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Inspection: 120589957 - Thyssenkrupp Waupaca Inc Dba Waupaca Foundry Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Hlth 3

Nr: 120589957Report ID: 0454723Open Date: 10/31/2002

Thyssenkrupp Waupaca Inc Dba Waupaca Foundry Inc
134 Waupaca Drive
Etowah, TN 37331
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3321/Gray and Ductile Iron Foundries
NAICS: 331511/Iron Foundries
Mailing: P.O. Box 510, Etowah, TN 37331

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:10/31/2002
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:10/28/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100622117    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $8,800 $0 $0 $4,000 $0 $12,800
Current Penalty $8,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001A Serious 19100134 C 03/12/2003 06/12/2003 $0 $2,800 $0 A - Amendment
  2. 01001B Serious 1000702 B 03/12/2003 03/14/2003 $2,800 $0 $0 A - Amendment
  3. 01001C Serious 1000702 D 03/12/2003 06/12/2003 $0 $0 $0 -
Deleted 4. 01002A Serious 19100134 K01 03/12/2003 03/18/2003 $2,800 $2,800 $0 A - Amendment
  5. 01002B Serious 19100134 L01 03/12/2003 03/18/2003 $2,800 $0 $0 A - Amendment
  6. 01003 Serious 19101048 D01 I 03/12/2003 03/18/2003 $3,200 $3,200 $0 -
Deleted 7. 02001 Other 3000501 A 03/12/2003 03/18/2003 $0 $4,000 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200622298Event: 10/28/2002Employee Died After 12-Hour Shift
On October 28, 2003, Employee #1, a sand core maker, was working his 12-hour shift, which was primarily located in a general ventilation space above core machines. His duties involved weighing and dumping components (chemical resin and sand) into a mixer/delivery system. For some reason, at the beginning of his shift, Employee #1 became ill, displaying symptoms to include: nausea, dizziness, and vomiting. Despite his condition, Employee #1 continued to work. After completing a full 12-hour shift, he went home. Employee #1 was later transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.
Keywords: sand, ventilation, nausea, dizziness, chemical, vomit
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120589957 Fatality Other Molding and casting machine operators

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