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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1572026.015 - Frit Industries, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock


Inspection Nr: 1572026.015
Report ID: 0627100
Open Date: 01/11/2022

Site Address:
Frit Industries, Inc.
156 Frit Drive
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

Mailing Address:
156 Frit Drive, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 325314/Fertilizer (Mixing Only) Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/11/2022


Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1851973
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $27,121 $0 $0 $7,977 $0 $35,098
Current Penalty $20,341 $0 $0 $5,983 $0 $26,324
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 19100147 C04 I 07/01/2022 08/01/2022 $5,983 $7,977 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C04 II C 07/01/2022 08/01/2022 $5,983 $7,977 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100147 F01 II 07/01/2022 08/01/2022 $8,375 $11,167 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 07/01/2022 $5,983 $7,977 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 02002 Other 19100147 C04 II A 07/01/2022 08/01/2022 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 142654.015
Event: 01/10/2022
Employee Is Killed When Clothing Becomes Caught In Rotating

At 2:30 p.m. on January 10, 2022, an employee was troubleshooting new shaft that had been installed in a gear reduction box when his jacket was snagged by bolts sticking out of the rotating shaft. The employee was pulled into the shaft and suffered fatal head and body trauma.

Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, bolt, caught by, clothing, drive shaft, gear, head, pulled in, rotating shaft, torso, troubleshooting

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1572026.015 Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations
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