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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1445596.015 - The Price Companies, Inc (Arkansas)

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 1445596.015Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 11/17/2019

The Price Companies, Inc (Arkansas)
4941 Madison Hwynull
Valdosta, GA 31601
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 321912/ Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber, and Planing
Mailing: 4941 Madison Hwynull, Valdosta, GA 31601

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/17/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1447110 Yes  
 Inspection1464453 Yes  
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $26,988 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,988
Current Penalty $26,988 $0 $0 $0 $0 $26,988
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 05/13/2020 05/26/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 06/08/2020 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C04 I 05/13/2020 05/26/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 06/08/2020 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 121796.015Event: 11/16/2019Employee Is Killed In Chipper/Grinder
At 10:30 a.m. on November 16, 2019, Employee #1 was operating an excavator, load ing wood debris into a chipper/grinder, while a coworker was monitoring the oper ations of the chipper/grinder. The plant stopped the conveyor process to allow b oth employees to remove the excess debris from the catwalks and other surfaces o f the chipper/grinder. Employee #1 noticed a stick in a drop chute and climbed o nto the conveyor belt to remove it. While at the chute, the conveyor belt was re started by the plant. The employee rode the conveyor to the next chute and went into the chipper/grinder, where he was dismembered and killed.
Keywords: catwalk, chipper, conveyor, conveyor belt, excavator, grinder, lockout
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1445596.015 Fatality Machine feeders and offbearers

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