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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316521004 - Sierra Pacific Industries

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 316521004Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 02/12/2013

Sierra Pacific Industries
6260 Alameda Rd
Corning, CA 96021
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2431/Millwork
NAICS: 321918/Other Millwork (including Flooring)
Mailing: P.O. Box 496011, Redding, CA 96049

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/15/2013
Close Case:08/25/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,120 $0 $19,120
Current Penalty $3,375 $0 $0 $280 $0 $3,655
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3314 G02 A 04/17/2013 04/22/2013 $280 $560 $0 04/30/2013 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 4001 04/17/2013 05/20/2013 $0 $560 $0 04/30/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3314 C 04/17/2013 04/22/2013 $3,375 $18,000 $0 04/30/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202674594Event: 01/24/2013Employee Amputates Finger When Caught In Gluing Press
On January 24, 2013, Employee #1, an operator, was assisting another operator with an industrial lumber gluing press. The operator of this machine would stack lumber on to the conveyor chains then send them to the opening of the gluing press. When the gluing press was ready to accept the next load, the chains dropped below the deck then a carriage pushed the lumber into the press. At the time of the accident, there was a crash. It was explained to the inspector a crash is when the strips of lumber to be glued come down the chain conveyor then either falls over or a miss feed happens because the width is too wide to enter the press. The assistant, Employee #1, was working on the opposite side of the machine and was removing boards and restacking the lumber so it will feed correctly into the glue press. Even though the operator hit the emergency stop on the machine, it does not stop the air system which would raises and lower the chain conveyor assemblies nor does it disable the photo eyes which control this system. As the employee reached in to remove a piece of lumber, the lumber tripped a photo eye which commanded the chain assembly to rise above the deck to feed more lumber, amputating Employee #1's right pinky finger as it was pinched between the chain assembly and the machines deck. Employee #1 was taken to Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, where he was treated for an amputation of the pinky finger and released.
Keywords: chain, amputated, glue, finger, caught between, lumber, conveyor, nip point, press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316521004 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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