EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

APPEALS BOARD

Summary of Aluminite Northwest, Inc. – DAR

The Board adopts and affirms the ALJ’s decision finding that Employer’s failure to guard the pinch points on a rigging table was a serious violation of section 4002(a) and that it caused a serious employee injury. An employee’s hand was caught in a pinch point and was severely damaged. The Division compliance officer testified to a substantial probability of serious physical harm or death. The unguarded parts were on a stationary shop machine in plain view so Employer knew or could have known of the violative condition.

Aluminite Northwest, Inc. 00-1220
September 25, 2002