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Inspection: 109196253 - Steward Machine Co., Inc. Plant #2

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 109196253Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 08/12/1994

Steward Machine Co., Inc. Plant #2
3911 13th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35202
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3599/Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Equipment, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P. O. Box 11008, Birmingham, AL 35202

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/22/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/17/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,750
Current Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C05 IIA2 09/22/1994 10/12/1994 $1,375 $1,375 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100147 C05 IIC2 09/22/1994 10/12/1994 $900 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19100147 C06 I 09/22/1994 10/12/1994 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01001D Serious 19100147 C07 IV 09/22/1994 10/12/1994 $0 $0 $0 -
Deleted 5. 01002 Serious 19100305 J04 IIA 09/22/1994 10/04/1994 $1,375 $1,375 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14546139Event: 08/09/1994Employee Dies, Another Hurt As Wrench Rotates On Drill Press
Employees #1 and #2 were trying to remove a 3 1/2 in. spade drill from the chuck of a radial drill press, using an 8 in. spanner wrench with a 5 ft cheater pipe attached. The drill press was a Csepel, type RFH100/3000, #73068, made in Hungary. Employee #1 contacted the start button of the drill press, which caused the spindle to start rotating. Employee #1 was struck in the side by the spanner wrench and Employee #2 fell over a small table while trying to avoid being struck. Both employees sustained contusions, Employee #1 to the abdomen and Employee #2 to the chest area. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: chest, wrench, rotating parts, abdomen, dismantling, work rules, lockout, drill press, struck by, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109196253 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 109196253 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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