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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1523186.015 - Drummond Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham


Inspection Nr: 1523186.015
Report ID: 0418300
Date Opened: 04/02/2021

Site Address:
Drummond Company, Inc.
900 Huntsville Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35217

Mailing Address:
900 Huntsville Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35217

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 324199/All Other Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/02/2021


Case Closed: 12/29/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1752594
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
Current Penalty $10,240 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,240
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 5A0001 09/30/2021 10/27/2021 $10,240 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 134512.015
Event: 04/02/2021
Employee Is Killed After Being Caught Between Rail Cars

At 11:14 a.m. on April 2, 2021, an employee was working on a "cut of cars" with the engine approximately 700 feet behind him pushing ahead. The cut of cars was supposed to proceed straight down the tunnel line, which required the employee t o align a specific switch with the tunnel. The employee radioed the engineer and reported that the switch was in the proper position. The cut of cars left the t unnel line and began to shift over to the wrong line where the employee was ridi ng. The engineer attempted to stop the cars, but couldn't. The employee was caug ht between the cut of cars and the cars he was riding crushing his head and kill ing him.

Keywords:caught between, crushed, engine, fracture, pinched, railroad, railroad car, railroad track, skull, switchgear, tracks, tunnel, walking surface

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1523186.015 Fatality Railroad brake, signal and switch operators
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