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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308188747 - Mueller Co Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 3


Inspection Nr: 308188747
Report ID: 0454713
Open Date: 09/23/2004

Site Address:
Mueller Co Llc
1401 Mueller Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37406

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 331511/Iron Foundries

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/08/2004

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:02/23/2005

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100623248
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
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. 01001 Serious 503010501 12/16/2004 12/24/2004 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -  
2. 01002 Serious 19100176 F 12/16/2004 12/24/2004 $0 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200623197
Event: 09/23/2004
Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Rail Car

On September 23, 2004, Employee #1, a flagman, was backing up a railroad hopper car, which was being pushed by a front-end loader. When he saw that the rail car was approaching a parked semi-trailer, he attempted to apply the rail car's brakes. The flagman's shirt became caught on a cotter key for the brake release. He was crushed between the rail car and the semi trailer and was killed.

Keywords:brake, work rules, railroad car, flagman, cotter pin, collision, crushed, loader, trailer, backing up

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308188747 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction
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