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Inspection: 304711344 - United States Pipe And Foundry Company, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham


Inspection Nr: 304711344
Report ID: 0418300
Open Date: 10/11/2001

Site Address:
United States Pipe And Foundry Company, Llc
3000 30th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35207

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/07/2002

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:04/11/2002

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101271401
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100176 F 03/07/2002 04/23/2002 $6,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201271384
Event: 10/11/2001
Switchman Killed When Crushed Between Rail Cars

On October 11, 2001, Employee #1, a switchman with U.S. Pipe and Foundry, Inc., was riding a rail car on a train traveling on a main line. The rail cars on the adjacent shaving track were drifting in the same direction at a junction that did not provide sufficient clearance. Employee #1 was pinned when the rail car he was riding came into contact with the rail cars on the shaving track, and he was fatally crushed.

Keywords:pinned, railroad car, caught between, crushed, railroad track, railroad

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304711344 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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