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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 116213117 - Wampler Foods, Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Harrisburg

Nr: 116213117Report ID: 0316700Open Date: 05/20/2000

Wampler Foods, Incorporated
304 South Water Street
New Oxford, PA 17350
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2015/Poultry Slaughtering and Processing
Mailing: P.O. Box 38, New Oxford, PA 17350

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/16/2000
Emphasis: S:Food ProcessingClose Case:10/24/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360161970    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 1 7
Current Violations 6 1 7
Initial Penalty $33,950 $0 $0 $0 $0 $33,950
Current Penalty $26,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/25/2000 10/20/2000 $2,000 $2,975 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100023 C01 09/25/2000 10/20/2000 $2,000 $2,975 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100178 L 09/25/2000 10/20/2000 $5,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100178 M05 III 09/25/2000 10/20/2000 $5,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100178 P01 09/25/2000 10/20/2000 $5,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100178 Q07 09/25/2000 10/20/2000 $5,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 19100178 A06 09/25/2000 10/20/2000 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 116213117Event: 05/20/2000Employee Killed When Run Over By Backing Forklift
Employee #1 and two coworkers were elevating fans to the live turkey holding area. Employee #1 was operating a Clark 6000 forklift loader while the coworkers were situated on an elevated pallet that rested on the truck's forks. The coworkers on the raised pallet were attempting to communicate with Employee #1 but he could not hear them over the noise of the vehicle. He turned off the engine and the coworkers requested that he move the truck backward. Employee #1 was standing behind the forklift when he engaged the ignition switch. The truck moved in reverse and ran him over. Employee #1 sustained crushing injuries and was killed.
Keywords: ind trk operator, vehicle in gear, work rules, industrial truck, noise, mech mat handling, run over, communication, backing up
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 116213117 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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