Inspection: 102375615 - Heinz, U.S.A., Division Of H. J. Heinz Co.
Inspection Information - Office: Toledo
Heinz, U.S.A., Division Of H. J. Heinz Co.
1200 N. Fifth St.
Fremont, OH 43420
, , 00000
Union Status: Union
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 09/17/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing
Case Closed: 12/28/1987
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|3.||01003||Serious||19100305 J04 IIE||11/09/1987||11/27/1987||$540||$540||$0||-|
Employee #1, a maintenance welder, had started burning the chains off a flight elevator to put new flights on. He was working at ground level under the low flights, using a come-along to spread them apart, when the elevator started to move. Employee #1 was crushed between the flights, fracturing his skull. He was killed. There were several causal factors related to this accident: no lockout procedures were used, some electrical switches for the elevator were mismarked, and the new employee was not properly trained and supervised in lockout. The elevator was set to travel at 40 ft per minute.
Keywords:fracture, maintenance, work rules, welder, lockout, caught between, crushed, skull, elevator, untrained
|1||102375615||Fatality||Fracture||Occupation not reported|