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Inspection: 317019495 - Fairfield Castings, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 317019495Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 03/12/2013

Fairfield Castings, Llc
905 W. Depot Avenue
Fairfield, IA 52556
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3321/Gray and Ductile Iron Foundries
NAICS: 331511/Iron Foundries
Mailing: 905 W. Depot Avenue, Fairfield, IA 52556

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/03/2013
Emphasis: L:Amputate, N:Amputate, N:Pmetals, N:Sstarg12, S:AmputateClose Case:07/28/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200536555 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 15 1 16
Current Violations 15 1 16
Initial Penalty $35,100 $0 $0 $900 $0 $36,000
Current Penalty $17,550 $0 $0 $450 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100095 B01 06/28/2013 03/12/2014 $2,250 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C04 I 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19100178 A06 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19100178 P01 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01004A Serious 19100184 E01 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004B Serious 19100184 E03 I 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 01005 Serious 19100212 A01 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01006 Serious 19100212 A03 II 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01007 Serious 19100213 C03 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01008A Serious 19100215 A04 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $900 $1,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 01008B Serious 19100215 B09 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $0 $0 $0 -
  12. 01009 Serious 19100219 C03 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  13. 01010 Serious 19100219 C04 I 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  14. 01011 Serious 19100243 C01 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $900 $1,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  15. 01012 Serious 19100305 B01 I 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  16. 01013 Serious 19100305 B02 I 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  17. 01014 Serious 19100305 D 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $1,125 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  18. 01015 Serious 19101000 C 06/28/2013 07/18/2014 $1,125 $2,250 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  19. 02001 Other 19040029 B01 06/28/2013 08/14/2013 $450 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200535771Event: 12/31/2012Employee'S Thumb Is Amputated While Replacing Furnace Lid
On December 31, 2012, Employee #1, with Fairfield Castings, LLC, was replacing the lid on an electric melt furnace used for melting iron. The lid had been removed to perform maintenance on the inside of the furnace. A coworker was using a pry bar to help align the pivot pin hole in the stationary hinge and lid hinge. While aligning the hinge to insert the hinge pin, Employee #1 had placed a finger into the hinge pin hole to check the alignment. The pry bar the coworker was using slipped while Employee #1 had a finger inside the hinge pin hole. The resulting movement of the lid hinge in the stationary furnace hinge created a pinch point condition, resulting in the end of Employee's #1 left thumb being amputated. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital.
Keywords: furnace, maintenance, amputated, pin, iron worker, thumb, iron, foundry, nip point, pry bar
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317019495 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Machinery maintenance occupations

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