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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 317243293 - Nissan North America Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 2


Inspection Nr: 317243293
Report ID: 0454712
Date Opened: 06/16/2013

Site Address:
Nissan North America Inc
983 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 336111/Automobile Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/27/2013

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis: N:Amputate

Case Closed: 02/21/2014

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100627322
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $10,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,400
Current Penalty $10,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,400
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 503010501 12/05/2013 02/18/2014 $2,400 $2,400 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 D04 I 12/05/2013 12/30/2013 $4,000 $4,000 $0 -  
3. 01003 Serious 19100147 F01 II 12/05/2013 12/30/2013 $4,000 $4,000 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200627032
Event: 06/16/2013
Employee Is Struck By Axis Arm< Later Dies

At approximately 12:50 a.m. on June 16, 2013, Employee #1 was working in a maintenance crew replacing a gear reducer and gaskets on an articulating robot. Employee #1 walked under the axis arm of the robot at the same time the arm, along with axes and welding tooling, mounted at the end of axis arm. The arm pivoted around the axis and collapsed into another axis arm, perpendicular to the floor. Employee #1 was caught between the tooling axis arms and the robot. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital with multiple blunt force injuries, where he later died.

Keywords:maintenance, robot, collapse, struck by, arm

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317243293 Fatality Concussion Machinery maintenance occupations
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