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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302588025 - Potlatch Corporation, Id Pulp & Paperboard Div.

Inspection Information - Office: Boise


Inspection Nr: 302588025
Report ID: 1032500
Date Opened: 07/31/2000

Site Address:
Potlatch Corporation, Id Pulp & Paperboard Div.
803 Mill Road
Lewiston, ID 83501

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1126, Lewiston, ID 83501

Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/03/2000


Case Closed: 12/18/2000

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100230598
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $12,500 $0 $0 $19,500
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $12,500 $0 $0 $19,500
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 5A0001 11/17/2000 11/24/2000 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 02001 Repeat 19100023 C01 11/17/2000 11/24/2000 $12,500 $12,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200230878
Event: 07/28/2000
Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Screw Assembly

Employee #1 and coworkers were changing a large valve on the sixth floor of a pulp mill. The valve had an attached twin screw assembly that had to be removed before the valve could be changed. The crew detached the screw assembly and pulled it off the valve, at which point it was suspended by rigging from a trolley. The crew was pushing the assembly to the west when the trolley came off the I-beam to which it was attached. This caused one end of the assembly to fall, striking Employee #1 on the side of the head. He was killed.

Keywords:head, maintenance, hoisting mechanism, unsecured, work rules, hoist, struck by, falling object

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302588025 Fatality Fracture Millwrights
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