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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1511686.015 - 74838 - Stein Fibers Ltd

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv


Inspection Nr: 1511686.015
Report ID: 0454510
Date Opened: 01/24/2021

Site Address:
74838 - Stein Fibers Ltd
185 Littlejohn St
Spartanburg, SC 29301

Mailing Address:
4 Computer Dr. W, Suite 200, Roessleville, NY 12205

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 325211/Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/16/2021


Case Closed: 02/02/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1724479
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $8,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,875
Current Penalty $3,625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,625
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 19100147 C04 I 07/19/2021 08/02/2021 $1,625 $1,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C04 II 07/19/2021 08/16/2021 $1,625 $1,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100147 D04 I 07/19/2021 07/23/2021 $2,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
4. 01004A Serious 19100147 C04 I 07/19/2021 08/16/2021 $2,000 $1,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 01004B Serious 19100147 D04 I 07/19/2021 08/16/2021 $0 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 132754.015
Event: 01/24/2021
Employee Is Killed By Asphyxiation After Being Caught Betwee

At 1:15 a.m. on January 24, 2021, an employee was training a coworker how to ope rate a baler after receiving a maintenance request on the machine. The employee climbed up and on the baler while showing the coworker how to take care of the r equest. The baler activated and the door opened pinning the employee between the door and the metal bar on the side of the machine which asphyxiated and killed him.

Keywords:asphyxiated, automatic machine, baler, baler door, caught between, caught by, chest, climbing, crushed, door, equipment operator, machine guarding, machine operator, maintenance, metal bar, pinned, training

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1511686.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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