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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1102198.015 - Independence Tube Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham


Inspection Nr: 1102198.015
Report ID: 0418300
Open Date: 10/28/2015

Site Address:
Independence Tube Corporation
2000 Independence Ave. Nw
Decatur, AL 35601

Mailing Address:
6301 West 73rd St, Chicago, IL 60638

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 332312/Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/28/2015


Close Case:02/16/2016

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1033124
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $24,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,200
Current Penalty $17,290 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,290
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/08/2016 01/19/2016 $5,250 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100023 C01 01/08/2016 $3,570 $5,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C04 I 01/08/2016 01/21/2016 $4,900 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01004A Serious 19100219 C02 I 01/08/2016 02/04/2016 $3,570 $5,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 01004B Serious 19100219 F03 01/08/2016 02/04/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 80626.015
Event: 10/28/2015
Worker Is Crushed And Killed By Falling Steel Coil.

At 4:00 a.m. on October 28, 2015, a worker was affixing a radial band (belly ban d) around four steel coils that each measured 7 inches wide by 6 feet in diamete r, weighing 6,695 pounds. The coils were located on a coil car, which one of the coils fell off and struck the worker. The worker's abdomen and chest became pin ned to the ground, causing severe injury that included a crushed chest, abdomen and left arm, as well as partial amputation of his right arm and fractures to hi s left leg. The worker died as a result.

Keywords:abdomen, chest, crushing, falling object, fracture, leg, material handling, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1102198.015 Fatality Machine operators, not specified
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