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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1548687.015 - Watco Companies Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge


Inspection Nr: 1548687.015
Report ID: 0625700
Open Date: 08/19/2021

Site Address:
Watco Companies Inc
115 Post Plant Road
Deridder, LA 70634

Mailing Address:
315 W 3rd St, Pittsburg, KS 66762

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 488210/Support Activities for Rail Transportation

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/20/2021


Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1799481
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $14,502 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,502
Current Penalty $14,502 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,502
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/04/2022 02/24/2022 $14,502 $14,502 $0 03/14/2022 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 138305.015
Event: 08/17/2021
Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Two Railcars

At 8:00 a.m. on August 17, 2021, an employee was moving outbound railcars from t he plant and gathering inbound railcars to bring into plant. The employee, a swi tchman in training, noticed a railcar moving backwards so he ran to set the brak es and was caught in between two railcars and crushed. The employee was rushed t o the hospital but died from his injuries.

Keywords:caught between, crushed, hand brake, mill--plant, railroad car

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1548687.015 Fatality
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