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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1419143.015 - Behlen Manufacturing Company

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha


Inspection Nr: 1419143.015
Report ID: 0728900
Date Opened: 07/30/2019

Site Address:
Behlen Manufacturing Company
4025 E 23rd
Columbus, NE 68602

Mailing Address:
P O Box 569, Columbus, NE 68602

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 332311/Prefabricated Metal Building and Component Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/30/2019


Case Closed: 04/01/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1479262 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $26,520 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,520
Current Penalty $13,260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,260
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 19100179 N03 I 11/22/2019 12/18/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100179 N03 VI 11/22/2019 12/18/2019 $0 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 118431.015
Event: 07/20/2019
Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries When Struck By Falling Ove

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on July 20, 2019, an employee was loading pieces of m etal angle iron onto a trough that was hanging below an overhead bridge crane. The angle iron needed to be loaded onto the trough, so it could be moved by the crane into the galvanizing area and dipped in sulfuric acid and then zinc treate d. The safety mechanism for the trough was not fully engaged or it failed and th e trough became disconnected from the overhead crane. When this happened, it fe ll and landed on the employee. The injuries included six broken ribs, four fract ured vertebrae, and broken bones in the leg. The employee was hospitalized for t hese injuries.

Keywords:broken bone, fracture, leg, overhead crane, rib, struck by, trough, vertebra

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1419143.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
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