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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1271463.015 - Lafarge North America

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland


Inspection Nr: 1271463.015
Report ID: 0522300
Date Opened: 10/19/2017

Site Address:
Lafarge North America
2500 Elm Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113

Mailing Address:
2500 Elm Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 326199/All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/19/2017

Emphasis: P:Amputate, N:Amputate

Case Closed: 08/28/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1273827 Yes Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $21,729 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,729
Current Penalty $7,605 $0 $0 $4,527 $0 $12,132
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 19100147 C04 I 12/15/2017 $7,605 $12,675 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100147 D 12/15/2017 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01002 Other 19100147 C06 I 12/15/2017 01/12/2018 $4,527 $9,054 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 99980.015
Event: 10/13/2017
Employee Sustains Partial Amputation Of Two Fingers By Rotat

At 3:00 p.m. on October 13, 2017, Employee #1, a cement plant operator, was manu ally cleaning the screen portion of one of the terminal loading stations. To cle an the screen, the employee had to open the access door and use a combination of a hoe tool and his hands to scope out clumps of dry cement material that could be blocking the loading terminal screen. There was a dust collector located abov e the screen. The dust collector had a rotary air lock device placed between th e screen and the dust collector. While cleaning the screen, the employee did no t lockout the rotary air lock device of the dust collector. The rotating blades of the rotary air lock were not guarded to prevent contact with the blades. The employee's right fingers contacted the rotating blades, causing partial amputat ion injuries to his right index and middle fingers. Employee #1 was transported by EMS and was hospitalized for his injuries.

Keywords:amputation, blade, cleaning, finger, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, rotating parts, struck against

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1271463.015 Hospitalized injury Operations & systems researchers and analysts
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