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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1211887.015 - Swanson Industries, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston


Inspection Nr: 1211887.015
Report ID: 0316400
Open Date: 02/21/2017

Site Address:
Swanson Industries, Inc.
437 Goshen Road
Morgantown, WV 26508

Mailing Address:
437 Goshen Road, Morgantown, WV 26508

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 811310/Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/21/2017


Close Case:04/12/2017

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1184206 Yes
Referral 1183932 Yes
Inspection 1213362 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $10,864 $0 $362 $0 $0 $11,226
Current Penalty $10,864 $0 $362 $0 $0 $11,226
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 19100147 C04 I 03/07/2017 03/31/2017 $10,864 $10,864 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 02001 Repeat 19100147 C06 I 03/07/2017 03/31/2017 $362 $362 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 93337.015
Event: 02/17/2017
Employee Is Injured When Struck By Heavy Metal Cylinder

At approximately 9:45 a.m. on February 17, 2017, an employee was inserting a hea vy metal cylinder that was supported by a hoist, into the chuck of a lathe. The employee was tightening the chuck with a wrench. The employee had not disengage d the spindle from its motor and the lathe's power switch was still turned to th e on position. The employee accidentally dropped the wrench which fell and hit the start lever for the spindle. The spindle began to turn and threw the heavy metal cylinder into the employee's abdomen causing contusion and strain injuries . The employee was hospitalized and treated for his injuries.

Keywords:abdomen, contusion, cylinder, hoist, lathe, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1211887.015 Hospitalized injury Machinists
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