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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1604246.015 - Blue Diamond Steel Casting Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen


Inspection Nr: 1604246.015
Report ID: 0552652
Date Opened: 06/24/2022

Site Address:
Blue Diamond Steel Casting Llc
125 S Sturm Rd
Pigeon, MI 48755

Mailing Address:
125 Sturm Rd, Pigeon, MI 48755

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 331513/Steel Foundries (except Investment)

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/06/2022


Case Closed: 01/26/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1912077
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
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 408.10034(12) 12/22/2022 01/27/2023 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 408.12132(3) 12/22/2022 01/27/2023 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01003 Serious 408.12152(1) 12/22/2022 01/27/2023 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 147348.015
Event: 06/24/2022
Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Air Duct

At 9:00 a.m. on June 24, 2022, an employee was removing grade 5 bolts to clean a clean air duct that was loaded with steel backing shot. The duct was supported by a Hyster Model #80XL powered industrial truck, clamped to end of a 10-foot fo rk extension. At least one of the bolts broke from the weight of the duct and it s contents. The capacity of the powered industrial truck was exceeded, causing it to tip up. The employee was crushed under the load, resulting in multiple bl unt impact injuries. The employee was killed.

Keywords:air duct, blunt force, bolt, crushed, falling object, forks, powered industrial vehicle

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1604246.015 Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations
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