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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1280357.015 - The Sherwin-Williams Company

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights

Nr: 1280357.015Report ID: 0524530Open Date: 12/01/2017

The Sherwin-Williams Company
711 West Wabashnull
Effingham, IL 62401
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 493110/General Warehousing and Storage
Mailing: 711 West Wabashnull, Effingham, IL 62401

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/01/2017
Close Case:07/05/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1288483 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $21,064 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,064
Current Penalty $9,700 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100030 A03 II 05/10/2018 $9,700 $12,934 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Other 19100147 C07 I A 05/10/2018 06/27/2018 $0 $8,130 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Other 19100147 D 05/10/2018 06/27/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 101151.015Event: 11/30/2017Employee Falls From Conveyor And Breaks Leg
At approximately 1:10 a.m. on November 30, 2017, an employee was working for a m anufacturer of paints and finishes. He and a coworker were working in the facili ty's warehouse or storage building. The two workers were manning a robotic pall etizing machine. The palletizing machine had overhead conveyors carrying cartons of paint to a robotic arm. The employee and his coworker were stocking the main paint carton storage area of the system. The overhead conveyor experienced a ma lfunction. The conveyor was bringing forward more boxes than the robotic arm was programmed to expect. The conveyor stopped, and the robotic arm ceased function ing. To move boxes back down the line and to clear the jam, the coworker secured a ladder to reach the overhead conveyor. The employee stepped on a recessed pla tform on the pallet conveyor, approximately 150 millimeters (6 inches) below the conveyor chain and approximately 350 millimeters (14 inches) in width, to assis t his coworker. As he attempted to step back onto ground level, at approximately 1:10 a.m., the employee lost his balance and slipped off of the chain conveyor. His leg became caught between the conveyor and a metal bar equipped with a phot o eye. The bar was approximately 200 millimeters (8 inches) outside of the conve yor stand. The employee struck a metal pole as he fell, and that impact, in comb ination with the momentum of his fall, caused him to sustain a fracture of both bones in his lower leg. The fractures of his tibia and fibula required surgery. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: conveyor belt, fall, fracture, jammed, leg, lost balance, mech malfunction, storage room, struck against, tibia, walking surface, warehouse
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1280357.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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