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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111907309 - Sierra Pacific Industries

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Redding


Inspection Nr: 111907309
Report ID: 0950623
Date Opened: 06/20/1992

Site Address:
Sierra Pacific Industries
36336 Hwy 299
Burney, CA 96013

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1700, Burney, CA 96013

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/20/1992


Case Closed: 03/09/1993

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361356637
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $485 $0 $485
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 3314 A 07/15/1992 06/20/1992 $485 $485 $0 09/08/1992 J - ALJ Decision Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170697858
Event: 06/20/1992
Employee Killed When Entangled In Conveyor Nip Point

Employee #1, a sawmill clean-up man for Sierra Pacific Industries, removed the floor boards over a pit area where the tail pulley of the trim ends (waste) conveyor was located. He entered the pit to clean up below and around the conveyor tail pulley without shutting off or locking out the conveyor. Somehow, Employee #1 became entangled in the conveyor's nip point and the conveyor system kicked out (stopped running). Employee #1 was found dead by coworkers who were trying to determine why the conveyor had stopped running. No one saw or knew that Employee #1 was in the pit until his body was discovered. The employer has documentation that Employee #1 was trained in lockout procedures. The employer did not know that Employee #1 failed to lock out the conveyor.

Keywords:work rules, cleaning, lockout, conveyor, pit, entangled, nip point

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111907309 Fatality Amputation Production helpers
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