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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1614312.015 - The Top Die Casting Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Naperville


Inspection Nr: 1614312.015
Report ID: 0521400
Date Opened: 08/09/2022

Site Address:
The Top Die Casting Co.
13910 Dearborn
South Beloit, IL 61080

Mailing Address:
13910 Dearborn, South Beloit, IL 61080

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 331523 

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/09/2022

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1930932
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $59,376 $0 $0 $0 $0 $59,376
Current Penalty $30,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $35,000
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. 01001A Other 19100147 C04 II D 01/27/2023 03/06/2023 $5,000 $14,063 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Other 19100147 C06 I 01/27/2023 03/06/2023 $0 $14,063 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C07 I A 01/27/2023 03/06/2023 $15,000 $15,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01004 Serious 19100147 D 01/27/2023 03/06/2023 $15,000 $15,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 148749.015
Event: 08/08/2022
Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between Die

At 8:15 a.m. on August 8, 2022, an employee was adjusting the die on a die casti ng machine. The employee entered the machine by stepping into it between the die s. Not knowing the employee was adjusting the die, a coworker activated the mach ine which closed the door and the machine cycled. The employee was crushed betwe en two die when the machine cycled, resulting in his death.

Keywords:adjust, casting die, caught between, crushed, die, die casting machine, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine cycled, start button

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1614312.015 Fatality Machine operators, not specified
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