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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $6,050 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,050
Current Penalty $6,050 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,050
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 I 05/08/1992 05/11/1992 $2,500 $2,500 $0 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002A Serious 19100147 C07 IIIA 05/08/1992 05/15/1992 $2,500 $2,500 $0 05/27/1992 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01002B Serious 740003001 05/08/1992 05/15/1992 $0 $0 $0 05/27/1992 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 01003 Serious 19100147 C07 I 05/08/1992 05/22/1992 $1,050 $1,050 $0 05/27/1992 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 711077 Event: 02/28/1992Employee Killed When Crushed By Hot Press Charger
On February 28, 1992, Employee #1 was working as a press helper on a plywood hot press. At approximately 2:25 a.m., he asked a quality-control glue checker to operate the press controls while Employee #1 serviced an electric eye that he thought was malfunctioning on the charger system. Employee #1 climbed the ladder on the outside of the charger and told the glue checker to charge the press. The glue checker turned his attention to the controls and charged the press. He heard a yell and saw Employee #1 crushed against the main frame above him. Apparently, Employee #1 had crawled inside the charger during the interim and was crushed when the charger moved forward. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene. This practice was in violation of company policies and applicable lockout/tagout standards.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, lockout, caught between, crushed, point of operation, press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115750085 Fatality Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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