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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103243697 - General Motors Corp.,Delco Products Div.

Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati

Nr: 103243697Report ID: 0522000Open Date: 02/05/1990

General Motors Corp.,Delco Products Div.
2701 Home Ave.
Dayton, OH 45401
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3714/Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories
Mailing: P.O. Box 1224, Dayton, OH 45401

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/08/1990
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/16/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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
  1. 01001 Other 19040002 A 03/14/1990 03/28/1990 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 869297Event: 02/02/1990Employee Killed Due To Fractured Neck From Fall
A stock attendant was washing a portable tank over a grated 6-ft-deep pit. The pit was partially filled with waste water and waste chemicals from the washing process. The spigot of the tank became tightly wedged in one of the 1-in. by 4-in. grate openings. As the employee tried to dislodge the spigot, the grate he was standing became displaced and the employee fell into the small opening between two grates. As he fell through the space created between the displaced grate and the adjacent grate, his neck was caught and fractured. He was killed and was later found.
Keywords: fracture, grating, caught between, fall, neck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103243697 Fatality Fracture Mixing and blending machine operators

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