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Inspection: 1631277.015 - Assemblers, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City


Inspection Nr: 1631277.015
Report ID: 0521700
Date Opened: 10/29/2022

Site Address:
Assemblers, Inc.
8601 W. 47th Street
Mc Cook, IL 60525

Mailing Address:
8601 W. 47th Street, Mc Cook, IL 60525

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 561910/Packaging and Labeling Services

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/03/2023

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1962725
Referral 1981258 Yes
Inspection 1631778 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2 4
Current Violations 1 1 2 4
Initial Penalty $15,625 $0 $36,828 $3,833 $0 $56,286
Current Penalty $12,500 $0 $25,500 $2,000 $0 $40,000
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 19100212 A02 04/05/2023 04/17/2023 $12,500 $15,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 02001 Repeat 19100147 C06 I 04/05/2023 05/08/2023 $25,500 $36,828 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 03001 Other 19040030 A 04/05/2023 04/17/2023 $1,000 $2,455 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 03002 Other 19100147 C07 IV 04/05/2023 05/08/2023 $1,000 $1,378 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 150933.015
Event: 10/29/2022
Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Moving Part Of Machine

At 1:28 a.m. on October 29, 2022, Employee #1 was cleaning residual product from a machine. Employee #1 removed an inadequately secured guard to access the insi de of the Tetra Pak Ice Cream Choice Filler A1 machine, Serial # Z5201420. Whil e Employee #1 was inside the perimeter of the machine, the machine cycled, and E mployee #1 became trapped and crushed by a moving part in the machine. A coworke r used the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) of the machine and activated the machine to release Employee #1 from the machine. Employee #1 was pulled from th e machine by coworkers, who administered CPR until Emergency Services arrived. Employee #1 was pronounced dead in the workplace by the Medical Examiner.

Keywords:cpr, cleaning, crushed, machine cycled, trapped, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1631277.015 Fatality
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