee had his finger in the zone of danger, and the pin was more difficult to align into the holes for this cylinder. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment on the injured fingertip and was then released.
Keywords: amputated, unsecured, finger, caught by, hydraulic cylinder, nip point
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314824590 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Assemblers

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