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Inspection: 309792216 - Cintas Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Oklahoma City

 

Inspection Nr: 309792216
Report ID: 0627700
Open Date: 03/07/2007

Site Address:
Cintas Corporation
5940 S 129th E Ave
Tulsa, OK 74134

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:7218

NAICS: 812332/Industrial Launderers


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/14/2007

Emphasis:

Close Case:07/27/2010


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100645084
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 42 1 45
Current Violations 2 42 1 45
Initial Penalty $12,000 $2,745,000 $25,000 $0 $0 $2,782,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $2,455,044 $25,000 $0 $0 $2,494,044
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 5A0001 08/16/2007 08/29/2007 $7,000 $7,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002A Serious 19100147 C06 IA 08/16/2007 09/03/2007 $7,000 $5,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01002B Serious 19100147 C06 II 08/16/2007 09/18/2007 $0 $0 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 02001 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
5. 02002 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
6. 02003 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
7. 02004 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
8. 02005 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
9. 02006 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
10. 02007 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
11. 02008 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
12. 02009 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $55,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
13. 02010 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
14. 02011 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $55,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
15. 02012 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
16. 02013 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
17. 02014 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
18. 02015 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
19. 02016 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
20. 02017 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
21. 02018 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $55,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
22. 02019 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
23. 02020 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
24. 02021 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
25. 02022 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
26. 02023 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $55,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
27. 02024 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
28. 02025 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
29. 02026 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
30. 02027 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $55,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
31. 02028 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
32. 02029 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
33. 02030 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $55,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
34. 02031 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $55,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
35. 02032 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
36. 02033 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
37. 02034 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
38. 02035 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
39. 02036 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $40,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
40. 02037 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $40,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
41. 02038 Willful 19100147 D02 08/16/2007 08/24/2007 $58,453 $40,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
42. 02039 Willful 19100147 C07 IA 08/16/2007 09/18/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
43. 02040 Willful 19100147 C07 IA 08/16/2007 09/18/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
44. 02041 Willful 19100147 C07 IA 08/16/2007 09/18/2007 $58,453 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
45. 02042 Willful 19100147 C07 IA 08/16/2007 09/18/2007 $58,471 $70,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  
46. 03001 Repeat 19100212 A01 08/16/2007 09/18/2007 $25,000 $25,000 $0 08/23/2007 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200643724
Event: 03/06/2007
Worker Is Killed After Falling Into Industrial Dryer

At approximately 9:25 a.m. on March 6, 2007, Employee #1 was working for a firm that supplied laundered or drycleaned industrial work uniforms and related work clothing. He normally worked as a loader and unloader on the second shift, but on the day of the accident, he was working as a washroom operator on first shift, taking the place of an employee who was on vacation. While working alone in the washroom, he noticed a clothes jam on the shuttle conveyor that was automatically feeding a load of wet clothes (jeans) into the middle dryer. To clear the jam, he climbed onto a railing and then onto the shuttle conveyor. He did not shut off the power to the dryer or the conveyor. He then jumped on top of the clothes stuck at the top of the dryer to clear the jam. The clothes loosened up and began moving into the dryer, carried by the conveyor belt. This motion caused Employee #1 to lose his balance and fall into the dryer with the clothes. He was trapped inside the dryer, with a temperature of over 300 degrees Fahrenheit, for approximately 20 minutes, until he was discovered by a supervisor hearing a noise in the production area. After shutting off the power to the dryer, the supervisor opened the door of the dryer to see what was causing the noise. That's when he found Employee #1 inside. Emergency medical technicians were called. California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) personnel arrived and pronounced Employee #1 dead at the location.

Keywords:clothing, rotating parts, dry cleaning, jammed, fall, concussion, conveyor belt, lost balance, washing machine, high temperature

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309792216 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
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