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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $59,375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $59,375
Current Penalty $35,625 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35,625
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100029 B01 12/31/2020 $3,239 $5,398 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100029 B02 12/31/2020 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19100145 C03 12/31/2020 $5,668 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100147 C04 I 12/31/2020 $5,668 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19100147 C05 I 12/31/2020 $5,668 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005 Serious 19100147 C07 I A 12/31/2020 $5,668 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01006 Serious 19100147 C08 12/31/2020 $5,668 $9,446 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01007 Serious 19100212 A05 12/31/2020 $4,046 $6,747 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127637.015 Event: 07/07/2020Employee Is Killed When Sawmill Chain Conveyor Starts Up
At 5:15 p.m. on July 7, 2020, an employee was working at a sawmill. He was placi ng sticks on stacks of lumber that were stacked by the stacker machine, when it started to rain. A coworker stopped the machine and said to the employee that th ey should both go to a shed. The employee stayed behind on a platform by an elec trical disconnect panel near the platform stairs. After everyone else had left t he area, the employee climbed down under an unscrambler through an opening by th e disconnect panel. The employee then sat on a chain conveyor. When the rain sto pped, the other workers began to return to the stacker. One of them started the machine again. The employee was still sitting on the conveyor when the machine c ame on. The conveyor pulled the employee against the back of the machine. He suf fered multiple fractures. He died from the injuries he received.
Keywords: caught by, caught in, conveyor, drag chain conveyor, fracture, guardrail, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, sawmill
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1482378.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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