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Inspection: 1607512.015 - West Alabama Mechanical Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile


Inspection Nr: 1607512.015
Report ID: 0418600
Date Opened: 07/12/2022

Site Address:
West Alabama Mechanical Inc.
Bush Hog Inc. 2501 Griffin Ave
Selma, AL 36701

Mailing Address:
38981 Al Hwy 69, Moundville, AL 35474

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 333111/Farm Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 09/29/2022

Emphasis: N:Dustexpl

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1914937 Yes
Accident 1924360
Inspection 1607167 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $24,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,653
Current Penalty $24,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,653
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 19100252 A02 VI C 12/28/2022 01/06/2023 $14,502 $14,502 $0 01/20/2023 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Serious 19100252 B03 12/28/2022 01/06/2023 $10,151 $10,151 $0 01/20/2023 C - Contested  
3. 02001 Other 19100132 D02 12/28/2022 01/06/2023 $0 $0 $0 01/20/2023 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 147809.015
Event: 07/04/2022
Employee Is Killed In Dust Cloud Explosion

At 4:00 p.m. on July 4, 2022, an employee was cutting off a motor and base of a dust collection system using an oxygen acetylene torch at a farm machinery and e quipment manufacturing facility. When the employee was moving the cutoff motor b ase, a dust cloud formed and ignited causing an explosion. The employee sustain ed second and third degree burns to the head, both arms, and torso, and was kill ed.

Keywords:acetylene torch, arm, burn, combustible dust, dust, dust collector, explosion, face, farm machinery, fire, ignite, torch, torso

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1607512.015 Fatality Welders and cutters
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