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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1461073.015 - Aisin Light Metals Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights


Inspection Nr: 1461073.015
Report ID: 0524530
Open Date: 02/04/2020

Site Address:
Aisin Light Metals Llc
10900 Redco Dr
Marion, IL 62959

Mailing Address:
10900 Redco Dr, Marion, IL 62959

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 336390 

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/04/2020

Emphasis: N:Amputate, L:Fall, L:Piv

Close Case:06/15/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1538183 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $15,422 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,422
Current Penalty $15,422 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,422
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 19100212 A01 03/27/2020 05/13/2020 $7,711 $7,711 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19100219 C02 I 03/27/2020 05/13/2020 $7,711 $7,711 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 02001 Other 19040039 A02 03/27/2020 05/13/2020 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 123752.015
Event: 01/16/2020
Employee Falls And Fractures Ankle

At 2:30 a.m. on January 16, 2020, an employee was placing square metal parts on the tail end of a metal profile to allow a better grip by an extrusion process. The employee was walking over both structural units and rotating shafts of a bel t conveyor associated with an extrusion device. The employee was working with tw o coworkers, which were either operating the machine or cutting processed profil e to size with a saw. The extrusion process was conducted in a single story fact ory shop floor. The employee had climbed over and between the units and shafts t o place the square metal parts on the profile. The employee again climbed over a nd between the units and shafts to egress from inside of the belt conveyor syste m. While climbing over the last shaft and structural unit, the employee fell be tween the shaft and the structural unit. The shaft was approximately 2 inches in diameter, and the structural unit was approximately 4 inches by 2 inches tube s teel. The employer had established verbal procedures for employees to load the square metal parts on the profiles just prior to attaching the profiles to the t ail section of the extruder. However, employees were provided training by other employees. While there was a single beam light curtain that controlled the power to the conveyor systems, it was only set up where the operator was standing and did not require a reset of the device prior to allowing the conveyors to be ene rgized. The employee was hospitalized to treat ankle fractures and broken bones from the fall.

Keywords:ankle, belt conveyor, broken bone, conveyor belt, extrusion, extrusion machine, fall, fall from elevation, fracture

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1461073.015 Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified
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