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Inspection: 1617232.015 - Enkei America Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana


Inspection Nr: 1617232.015
Report ID: 0551800
Date Opened: 08/25/2022

Site Address:
Enkei America Inc.
2900 West Inwood Drive
Columbus, IN 47201

Mailing Address:
2900 West Inwood Drive, Columbus, IN 47201

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 331523 

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/20/2023


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1938659
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $14,000 $265,196 $0 $0 $0 $279,196
Current Penalty $14,000 $265,196 $0 $0 $0 $279,196
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 II A 02/23/2023 04/11/2023 $7,000 $7,000 $0 03/20/2023 C - Contested  
2. 01001B Serious 19100147 C04 II B 02/23/2023 04/11/2023 $0 $0 $0 03/20/2023 C - Contested  
3. 01002 Serious 19100146 C01 02/23/2023 04/11/2023 $7,000 $7,000 $0 03/20/2023 C - Contested  
4. 02001 Willful 19100147 C07 I 02/23/2023 04/11/2023 $132,598 $132,598 $0 03/20/2023 C - Contested  
5. 02002 Willful 19100147 D 02/23/2023 04/11/2023 $132,598 $132,598 $0 03/20/2023 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 149583.015
Event: 08/25/2022
Employee Is Killed When Caught In Rotating Shaft And Saw

At 1:00 a.m. on August 25, 2022, an employee was on break from his assigned work location at a foundry. The employee was not assigned to the F-Saw riser cutting saw, but for an unknown reason was assisting in cleaning the F-Saw while on bre ak. The incident was unwitnessed, but the employee either tripped or reached int o the machine and was caught by the rotating shaft. The employee was killed when he was pulled into the blade, incurring multiple lacerations to the abdomen and chest.

Keywords:abdomen, caught in, chest, cleaning, foundry, laceration, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, pulled in, rotating shaft, saw, unwitnessed

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1617232.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed
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