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Inspection: 127369015 - United States Gypsum Company

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 3

Nr: 127369015Report ID: 0352430Open Date: 05/25/1996

United States Gypsum Company
5500 Quaarantine Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21226
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3275/Gypsum Products

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/21/1996
Close Case:07/10/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361542343    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170826515Event: 05/25/1996Employee Suffocates When Pulled Into Discharge Hopper
At approximately 12:40 a.m. on May 25, 1996, Employee #1, of the U.S. Gypsum Company, climbed a barrier guard to access the adjusting nuts of a belt conveyor. He was using a wrench to work the adjusting nut while the 35-ft-long conveyor was in motion. While making the adjustment, Employee #1 lost his footing and was pulled into the discharge hopper. He suffered mechanical compression and died of asphyxia by suffocation. Employee #1 had not been instructed to perform any type of work on the equipment, and it was not a function of his job classification. He had been trained in lockout-tagout; but he had not implemented the lockout procedure before making the adjustment.
Keywords: maintenance, asphyxiated, suffocated, work rules, belt conveyor, slip, caught by, lockout, crushed, hopper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 127369015 Fatality Asphyxia Machine operators, not specified

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