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Inspection: 1663540.015 - Precision Strip, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Toledo
Precision Strip, Inc.
7401 Ponderosa Rd.
Perrysburg, OH 43551
7401 Ponderosa Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 331221/Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 04/14/2023
|#||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||09/07/2023||09/25/2023||$15,625||$15,625||$0||10/05/2023||C - Contested|
|2.||01001B||Serious||19100147 C06 I||09/07/2023||09/25/2023||$0||$0||$0||10/05/2023||C - Contested|
|3.||01002||Serious||19100147 C07 I||09/07/2023||09/25/2023||$15,625||$15,625||$0||10/05/2023||C - Contested|
|4.||01003||Serious||19100147 D||09/07/2023||09/25/2023||$15,625||$15,625||$0||10/05/2023||C - Contested|
At 5:40 p.m. on April 14, 2023, an employee, an assistant operator, was attempting to clear a jam at stacker #2 on the energized 905 blanker line. As the employee noticed a jam on stacker #1 and stacker #2, he opened #2's stacker gate and entered the machine's enclosure six times in a 12-minute period to clear the product jams. In the course of this work activity inside the cell, the employee, in an upright position, placed his head/neck between the flipper arm and the conveyor on multiple occasions. When the main operator returned to his control console, he stopped the conveyor and actuated the 100 psi pneumatic "flipper" arm located in stacker #2, causing it to rapidly move upward into a closed position. The employee's neck was caught in this pinch point created by the flipper arm and feed conveyor system. The main operator then returned to the employee's control panel and engaged the hydraulic lifting arm to raise a section of the conveyor above stacker #1. The main operator, unaware that the assistant operator was caught in the conveyor, continued to clear the jam in stacker #1 before lowering the conveyor back down. After returning to the assistant's control panel located to the right of the stacker's access gate, the main operator discovered the assistant operator caught in the machine. Perrysburg Township Fire Department pronounced the employee dead on scene.
Keywords:actuated, caught in, clearing, conveyor, crushed, head, hydraulic, jammed, neck, pinch point, pneumatic
|1||1663540.015||Fatality||Misc. metal & plastic processing machine operators|