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Case Status: CLOSED
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 Palmer
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
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
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/20/2017
Close Case:05/07/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1247864    
Case Status: CLOSED

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 tire 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 sprayed into the tire. The starting fluid was lit with a propane torch, causing the tire 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 standing in front of the wheel. The outer portion of the multi-piece rim blew off and lacerated the employee's neck, killing him.
Keywords: struck by, blowout--tire, motor vehicle, neck, air pressure
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1251516.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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