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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1399923.015 - Liberty Tire Recycling

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa


Inspection Nr: 1399923.015
Report ID: 0751910
Date Opened: 05/10/2019

Site Address:
Liberty Tire Recycling
1914 E Euclid Ave Bldg A
Des Moines, IA 50313

Mailing Address:
1914 E Euclid Ave Bldg A, Des Moines, IA 50313

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/10/2019

Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:Amputate

Case Closed: 03/09/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1453488 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $17,368 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,368
Current Penalty $12,934 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,934
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. 01001 Serious 19100147 C07 III C 06/14/2019 08/26/2020 $12,934 $12,934 $0 07/11/2019 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100212 A01 06/14/2019 $4,434 $4,434 $0 07/11/2019 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 116154.015
Event: 05/09/2019
Employee Is Pulled Into Conveyor Drive Pulley, Amputates Arm

At 9:30 a.m. on May 9, 2019, an employee was using a putty knife to scrape recyc led tire build up from the Grizzly S-80 inclined conveyor system with the convey or running. The employee positioned a scissor lift under the conveyor's drive a nd two bend pulleys then reached into the space between the three pulleys and be gan scraping the drive pulley with a putty knife with the conveyor running. The conveyor belt drive pulley caught the employee's clothing and pulled his arm int o the machinery. His arm was partially amputated above the elbow, and he was hos pitalized.

Keywords:aerial lift, amputated, amputation, arm, belt conveyor, caught between, caught by, caught in, cleaning, conveyor, conveyor belt, elbow, lockout, lockout/tagout, partial amputation, point of operation, power roller, pu

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1399923.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed
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