Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303830590 - Duke University Medical Center

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh


Inspection Nr: 303830590
Report ID: 0453710
Date Opened: 11/27/2000

Site Address:
Duke University Medical Center
P.O.Box 3914 Dumc
Durham, NC 27710

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/28/2000

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Case Closed: 02/22/2001

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100353192
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,425 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,425
Current Penalty $5,425 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,425
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 19100147 C04 II 01/08/2001 01/26/2001 $3,500 $3,500 $0 -  
2. 01002 Serious 19100303 G02 I 01/08/2001 01/26/2001 $1,925 $1,925 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 303830590
Event: 11/25/2000
Employee Crushed To Death In Machine Accident

On November 25, 2000, an employee was cleaning out the collection hopper of a "TRANSVAC" pneumatic vacuum laundry collection system, when the doors closed on him. The employee may have accidentally bypassed a photocell, which acted as a safeguard to prevent the doors from closing on an individual. An investigation revealed that there was no manual procedure to lockout the machine. The employee suffered crushing injuries, which resulted in his death.

Keywords:hopper door, lockout, crushed, struck by, door, hopper

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303830590 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
Back to Top

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.