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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1089362.015 - Advanced Veneer Technologies, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 1089362.015Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 08/31/2015

Advanced Veneer Technologies, Inc.
248 Collins Roadnull
Lyons, GA 30436
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 321211/Hardwood Veneer and Plywood Manufacturing
Mailing: 248 Collins Roadnull, Lyons, GA 30436

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/31/2015
Emphasis: L:ForkliftClose Case:02/06/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $700 $0 $7,700
Current Penalty $4,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/10/2016 $2,940 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100023 D01 III 02/10/2016 $1,260 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19040029 B01 02/10/2016 03/08/2016 $0 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 79279.015Event: 08/31/2015Employee Is Killed When Struck By Unstable Load
At 9:28 a.m. on August 31, 2015, Employee #1, a dryer operator, was working alon e, staging 2 piles of moisture-laden veneer to manually feed a 3-tier dryer mac hine with motor-driven rollers. The first pile was situated on the floor, suppor ted by a 4 inch by 4 inch block of wood that was 5 feet by 10 inches by 27 inche s. The second pile was situated on a Bishamon lift-table, Model No. HLT-045-36-2 4048; SN 991086; with a weight capacity of 4,500 lbs. and piled 85 inches high. The lift-table platform was elevated 28 inches, including a custom-made pallet which was 44 inches by 47 inches by 7.5 inches. The lift table platform was 47 inches by 22 inches, as designed. A channel-iron modification increased the plat form width to 48 inches. The employee began manually feeding the first pile in to the dryer which was 48 inches high, from within a 26 inch space between the d ryer and the piles, reaching over and stepping to the left in order to keep the feed across rollers balanced. As the lift-table remained erect, the second pile , weighing 3,160 lbs., fell onto Employee #1, crushing and killing him.
Keywords: crushed, elevated work platform, falling object, hydraulic lift, struck by, unstable load
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1089362.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed

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