Inspection: 1523186.015 - Drummond Company, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham
Drummond Company, Inc.
900 Huntsville Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35217
900 Huntsville Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35217
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 324199/All Other Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 04/02/2021
Case Closed: 12/29/2021
|#||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|
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
|1||1523186.015||Fatality||Railroad brake, signal and switch operators|