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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1328250.015 - 139368 - Wieland Copper Products, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Winston-Salem

Nr: 1328250.015Report ID: 0453720Open Date: 07/09/2018

139368 - Wieland Copper Products, Llc
3990 Us 311 Hwy N
Pine Hall, NC 27042
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3351/Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding Of Copper
NAICS: 331420 
Mailing: 3990 Us 311 Hwy N, Pine Hall, NC 27042

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/05/2018
Close Case:01/30/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1356818 Yes  
 Accident1359372    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $7,000 $0 $21,000
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) 12/12/2018 12/17/2018 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 95.129(01) 12/12/2018 12/17/2018 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Other 19100132 A 12/12/2018 12/17/2018 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Other 19100132 D01 12/12/2018 12/17/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 107446.015Event: 07/08/2018Employee Is Burned With Molten Copper And Dies
On July 7, 2018, Employee #1 and a group of coworkers were engaged in the shutdown of the Direct Cast copper mold. As the pressure in the holding chamber rose, an explosion occurred on the casting side of the chamber, which caused molten copper to be ejected up, and out of the access window. The molten copper sprayed Employee #1, covering approximately 95% of his upper body. The employee was airlifted to a nearby burn center, where he was treated for eight days before dying from his injuries.
Keywords: struck by, molten metal, torso, burn, mold plates, explosion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1328250.015 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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