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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 113886550 - Daimler Chrysler Corporation - South Plant

Inspection Information - Office: St. Louis


Inspection Nr: 113886550
Report ID: 0729300
Date Opened: 07/18/2005

Site Address:
Daimler Chrysler Corporation - South Plant
1001 N. Highway Drive
Fenton, MO 63026

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 336111/Automobile Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/12/2005


Case Closed: 01/13/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100012285
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,000
Current Penalty $11,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,250
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. 01001A Serious 19100132 D01 10/14/2005 10/19/2005 $3,750 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01003 Serious 19100178 L03 IG 10/14/2005 10/19/2005 $3,750 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01004 Serious 19100178 Q07 10/14/2005 10/19/2005 $3,750 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200012292
Event: 07/16/2005
Employee Falls From Elevated Basket And Dies

On July 16, 2005, Employee #1 was working from an elevated metal basket attached to a fork truck. The basket was attached to the fork truck by wrapping one end of a chain around the farthest left end of the Load Backrest Extension. A chain link on the other end of the chain was welded to the metal basket. A single grab sling was attached to the basket and the other grab end was attached to the end of an overhead chain on a trolley system. This end of the chain was attached to a new chain so that when the old chain was pulled using the sling, the new chain would replace the old chain. When the fork truck moved backwards in an attempt to pull down the old chain, the chain holding the basket to the fork truck broke at the welded spot, ejecting Employee #1. Employee #1 fell onto concrete, sustaining head injuries. Employee #1 was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:55 a.m. on July 17, 2005.

Keywords:chain, ejected, fracture, head, equipment failure, industrial truck, fall, elevated work plat

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113886550 Fatality Fracture Millwrights
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