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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $280 $0 $0 $0 $0 $280
Current Penalty $280 $0 $0 $0 $0 $280
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100219 C02 I 07/05/1985 07/08/1985 $280 $280 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14499602 Event: 06/07/1985Employee Impaled By Flying Air Nozzle Coupler
ON JUNE 7, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING AT A VARIABLE SPEED HAMMOND POLISHING BELT LATHE, MODEL 7-ROHW-C. HE WOULD HOLD CASTINGS TO BE POLISHED AND THEN CLEAN THEM BY BLOWING COMPRESSED AIR ON THEM. AFTER CLEANING THE CASTINGS, HE WOULD DRAPE THE AIRLINE OVER THE POLISHING LATHE. THIS PRACTICE DEVELOPED BECAUSE OF THE POSITIONING OF THE AIRLINE (BEHIND THE MACHINE). THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED BECAUSE VIBRATION CAUSED THE AIRLINE TO WORK ITS WAY DOWN TO AN UNGUARDED 3 INCH LENGTH OF THE HORIZONTAL SHAFT, WHERE IT BECAME ENTWINED IN THE SHAFT. THE SHAFT, ROTATING AT 1500 RPM, QUICKLY SHEARED THE AIRLINE AND SENT THE COUPLING INTO THE EMPLOYEE'S CHEST AT A SPEED OF APPROXIMATELY 325 FEET PER SECOND. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED BECAUSE A PORTION OF THE LATHE SHAFT WAS LEFT UNGUARDED, IN VIOLATION OF 1910.219(C)(2)(I), AND THE EMPLOYER ALLOWED THE PRACTICE TO EVOLVE OF DRAPING THE AIRLINE OVER THE LATHE. THE LATHE WAS A NEWLY MANUFACTURED UNIT, PURCHASED IN JANUARY, 1985.
Keywords: chest, lathe, impaled, rotating shaft, struck by, flying object, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1281286 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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