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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1471437.015 - Southern Field Maintenance And Fabrication, L.L.C.

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile

Nr: 1471437.015Report ID: 0418600Open Date: 03/30/2020

Southern Field Maintenance And Fabrication, L.L.C.
1940 Ohio Ferro Roadnull
Mount Meigs, AL 36057
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 541330/Engineering Services
Mailing: 227 Industrial Parkwaynull, Luverne, AL 36049

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/30/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1479522 Yes  
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
Current Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C02 II 08/14/2020 09/10/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 09/03/2020 C - Contested
  2. 01001B Serious 19100147 F03 I 08/14/2020 09/10/2020 $0 $0 $0 09/03/2020 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 125118.015Event: 03/30/2020Employee Is Killed When Hopper Inadvertently Starts
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on March 30, 2020, an employee, a contractor, was wo rking with coworker #1. They were conducting preventative maintenance on Hopper 8 of Dust Collector System 2 while coworker #2 and coworker #3 were conducting the same activity on Hopper 8 of Dust Collector System 3 at the host site's faci lity. Due to excess material in Dust Collector 3 that was preventing the activi ty, coworker #2 reported the issue to a host site employee and stated that Hoppe r 8 Dust Collector System 3 would need to be unlocked and run for a while. Then , the host site employee unlocked Hopper 8 of Dust Collector System 2 instead of what coworker #2 had recommended. Hopper 8 of Dust Collector System 2 inadvert ently started while the employee was reaching inside to change out the bearings of the paddle conveyor and was caught-in the paddle conveyor as it started movin g. The employee was pulled into the hopper and entangled around the paddle conv eyor, and was killed.
Keywords: caught in, conveyor, entangled, hopper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1471437.015 Fatality Engineering technicians, n.e.c.

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