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Inspection: 315973156 - Vertis Communications

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 315973156Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 09/14/2011

Vertis Communications
810 E. South Street
Marengo, IA 52301
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2752/Commercial Printing, Lithographic
NAICS: 323110/Commercial Lithographic Printing
Mailing: 810 E. South Street, Marengo, IA 52301

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/14/2011
Emphasis: L:Amputate, N:AmputateClose Case:04/03/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200534576 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $3,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,900
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 11/04/2011 04/02/2012 $1,625 $1,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100219 E01 I 11/04/2011 04/02/2012 $1,375 $2,275 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100219 E03 I 11/04/2011 04/02/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200534550Event: 08/25/2011Employee'S Finger Is Amputated By Machine
On August 25, 2011, Employee #1, a press assistant with Vertis Communications, was operating a Heidelberg Harris stacking machine (Model Number RS-3010S). Finished bundles would be removed from the stacker discharge table and palletized. Bundles would be bound with plastic strapping, depending upon customer requirements. The machine discharged the bundles by belt 6 to 8 in. out onto an air table for ease of handling. There was no guard on the discharge chute to prevent an operator from reaching into it. When Employee #1 noticed there were two bundles in the stacker discharge chute, he reached over the first one to pull out the second one, which was closest to the stacker operating mechanism. His finger was partially amputated by the operating mechanism.
Keywords: amputated, finger, machine operator, point of operation, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315973156 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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