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Inspection: 1358968.015 - Western Engineering Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 1358968.015Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 11/08/2018

Western Engineering Co., Inc.
3201 E. Highway 30
North Platte, NE 69101
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 324121/Asphalt Paving Mixture and Block Manufacturing
Mailing: Po Box 249, North Platte, NE 69101

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/20/2018
Emphasis: L:RepvehicleClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1399252    
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $89,032 $0 $0 $0 $0 $89,032
Current Penalty $57,870 $0 $0 $0 $0 $57,870
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100029 B13 02/25/2019 06/01/2019 $6,156 $9,472 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100146 C04 02/25/2019 04/01/2019 $8,619 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100146 E01 02/25/2019 04/01/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003A Serious 19100146 D04 02/25/2019 04/01/2019 $8,619 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003B Serious 19100146 D05 I 02/25/2019 04/01/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004 Serious 19100146 D08 02/25/2019 04/01/2019 $8,619 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01005 Serious 19100147 C01 02/25/2019 04/01/2019 $8,619 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01006 Serious 19100147 F03 II D 02/25/2019 04/01/2019 $8,619 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01007 Serious 19100212 A01 02/25/2019 06/01/2019 $8,619 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 110816.015Event: 11/07/2018Employee Is Killed When Crushed In Asphalt Slat Conveyor Chu
At 1:45 p.m. on November 7, 2018, Employee #1 was working at an asphalt production plant and preparing to take the temperature of asphalt entering the slat conveyor chute from a mixing drum with a shovel and a metal bucket. Employee #1 reached in to the open feed chute of a chain driven asphalt drag/slat conveyor, likely to retrieve a dropped sample bucket. Employee #1 was pulled by his arm into the unguarded drag/slat conveyor. He was also almost completely covered with hot asphalt. The employee was killed from head and torso crushing injuries along with severe burns from hot asphalt.
Keywords: crushing, head, unguarded, asphalt, burn, conveyor, arm, torso
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1358968.015 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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