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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 108195488 - United Fibers

Inspection Information - Office: Arizona Phoenix Sfty

Nr: 108195488Report ID: 0950411Open Date: 08/10/1989

United Fibers
390 East Ray Road
Chandler, AZ 85225
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2899/Chemicals and Chemical Preparations, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/17/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:11/20/1989
Emphasis: L:Fall

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360105175    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 8 2 10
Current Violations 8 2 10
Initial Penalty $9,040 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $10,040
Current Penalty $4,360 $0 $0 $200 $0 $4,560
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 230403 A 08/25/1989 08/28/1989 $2,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100023 C01 08/25/1989 08/28/1989 $250 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100027 D01 II 08/25/1989 08/28/1989 $200 $400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100027 F 08/25/1989 08/28/1989 $250 $560 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100219 C04 II 08/25/1989 08/28/1989 $240 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100219 D01 08/25/1989 08/28/1989 $240 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100219 F03 08/25/1989 08/28/1989 $480 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19100303 G02 I 08/25/1989 08/28/1989 $200 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 02001 Other 19100036 B05 08/25/1989 08/28/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 02002 Other R4130637 08/25/1989 08/28/1989 $200 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14264444Event: 08/08/1989Employee Dies After Being Struck By Fluffer Blades
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on August 8, 1989, Employee #1, a night clean-up and maintenance worker, was inside the fluffer, where paper materials are shredded. He was removing material from the blades of the fluffer when the machine was activated and the blades began to rotate. The machine was shut down immediately, but Employee #1 had been struck numerous times on the chest. He suffered massive head injuries and was transferred to Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. Employee #1 later died from injuries sustained in the accident.
Keywords: chest, head, maintenance, paper shredder, work rules, cleaning, lockout, struck by, blade
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108195488 Fatality Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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