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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,300
Current Penalty $1,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 12/01/1989 12/04/1989 $500 $500 $0 -
  2. 01002A Serious 19100176 B 12/01/1989 12/04/1989 $800 $800 $0 -
  3. 01002B Serious 19100176 A 12/01/1989 12/04/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14418354 Event: 10/19/1989Employee Exposed To Molds After Storage Racks Collapsed
Employee #1 was a set-up operator at Sherwood Medical Company. Set-up operators initiate the run of an injection mold. They are required to go to the mold racks and remove molds and take them to the molding department. Employee #1 was instructed to look for a mold inside storage racks on the bottom bay in the warehouse. The second bay collapsed causing the molds to fall and strike the employee. Apparently, on the deck two molds were sitting on a pallet, which was leaning on the rails of the racks. The front and back rails had a pronounced bow. This bow allowed the pallet and molds to fall through. Employee #1 developed an acute bacterial meningitis and basilar skull fracture. He later died as a result of a concussion.
Keywords: collapse, storage rack, concussion, mold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100890219 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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