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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1017776.015 - Southwest Fabrication, L.L.C.

Inspection Information - Office: Arizona Phoenix Sfty

Nr: 1017776.015Report ID: 0950411Open Date: 01/13/2015

Southwest Fabrication, L.L.C.
22233 N 23rd Avenull
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 332312/Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing
Mailing: 22233 N 23rd Avenull, Phoenix, AZ 85027

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/20/2015
Close Case:05/21/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral932321 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $8,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,250
Current Penalty $8,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 04/28/2015 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002A Serious 19100303 F02 04/28/2015 $1,250 $1,250 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 01002B Serious 19100303 G01 II 04/28/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  4. 01002C Serious 19100305 G02 III 04/28/2015 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 70039.015Event: 01/12/2015Employee Is Caught By Machine Then Struck And Killed By Spin
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on January 12, 2015, an employee was operating a 2006 KINEFAC MC-75 FT/I (MC-80) Kine Roller Cylindrical Die Rolling Machine, Serial Number 1367. The KINEFAC machine was set for an infeed application of material that threads during the operating cycle. The KINEFAC had two 8 inch cylindrical dies that thread 2 inch diameter steel rebar to produce a precision thread at 2 .25 by 4.5 2A thread. The working space for the operator was approximately 27 in ches between the custom fabricated racking system and the KINEFAC MC-80 and appr oximately 18 inches from the rotating rebar. During the threading cycle the empl oyee approached the spinning rebar and his sweat shirt got caught by the spinnin g rebar which pulled him into the rotating material. The employee was killed as the result of an amputation of the left arm and blunt trauma to the body from t he spinning rebar. The company was using 18 foot 0.5 inch long by 2 inch diamet er steel rebar to be threaded for a final cage assembly.
Keywords: amputated, caught by, machine guarding, rebar, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1017776.015 Fatality Machine operators, not specified

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