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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1391019.015 - Spitzer Industries, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 1391019.015Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 04/05/2019

Spitzer Industries, Inc.
13863 Industrial Road
Houston, TX 77015
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 332313/Plate Work Manufacturing
Mailing: 13863 Industrial Road, Houston, TX 77015

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/15/2019
Close Case:07/19/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1442929    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $26,520 $0 $0 $1,895 $0 $28,415
Current Penalty $18,564 $0 $0 $1,327 $0 $19,891
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100179 N03 I 06/24/2019 07/12/2019 $9,282 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100184 C09 06/24/2019 07/12/2019 $9,282 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19040041 A02 06/24/2019 07/12/2019 $1,327 $1,895 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 115108.015Event: 04/04/2019Three Employees Are Struck By Elevated Metal Skirt During Fa
At 9:00 p.m. on April 4, 2019, three employees were mating a base skirt section weighing 21, 559 lbs to the main part of a pressure vessel. Employee #1 and Employee #3 were taking measurements of the skirt while it was elevated by slings approximately 4 feet above the floor when the gravity center shifted and the skirt fell from the slings, striking Employee #1 and Employee #3. Employee #2 was pushed away by Employee #1 and fell to the ground. Employee #1 had his left arm and leg severed as well as sustaining blunt force trauma to his torso and died enroute to the hospital. Employee #3 was pronounced dead at the scene. Employee #2 sustained minor scrape and bruises; however, he did not need hospitalization.
Keywords: struck by, amputation, torso, arm, crushed, leg, amputated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1391019.015 Fatality Other Welders and cutters
2 1391019.015 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Crane Operator
3 1391019.015 Fatality Other

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