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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1610266.015 - Cleveland-Cliffs Steel Corp Middletown Works

Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati


Inspection Nr: 1610266.015
Report ID: 0522000
Date Opened: 07/26/2022

Site Address:
Cleveland-Cliffs Steel Corp Middletown Works
1801 Crawford Street
Middletown, OH 45044

Mailing Address:
1801 Crawford Street, Middletown, OH 45044

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 332111/Iron and Steel Forging

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/26/2022

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1924605
Inspection 1632235 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $58,008 $0 $79,761 $0 $0 $137,769
Current Penalty $43,506 $0 $0 $0 $0 $43,506
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. 01001A Serious 19100147 C04 I 12/20/2022 01/18/2023 $14,502 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100147 D 12/20/2022 02/08/2023 $0 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003A Serious 19100147 E02 I 12/20/2022 01/18/2023 $14,502 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01003B Serious 19100147 F01 II 12/20/2022 02/08/2023 $0 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 02001 Serious 19100028 B01 I 12/20/2022 01/18/2023 $14,502 $79,761 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 148175.015
Event: 07/26/2022
Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Machine

At 9:30 a.m. on July 26, 2022, an employee was performing machine maintenance/se tup "gapping" on coil machine #2. During the planned maintenance, the machine wa s activated and the employee was crushed in the machine. The employee's head was crushed by the coil machine, and the employee was killed.

Keywords:crushed, head, lockout/tagout, machine cycled, machine guarding, machine operator, maintenance

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1610266.015 Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations
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