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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 317588580 - U.S. Cotton, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte

Nr: 317588580Report ID: 0453730Open Date: 02/14/2014

U.S. Cotton, Llc
11150 Westlake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28273
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3842/Orthopedic, Prosthetic, and Surgical Appliances and Supplies
NAICS: 339113/Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/28/2014
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/04/2014
Emphasis: S:Program Improvements

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102802600    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A03 II 05/06/2014 05/12/2014 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 19100037 B04 05/06/2014 05/12/2014 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202082509Event: 02/09/2014Employee Lacerates Hand In Packaging Machine
On February 9, 2014, Employee #1 was packaging rows of cotton pads along an automatic carrier/track. The employee reached into an unguarded section of the machine, trying to straighten pads in the carrier units, as the machine was running. When the carrier indexed forward, the edge of the carrier lacerated the back of the employee's right hand. The employee was taken to a medical center, where he required seven stitches, pain medication and later released.
Keywords: machine operator, cotton gin, laceration, cotton, hand, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317588580 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous precision apparel and fabric workers

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