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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1449489.015 - Sub-Zero, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 1449489.015Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 12/07/2019

Sub-Zero, Inc.
6061 Basswood Drive
Madison, WI 53719
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 335222/Household Refrigerator and Home Freezer Manufacturing
Mailing: 6061 Basswood Drive, Madison, WI 53719

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/25/2020
Close Case:07/22/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1524367    
Case Status: CLOSED

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 19100147 C04 I 04/24/2020 05/08/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002A Serious 19100147 D03 04/24/2020 05/08/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 Z - Issued
  3. 01002B Serious 19100147 D04 I 04/24/2020 05/08/2020 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 122291.015Event: 12/06/2019Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Overhead Lift
At 8:16 p.m. on December 6, 2019, a 58-year-old male employee was working as a laser operator for a manufacturer of high end household refrigerators and home freezers. A coworker there was also working as a laser operator. At approximately 8:00 p.m., the coworker-laser operator returned from his break. He was resuming production. At 8:03 p.m., the worker-laser operator noticed that the laser machine he was assigned to wasn't working. At 8:05 p.m., he manually reset the material handling light curtain at the laser pedestal. At approximately 8:05 p.m., the coworker-laser operator heard the employee yelling for help. The coworker-laser operator and a second coworker walked around the laser several times. They could not locate the employee. At 8:11 p.m., the coworker-laser operator found the employee. He had entered the laser machine's material handling area. He was lying on the laser machine's material handling index table. An overhead lift was resting on top of him and pushing down. The employee suffered multiple fatal crushing injuries. He was killed. It was not known why the employee was in the material handling area at the time of the incident.
Keywords: machine cycled, material handling, light curtain, overhead crane, lockout, laser, machine guarding, machine operator, crushed, lockout/tagout
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1449489.015 Fatality Other Machine operators, not specified

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