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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 317310258 - North Central Iowa Regional Recycling Center

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 317310258Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 09/03/2013

North Central Iowa Regional Recycling Center
2150 South 22nd Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4953/Refuse Systems
NAICS: 562920/Materials Recovery Facilities

Inspection Type:Planned
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/03/2013
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputateClose Case:10/18/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200537306 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,750
Current Penalty $1,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 D04 I 10/03/2013 10/15/2013 $875 $875 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100212 A01 10/03/2013 10/15/2013 $875 $875 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200536019Event: 08/27/2013Employee Amputates Left Middle Finger While Ram Cycling
On August 27, 2013, Employee #1, a forklift driver and maintenance worker with North Central Iowa Regional Recycling Center, was assisting a coworker with ram cycling of a multi-purpose baler. Employee #1 went to side of the baler to adjust the machine light sensor that tripped ram operation. Employee #1 did not turn the machine off, nor did he perform LOTO prior to working on machine. The guard over the sensor was removed, and Employee #1 tried to adjust the light beam. Employee #1's fingers covered the light beam and triggered the ram operation. Employee #1's left middle finger was inside the machine wall, and his finger was amputated at the first knuckle. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, finger, driver, waste proc fac, industrial truck, baler, lighting, automatic restart, ram
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317310258 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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