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Inspection: 117947465 - Triumph Precision Casting Co.

Inspection Information - Office: San Francisco

Nr: 117947465Report ID: 0935000Open Date: 02/04/2005

Triumph Precision Casting Co.
6519 West Allison Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3724/Aircraft Engines and Engine Parts
NAICS: 336412/Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/14/2005
Close Case:04/30/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $5,000 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $75,000
Current Penalty $3,000 $49,500 $0 $0 $0 $52,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100146 C04 07/28/2005 06/09/2006 $1,500 $2,500 $0 08/16/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C01 07/28/2005 07/09/2006 $1,500 $2,500 $0 08/16/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Willful 5A0001 07/28/2005 07/09/2006 $49,500 $70,000 $0 08/16/2005 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201780798Event: 02/04/2005Employee Is Killed By Burns He Receives In Kiln
On February 4, 2005, Employee #1, of the Triumph Precision Casting Company, was setting up parts to be heated in a kiln used to cast superalloys for aerospace and gas turbine specialty parts. He had the upper portion of his body in the kiln. He was pinned near his waist between the kiln's door and the bottom of the kiln. He was killed by the burns he sustained. The supervisor did not have a clear view of the kiln's door and did not notice for several minutes that Mr. Drake was pinned. Employees place parts in the kiln with the aid of a mechanical manipulator. The plant's engineer said that about two years prior to the accident, a bar-type safety device was removed from the bottom of the door. This device would have automatically raised the door if the door came in contact with an object before closing all the way. The plant engineer also stated that, normally, a stop-start button for the kiln's door was located on the wall next to the door. The stop-start button in this instance was wired to a foot treadle. The kiln's manufacturer stated that the kiln was designed to be installed with the bar safety device on the bottom of the door and the start-stop button mounted on the wall next to the door. Violations were proposed for the failure to keep the manufacturer's machine guards in place and the failure to develop and implement a confined space entry program and lockout/tagout program for the kiln.
Keywords: burn, kiln, pinned, work rules, lockout, safety bar, door
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 117947465 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Heat treating equipment operators

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