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Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

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Inspection: 1290818.015 - 96733 - South St Paul Steel Supply Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 1290818.015Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 01/26/2018

96733 - South St Paul Steel Supply Co Inc
200 Hardman Ave N
South Saint Paul, MN 55075
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 423510/Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 200 Hardman Ave N, South Saint Paul, MN 55075

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/01/2018
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1304325    
Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,000
Current Penalty $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100176 B 05/03/2018 05/27/2018 $25,000 $25,000 $0 05/24/2018 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 102831.015Event: 01/26/2018Employee Is Crushed By Falling Stack Of Tubular Steel
On January 26, 2018, an employee was working for a metal service center and metal merchant wholesaler. The firm sold steel, stainless steel, and aluminum products. It processed those materials as well. He and two coworkers were performing a loadout of various sizes and configurations of steel onto an awaiting flatbed trailer. They were using an overhead hoist to do this. As the material was being stacked on the ground, a stack of tubular steel fell onto the employees chest and leg. He was crushed. The material did not fall from the overhead hoist, but from the stack on the ground. Immediately, his two coworkers utilized the overhead hoist and a chain sling to remove the steel that had fallen on the employee. He was not removed from the original position where he was trapped, until emergency responders arrived. They attempted to revive him, unsuccessfully. The employee was crushed killed by the steel tubes.
Keywords: struck by, steel, trailer, unstable position, crushed, falling object, leg, metal shop, overhead crane, mech mat handling, hoist, emergency response, chest, unstable load, steel tube
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1290818.015 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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