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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1199915.015 - Texamerican Food Blending, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 1199915.015Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 12/27/2016

Texamerican Food Blending, Inc.
200 Westinghouse Dr.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 311942/Spice and Extract Manufacturing
Mailing: 2360 East Grand Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/28/2016
Emphasis: N:Amputate, L:Gifall, N:SvepClose Case:04/01/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1168461    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 1 6
Current Violations 3 2 1 6
Initial Penalty $32,957 $152,098 $0 $0 $0 $185,055
Current Penalty $15,000 $72,000 $0 $0 $0 $87,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 06/22/2017 06/30/2017 $5,000 $6,338 $0 07/12/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100147 C06 I 06/22/2017 06/30/2017 $5,000 $8,873 $0 07/12/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100147 C07 I A 06/22/2017 06/30/2017 $0 $8,873 $0 07/12/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100212 A03 II 06/22/2017 06/30/2017 $5,000 $8,873 $0 07/12/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001 Willful 19100147 C04 II 06/22/2017 06/30/2017 $36,000 $76,049 $0 07/12/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02002A Willful 19100147 D03 06/22/2017 06/30/2017 $36,000 $76,049 $0 07/12/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 02002B Willful 19100147 D04 I 06/22/2017 06/30/2017 $0 $0 $0 07/12/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 03001 Other 19100303 E01 II 06/22/2017 06/30/2017 $0 $0 $0 07/12/2017 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 91692.015Event: 12/27/2016Employee Is Killed In Mixer
At 11:57 a.m. on December 27, 2016, an employee was performing a salt flush on the line four 2,500 lb. double ribbon mixer. The employee entered the mixer after he dropped an 80 lb. bag of salt. After entering the mixer, his coworker placed another bag of salt onto the area of the mixer that had the limit switches that indicated that the mixer lids were closed. Because the machine operated via only the emergency stop button, the machine began to operate with the employee trapped inside, killing him. The employee was killed from trauma to the chest.
Keywords: caught in, lockout/tagout, mixer, mixer blade
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1199915.015 Fatality Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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