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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1499406.015 - Quality Spring Togo Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen


Inspection Nr: 1499406.015
Report ID: 0552652
Open Date: 10/26/2020

Site Address:
Quality Spring Togo Inc
355 Jay St
Coldwater, MI 49036

Mailing Address:
355 Jay St, Coldwater, MI 49036

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 336390 

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/02/2021

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Close Case:03/22/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1678344
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
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 19100147 C04 I 02/22/2021 03/25/2021 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C06 I 02/22/2021 03/25/2021 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C07 I A 02/22/2021 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130662.015
Event: 10/25/2020
Employee Is Killed After Being Caught In Shot Blast Machine

At 10:00 p.m. on October 25, 2020, an employee was troubleshooting a possible pl ugged shot transfer conveyor on a Jet Wheel Blast Shot Blast Machine when he tol d Coworker #1 to wait for day shift maintenance to repair the machine. The emplo yee instructed Coworker #1 to dump the parts from the machine into a second mach ine, which Coworker #1 did as instructed. Coworker #1 left the machine without s hutting it down. Approximately 10 - 15 minutes later, Coworker #1 returned to th e machine to finish the shutdown process and did not see the employee under the machine. Coworker #1 cycled the machine to return it to home position crushing t he employee between the rotating member of the shot blast machine and the shot c onveyor frame. Coworker #2 was working nearby when he heard a strange noise, loo ked over and saw the employee caught in the machine. He yelled to Coworker #1 to stop and Coworker #1 cycled the machine back to the dump position and removed t he employee from the machine. The employee was crushed in the face and head and died.

Keywords:caught in, communication, conveyor, crushed, emergency stop, energized, face, guard, head, jammed, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, machine operator, maintenance, rotating parts, rotating shaft, tag, tagout, u

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1499406.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed
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