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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306802505 - Mcquay International

Inspection Information - Office: Appleton

 

Inspection Nr: 306802505
Report ID: 0521100
Open Date: 03/06/2006

Site Address:
Mcquay International
700 N. Adams Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

Mailing Address:
175 Hansen Court Suite 103, Wood Dale, IL 60191

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:7623

NAICS: 811412/Appliance Repair and Maintenance


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/01/2006

Emphasis:

Close Case:11/06/2006


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100650761
Referral 200651412 Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
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. 01001A Serious 19100147 C04 I 07/05/2006 07/10/2006 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -  
2. 01001B Serious 19100147 C06 I 07/05/2006 01/06/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01001C Serious 19100147 C06 II 07/05/2006 01/06/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 100650761
Event: 02/28/2006
Employee Dies After Being Struck By Compressor Cover

On February 28, 2006, Employee #1 was working alone on a Westinghouse single-compressor water-cooled chiller HVAC system, Model Number PE 160. The system was located in the top floor mechanical room of a multi-story building. Employees of the building owner, located on the floor below the mechanical room, heard a loud noise. They went to investigate the noise and found Employee #1. He had been struck in the face by the compressor pump motor cover that weighed approximately 80 pounds. He died in the hospital on March 3, 2006 from his injuries. Further investigation revealed that Employee #1 was probably in the process of installing the motor cover using jacking blocks and jacking rods. It is also believed that the system was being pressurized with nitrogen to perform leak testing. It is believed the accident occurred when the pressure inside the system exceeded the holding capacity of the three jacking rods. The jacking rods were found sheared off in the pump motor housing.

Keywords:compressor, cover, repair, struck by, flying object, face, pressure release

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306802505 Fatality Concussion Mechanical engineering technicians
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