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Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

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Inspection: 1244230.015 - Alco Iron & Metal Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Oakland

Nr: 1244230.015Report ID: 0950614Open Date: 06/30/2017

Alco Iron & Metal Co.
2370 Davis St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 332998/Enameled Iron and Metal Sanitary Ware Manufacturing
Mailing: 2140 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/17/2017
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1236351    
Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $45,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $45,000
Current Penalty $45,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $45,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3203(A)(6) 08/22/2017 09/11/2017 $22,500 $22,500 $0 09/26/2017 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3273(A) 08/22/2017 09/11/2017 $22,500 $22,500 $0 09/26/2017 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 96797.015Event: 06/30/2017Employee Is Killed When Screw Conveyor Falls Onto Employee
At 1:30 p.m. on June 30, 2017, an employee attempted to manually move a portable screw conveyor in order to move it out of the way so he and a coworker could work on another piece of machinery. As the employee was pulling the portable screw conveyor, the wheels on the screw conveyor were caught on a crack in the concrete floor inside the employers processing area. The screw conveyor was housed in a heavy steel tube. The configuration of the screw conveyor was such, that the support frame supporting it collapsed when the wheels on this frame struck a crack in the concrete. The screw conveyor component of the assembly fell onto the employee who was positioned below it. The screw conveyor assembly struck the employee between his shoulder blades and knocked the employee to the floor. As the screw conveyor assembly was very heavy, the employee was crushed by the screw conveyor. The employee was transported to the hospital, however, the employee died shortly after arrival.
Keywords: struck by, conveyor, crushed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1244230.015 Fatality Other Machine operators, not specified

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