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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1567343.015 - R. B. White, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria


Inspection Nr: 1567343.015
Report ID: 0524500
Date Opened: 12/06/2021

Site Address:
R. B. White, Inc.
2002 Eagle Road
Normal, IL 61761

Mailing Address:
2002 Eagle Road, Normal, IL 61761

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 332999/All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/08/2021


Case Closed: 12/15/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1839118
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 141704.015
Event: 11/16/2021
Employee Is Found Unresponsive On The Floor, Later Dies

At 4:45 p.m. on November 16, 2021, an employee who was on his first day of work at the plant was found unresponsive on the concrete floor of his work area. The employee was assigned to operate a Versa Allsteel Mechanical Press. A coworker who had been speaking to the employee turned and walked over to a spot welder t o operate the machine. Approximately 20 seconds after coworker arrived back at t he spot welder, he looked back and noticed that the employee was lying face up o n the floor. The coworker provided aid to the employee who regained consciousnes s and suffered two seizures, observed by the coworker, during time period prior to emergency services arriving. The employee was transported to the hospital whe re he was admitted and remained until he died on November 25, 2021. The employee had lost consciousness due to an underlying medical condition, fell backward, a nd hit his head on concrete floor incurring a laceration to back of head and bil ateral hemorrhage.

Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, concrete floor, fall, fall on same level, head, hemorrhage, laceration, loss of consciousness, lost consciousness, medical condition, medical history, press operator, seizure, uncon

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1567343.015 Fatality Pressing machine operators
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