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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1553596.015 - General Sheet Metal Works Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Madison


Inspection Nr: 1553596.015
Report ID: 0523300
Date Opened: 09/17/2021

Site Address:
General Sheet Metal Works Incorporated
328 Cardinal Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660

Mailing Address:
328 Cardinal Avenue, Tomah, WI 54660

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 323111/Commercial Gravure Printing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/03/2022


Case Closed: 01/22/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1812672
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $43,506 $0 $0 $0 $0 $43,506
Current Penalty $33,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $33,000
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 19100147 C04 I 03/10/2022 04/15/2022 $11,000 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C07 I A 03/10/2022 04/15/2022 $11,000 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003A Serious 19100147 D03 03/10/2022 04/15/2022 $11,000 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01003B Serious 19100147 D04 I 03/10/2022 04/07/2022 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 139235.015
Event: 09/17/2021
Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Table And Sheet Metal

At 7:43 a.m. on September 17, 2021, an employee was assigned to check slat bolt tightness on a Trumpf Laser index table. The employee entered the laser material handling area by breaking the light curtain instead of locking out the area. A coworker did not see the employee working inside the area and he reset the light curtain. When the light curtain was reset, the Lift Master cycled and carried a piece of sheet metal horizontally from the loading table to the laser index ta ble. The employee was working between the index table and the Lift Master and wa s caught between the laser index table and sheet metal on the Lift Master. The distance from the index table slats and sheet metal on the Lift Master was abou t 3.5 inches. The employee was killed after being caught between the laser index table and sheet metal on the Lift Master.

Keywords:bolt, bypass, bypass guard, caught between, chest, engineering controls, falling object, head, hoisting mechanism, lack of engineering controls, lack of work procedures, laser, light curtain, lockout, lockout/tagou

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1553596.015 Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations
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