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Inspection: 1509756.015 - Ics Distribution, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North


Inspection Nr: 1509756.015
Report ID: 0626600
Date Opened: 01/12/2021

Site Address:
Ics Distribution, Llc
1314 West Sam Houston Parkway North
Houston, TX 77043

Mailing Address:
1314 West Sam Houston Parkway North, Houston, TX 77043

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 532490/Other Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/12/2021


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1719232
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,557 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,557
Current Penalty $9,557 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,557
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 19100212 A01 06/04/2021 06/10/2021 $9,557 $9,557 $0 06/17/2021 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 132336.015
Event: 01/12/2021
Employee Is Killed After Being Pulled Into Air Compressor

At 8:55 a.m. on January 12, 2021, an employee was observing pressure and functio n testing of an 5C2 air compressor being conducted by Coworker #1, Coworker #2 a nd Coworker #3. Coworker #1 locked out the 4160 volt energy source for the comp ressor. Once pretest and warm up tasks were completed, Coworker #1 removed his l ock and Coworker #1, Coworker #2 and Coworker #3 started up the compressor at t he control panel. The employee walked past the inlet and his body was pulled int o the compressor. Coworker #1 hit the emergency stop shutting down the compresso r, pulled the employee from the machine and began CPR. Coworker #2 and Coworker #3 called for help. Emergency Medical Services arrived and administered emergenc y care but the employee died at the scene.

Keywords:caught by, caught in, compressed air, compressor, electric switch, electronic control, emergency stop, energized, engine, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, machine operator, maintenance, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1509756.015 Fatality Fabricating machine operators, n.e.c.
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