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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 127324226 - Willamette Industries Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 6

Nr: 127324226Report ID: 0454716Open Date: 07/11/1998

Willamette Industries Inc
100 Clinchfield Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2621/Paper Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/09/1998
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/14/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362730038    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 503010501 11/24/1998 12/07/1998 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170123947Event: 07/10/1998Employee Killed When Crushed Between Paper Rolls
An overhead crane was used to align a 16,000 lb full roll of paper with the drive mechanism. The crane overpowered the reel lock down system and caused the reel to eject from the saddle. Employee #1 became caught between the full roll of paper and a 2,600 lb empty paper reel. He suffered crushing injuries to his chest and was killed. The full reel had a worn journal that caused the misalignment with the drive mechanism.
Keywords: work rules, suspended load, paper roll, caught between, crushed, overhead crane, mech mat handling, mech malfunction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 127324226 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Machine operators, not specified

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