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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $4,500 $33,000 $0 $0 $0 $37,500
Current Penalty $2,500 $27,500 $0 $0 $0 $30,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 02/26/1999 03/04/1999 $1,000 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C06 I 02/26/1999 03/04/1999 $500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100147 D04 I 02/26/1999 03/10/1999 $1,000 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Willful 19100147 C01 02/26/1999 03/17/1999 $27,500 $33,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201951357 Event: 12/10/1998Employee'S Legs Amputated By Ram
Employee #1 was a new bailer operator. After four days on this job, he climbed up a conveyor belt to remove a paper jam in the boiler hopper. He slipped off the conveyor into the hopper, tripping the electronic eyes that automatically start the ram of the bailer when the eye beam is broken. The ram closed on the worker, amputating both legs. He was hospitalized. The course of the accident was directly related to training of the employee and ensuring proper lock-out of equipment. He was not given training on lockout or other job procedures.
Keywords: amputated, boiler, lockout, tripped, baler, paper, conveyor belt, paper machine, hopper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 121984835 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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