Inspection: 1072770.015 - Vital Earth Resources, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Dallas
Vital Earth Resources, Inc.
7940 Us Highway 80 East
Big Sandy, TX 75755
Po Box 1148, Gladewater, TX 75647
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 325314/Fertilizer (Mixing Only) Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 07/06/2015
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19100023 A05||07/13/2015||07/17/2015||$2,450||$4,900||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|2.||01002||Serious||19100147 C04 I||07/13/2015||09/01/2015||$7,000||$7,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|3.||01003||Serious||19100147 C07 I A||07/13/2015||09/15/2015||$5,000||$7,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|4.||01004||Other||19100178 A06||07/13/2015||07/23/2015||$1,750||$3,500||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|5.||01005A||Serious||19100178 L01 II||07/13/2015||07/21/2015||$2,450||$4,900||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|6.||01005B||Serious||19100178 L06||07/13/2015||07/23/2015||$0||$0||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
At 8:13 a.m. on June 23, 2015, an employee was replacing the right hydraulic dri ve motor in a Case 60 XT skid steer loader. As the employee climbed through the front of the machine and underneath the raised operator's cab to access the eng ine compartment, the operator's cab closed down on him. The employee died as th e result of mechanical asphyxiation. The "cab hold open latch" was not locked or tagged in the engage position to prevent the released of stored energy created by gravity.
Keywords:asphyxiated, caught in, crushing, lockout/tagout
|1||1072770.015||Hospitalized injury||Machinery maintenance occupations|