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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 102040235 - Karler Packing Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico

Nr: 102040235Report ID: 0653510Open Date: 04/25/1986

Karler Packing Company, Inc.
South Broadway
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2011/Meat Packing Plants
Mailing: P. O. Box 1005, Albuquerque, NM 87103

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/28/1986
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/09/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident36592996    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $1,120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,120
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 90005 A 06/09/1986 06/20/1986 $560 $560 $0 06/27/1986 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100132 A 06/09/1986 06/20/1986 $560 $560 $0 06/27/1986 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14557680Event: 04/25/1986Employee Crushed When Front End Loader Rolled Into Pit
THE EMPLOYEE HAD JUST STARTED HIS WORK SHIFT. HIS TASK FOR THE MORNING WAS TO MIX BLOOD FROM THE SLAUGHTER HOUSE WITH DIRT TO MAKE AN IRON-RICH COMPOST. HE WAS DRIVING A 1972 MICHIGAN LOADER WHICH HAD NOT BEEN RETROFITTED WITH A ROLL-OVER PROTECTIVE STRUCTURE. AS HE WAS RETURNING TO THE MIXING PIT WITH A BUCKET LOAD OF COMPOST, THE BACK WHEEL OF THE LOADER WENT OVER THE EDGE OF THE PIT. THE LOADER FELL INTO THE PIT, LANDING ON ITS TOP. THE NON-ROPS CAB COLLAPSED, CRUSHING THE DRIVER (EMPLOYEE #1) TO DEATH.
Keywords: front end loader, roll-over, rops, crushed, pit, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102040235 Fatality Concussion Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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