Inspection: 1199915.015 - Texamerican Food Blending, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock
Texamerican Food Blending, Inc.
200 Westinghouse Dr.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
2360 East Grand Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 311942/Spice and Extract Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 12/28/2016
Emphasis: N:Amputate, N:Svep, L:Gifall
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19100023 C01||06/22/2017||06/30/2017||$5,000||$6,338||$0||07/12/2017||F - Formal Settlement|
|2.||01002A||Serious||19100147 C06 I||06/22/2017||06/30/2017||$5,000||$8,873||$0||07/12/2017||F - Formal Settlement|
|3.||01002B||Serious||19100147 C07 I A||06/22/2017||06/30/2017||$0||$8,873||$0||07/12/2017||F - Formal Settlement|
|4.||01004||Serious||19100212 A03 II||06/22/2017||06/30/2017||$5,000||$8,873||$0||07/12/2017||F - Formal Settlement|
|5.||02001||Willful||19100147 C04 II||06/22/2017||06/30/2017||$36,000||$76,049||$0||07/12/2017||F - Formal Settlement|
|6.||02002A||Willful||19100147 D03||06/22/2017||06/30/2017||$36,000||$76,049||$0||07/12/2017||F - Formal Settlement|
|7.||02002B||Willful||19100147 D04 I||06/22/2017||06/30/2017||$0||$0||$0||07/12/2017||F - Formal Settlement|
|8.||03001||Other||19100303 E01 II||06/22/2017||06/30/2017||$0||$0||$0||07/12/2017||F - Formal Settlement|
At 11:57 a.m. on December 27, 2016, an employee was performing a salt flush on t he line four 2,500 lb. double ribbon mixer. The employee entered the mixer after he dropped an 80 lb. bag of salt. After entering the mixer, his coworker placed another bag of salt onto the area of the mixer that had the limit switches that indicated that the mixer lids were closed. Because the machine operated via onl y the emergency stop button, the machine began to operate with the employee trap ped inside, killing him. The employee was killed from trauma to the chest.
Keywords:caught in, lockout/tagout, mixer, mixer blade
|1||1199915.015||Fatality||Machine operators, not specified|