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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1487302.015 - Arnold Machinery Co

Inspection Information - Office: Wyoming


Inspection Nr: 1487302.015
Report ID: 0855610
Open Date: 08/06/2020

Site Address:
Arnold Machinery Co
Longitude 43.63807879000 Latitude 111.03403198000
Alta, WY 83414

Mailing Address:
3330 N Yellowstone Hwy, Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Union Status: NonUnion


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

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/06/2020


Close Case:08/06/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1639419
Inspection 1487517 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128662.015
Event: 08/05/2020
Employee Is Struck In The Throat By A Metal Shard And Is Kil

At 1:00 p.m. on August 5, 2020, an employee and a coworker were working on track s for a Volvo ECR 235 Cl excavator; they had to spread the links so they could a lign the bolt holes in pads. The employee and the coworker were using a press ra m and heat to get the pin to move. The coworker hit the pin with a sledge hammer to make it move and on the third hit he heard a pop and thought the steel pin h ad moved. The employee, while standing back approximately 12 feet, stated that s omething had got him. When the employee turned around, the coworker saw blood ru nning around the employee's hand and down his shirt. The employee was struck by a metal shard after the sledge hammer hit the pin. The metal shard from the pin struck the employee in his throat and severed the carotid artery, killing him. B oth the employee and coworker, were wearing all necessary PPE safety glasses, le ather gloves, work overalls, and boots.

Keywords:artery, bolt, excavator, heat, pin, severed, throat, tracks

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487302.015 Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations
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