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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1251516.015 - Kalamazoo Pallet Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 1251516.015Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 08/02/2017

Kalamazoo Pallet Llc
2215 Palmernull
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 321920/Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing
Mailing: 45 Ottawa Ave.Sw Suite 1100p.O. Box 306, Grand Rapids, MI 49501

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/20/2017
Close Case:05/07/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $14,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 408.1011(A) 11/08/2017 12/14/2017 $4,900 $7,000 $0 12/29/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 408.17235(1) 11/08/2017 12/14/2017 $4,900 $7,000 $0 12/29/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 408.17235(5) 11/08/2017 12/14/2017 $4,900 $7,000 $0 12/29/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 408.17236(5) 11/08/2017 12/14/2017 $0 $0 $0 12/29/2017 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 97762.015Event: 08/01/2017Employee Is Struck By Exploding Tire Rim And Is Killed
At 2:30 p.m. on August 1, 2017, an employee was repairing a leaking front left t ire on a front end loader with two coworkers. A bottle of Green Slime tire leak sealant was injected into the tire and an ether-based starting fluid was spraye d into the tire. The starting fluid was lit with a propane torch, causing the t ire to seat against the wheel bead. At this point, the employee took an air hose and inflated the tire while holding the air chuck on the tire valve and standin g in front of the wheel. The outer portion of the multi-piece rim blew off and lacerated the employee's neck, killing him.
Keywords: air pressure, blowout--tire, motor vehicle, neck, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1251516.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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