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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1320159.015 - 139074 - Unilin North America, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte

Nr: 1320159.015Report ID: 0453730Open Date: 05/28/2018

139074 - Unilin North America, Llc
149 Homanit Usa Road
Mount Gilead, NC 27306
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2493/Reconstituted Wood Products
NAICS: 321219/Reconstituted Wood Product Manufacturing
Mailing: 149 Homanit Usa Road, Mount Gilead, NC 27306

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/27/2018
Close Case:10/30/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
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 95.129(01) 09/06/2018 09/10/2018 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 108075.015Event: 05/25/2018Wood Yard Worker Is Run Over And Killed By Wheel Loader
On May 25, 2018, an employee was working for a manufacturer of reconstituted wood products. One of his coworkers was operating a Caterpillar CAT 950M wheel loader. The coworker was driving in the wood yard in an area designated for loader activity. The coworker had relieved the employee for break. The coworker had been driving the loader for approximately one hour. He had taken a load of reclaimed fiber from an auxiliary hopper to a fuel pile. He was driving in the wood yard back and forth between the fuel pile and the auxiliary hopper. The employee was returning from break, when he was struck in the head by the wheel loaders empty bucket. He was knocked to the ground, where he was run over by both the front and rear right side tires. His coworker stopped the loader and, thinking that he had run over wood chips, backed up to scoop up the material and clear the road. The wheel loader backed over the employee with both right side tires. The coworker later claimed that he never saw the employee until after he had both run over and backed over the body. He turned off the wheel loader, exited the cab, and called on his two-way radio for help. The employer's internal first responder team and management officials were the first on the scene. First responders initiated CPR and connected an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the employee. Outside emergency services were called. Paramedics, the Mt. Gilead Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, and the county medical examiner were agencies that responded to the call. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: struck by, run over, mech mat handling, head, emergency response, cpr, backing up, wheel loader
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1320159.015 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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