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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1537464.015 - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Hlth 2


Inspection Nr: 1537464.015
Report ID: 0454722
Date Opened: 06/18/2021

Site Address:
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Llc
1201 Bridgestone Pkwy
La Vergne, TN 37086

Mailing Address:
1201 Bridgestone Pkwy, La Vergne, TN 37086

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 326211/Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading)

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 06/18/2021


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Complaint 1754069 Yes
Accident 1837156
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $22,000
Current Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $22,000
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 TCA 50-3-105(1) 12/08/2021 01/12/2022 $7,000 $7,000 $0 12/29/2021 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Serious 19100141 A03 I 12/08/2021 01/12/2022 $7,000 $7,000 $0 12/29/2021 C - Contested  
3. 01003 Serious 19100141 B01 I 12/08/2021 01/12/2022 $7,000 $7,000 $0 12/29/2021 C - Contested  
4. 02001 Other TDLWD RULE 800-01-03-.03(27)(B)3 12/08/2021 01/12/2022 $1,000 $1,000 $0 12/29/2021 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 136444.015
Event: 03/31/2021
Employee Dies From Legionella Pneumophilia

On March 31, 2021, an employee and his coworkers were working daily on a mixing production line that was cooled by mistering fans. The employee and his coworke rs inhaled aerosolized mist contaminated with legionella pneumophila. The employ ee had a compromised immune system and subsequently was hospitalized and died fr om sepsis and multiple organ failures due to legionella pneumophila.

Keywords:fan, inhalation, legionnaire's disease

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1537464.015 Fatality Mixing and blending machine operators
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