Inspection: 302588025 - Potlatch Corporation, Id Pulp & Paperboard Div.
Inspection Information - Office: Boise
Potlatch Corporation, Id Pulp & Paperboard Div.
803 Mill Road
Lewiston, ID 83501
Post Office Box 1126, Lewiston, ID 83501
Union Status: Union
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 08/03/2000
Case Closed: 12/18/2000
|#||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|
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