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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315345587 - Advance Plastics

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 315345587Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 07/16/2012

Advance Plastics
225 West 30th St
National City, CA 91950
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3559/Special Industry Machinery, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 333220/Plastics and Rubber Industry Machinery Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/18/2012
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/16/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101471761    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $14,405 $0 $0 $685 $0 $15,090
Current Penalty $1,800 $0 $0 $685 $0 $2,485
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B01 12/18/2012 01/20/2013 $275 $275 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3328 G 12/18/2012 12/21/2012 $410 $410 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 4184 B 12/18/2012 12/27/2012 $1,800 $14,405 $0 01/04/2013 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201078540Event: 06/25/2012Worker Amputates Finger On Drillng And Milling Machine
At 3:30 p.m. on June 25, 2012, Employee #1 was working as a machine operator for Advance Plastics in National City, CA. Advance Plastics was a custom injection molding manufacturer. Employee #1 was running a TTMC combination drilling and milling machine. He was reaming plastic parts while using the machine in a drill press mode. Apparently, a plastic part had been placed in a holder upside down. As Employee #1 stuck his left index finger into the hole in the plastic part, his right hand slipped or twisted on the handle of the machine. This action brought the revolving reamer bit down on the index finger of his left hand. The end of the finger was amputated. Employee #1 was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, CA. The surgeon was not able to reattach the part of the left index finger that had been amputated, and it was later amputated up to the first knuckle. The causes of this accident were a loose handle on the combination drilling and milling machine and failure to guard the reamer at its point of operation. An employer representative from Advance Plastics reported the accident to the San Diego district office at 4:17 p.m. on June 26, 2012.
Keywords: rotating parts, amputated, inadequate maint, finger, machine operator, caught by, milling machine, plastic mfg, drill press, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315345587 Hospitalized injury Amputation Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators

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