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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1616429.015 - Rhetech Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen


Inspection Nr: 1616429.015
Report ID: 0552652
Date Opened: 08/23/2022

Site Address:
Rhetech Llc
9201 W Grand River Rd
Fowlerville, MI 48836

Mailing Address:
9201 W Grand River Rd, Fowlerville, MI 48836

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 326199/All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/15/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1937365
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
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 408.10011 12/21/2022 01/26/2023 $7,000 $7,000 $0 02/23/2023 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Serious 408.10015(1) 12/21/2022 01/26/2023 $7,000 $7,000 $0 02/23/2023 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 149027.015
Event: 08/22/2022
Employee Is Killed By Asphyxiation When Crushed By Large Bag

At 6:45 p.m. on August 22, 2022, an employee was attempting to seal a leaking ba g of plastic media at a plastics product manufacturing facility. The leaking bag was underneath of a second 2,000 pound bag of plastic media, and the shifting m aterial caused the bag stacked on top to fall onto the employee. The employee wa s crushed between the bag of plastic media and the cement floor and was killed b y asphyxiation.

Keywords:asphyxiated, concrete floor, crushed, crushing, falling object, plastic mfg, stack, stacked, struck by, unsecured, unstable load

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1616429.015 Fatality Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
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