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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1305972.015 - 107191 - Kn Platech

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 1305972.015Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 04/02/2018

107191 - Kn Platech
1755 Mccall Drive
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3089/Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 326121/Unlaminated Plastics Profile Shape Manufacturing
Mailing: 1755 Mccall Drive, Shelbyville, IN 46176

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/04/2018
Close Case:05/21/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1322439 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

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 19100212 A03 II 05/09/2018 06/12/2018 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 104458.015Event: 03/31/2018Employee Is Killed When Struck And Crushed By A Blow Molding
On March 31, 2018, an employee, working as a machine operator and parts packer. The employee's coworker was troubleshooting a fault in a plastic blow molding machine. The press mold area was protected by a metal yellow fence with a locked gate to prevent entry and exposure to hazards in the mold area. The coworker placed the press machine cycle in the home position and then to the off position using the touch screen control panel. The gate to the press mold area was opened and the employee the entered the gate to the press mold area and started removing plastic from the mold. The coworker waited for the employee to step 2 to 3 feet away from the mold area. The coworker stated to the employee he was going to start the machine and then turned to the control panel and started the machine. The coworker did not have a clear view to the mold area when facing the control panel. The employee stepped back into the press mold area as the press started. The side 1 mold moved to the parison head to fill the mold with plastic. The side 1 mold moved into position in approximately 2 seconds. The side 1 mold struck and crushed the employee against the protective metal yellow fence. The employee was killed. The side 1 mold measured 30 inches wide, 35 inches tall, and 16 inches deep. The mold was approximately 40 inches above the walking working surface.
Keywords: caught between, molding machine, maintenance, crushed, lockout
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1305972.015 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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