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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1550514.015 - Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock


Inspection Nr: 1550514.015
Report ID: 0627100
Date Opened: 08/24/2021

Site Address:
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
3500 Washington St
Texarkana, AR 71854

Mailing Address:
3500 Washington St, Texarkana, AR 71854

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 423130/Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/01/2021


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1801839 Yes
Accident 1839922
Inspection 1563883 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $79,761 $0 $0 $79,761
Current Penalty $39,881 $0 $0 $0 $0 $39,881
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 19100212 A02 02/22/2022 01/24/2023 $39,881 $79,761 $0 03/11/2022 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 138707.015
Event: 08/23/2021
Employee Is Killed By Asphyxiation When Caught In Machine

At 8:18 a.m. on August 23, 2021, an employee was adjusting a proximity switch in side a tire uniformity machine. This switch can also be adjusted from the outsid e of the machine. The employee removed the guard to adjust the switch from the i nside when the lube drive rollers moved up. The employee was killed by mechanica l asphyxiation after his upper body (head, neck and chest) were caught in the ma chine.

Keywords:adjust, asphyxiated, catch point, caught between, caught in, engineering controls, head, lack of engineering controls, machine operator, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, neck, power roller, rolle

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1550514.015 Fatality Automobile mechanic apprentices
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