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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1152297.015 - Rotek Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland


Inspection Nr: 1152297.015
Report ID: 0522300
Open Date: 06/03/2016

Site Address:
Rotek Inc.
1400 S. Chillicothe Road
Aurora, OH 44202

Mailing Address:
1400 S. Chillicothe Road, Aurora, OH 44202

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 332991/Ball and Roller Bearing Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/03/2016


Close Case:03/24/2017

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1097777
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $26,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $12,000 $0 $19,000
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. 01001A Serious 19100147 C04 I 07/29/2016 08/13/2016 $7,000 $7,000 $0 08/23/2016 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100147 D 07/29/2016 08/13/2016 $0 $7,000 $0 08/23/2016 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01002 Other 19100147 C05 II D 07/29/2016 08/04/2016 $5,000 $5,000 $0 08/23/2016 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 01003 Other 19100147 C06 I 07/29/2016 09/02/2016 $7,000 $7,000 $0 08/23/2016 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 85762.015
Event: 06/03/2016
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Pressurized Valve

At 3:45 p.m. on June3, 2016, Employees #1 and #2 were changing out a 10,000 PSI hydraulic cylinder which was leaking. The ram malfunctioned when the new cylind er was put into place and Employees #1 and #2 filled the hydraulic pump system w ith fluid, believing the problem to be low fluid levels. The ram continued to m alfunction and both employees decided to replace the check valve fittings on the cylinder. They retrieved the fittings from the leaking cylinder and, as Employ ee #1 removed the front check valve from the new cylinder, it flew off and struc k him in the face. Employee #1 was killed instantly.

Keywords:cylinder, face, pressure piping, pressure vessel, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1152297.015 Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations
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