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Inspection: 14987994 - Rexham Corporation Pineville Plant

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 14987994Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 11/08/1984

Rexham Corporation Pineville Plant
1700 Industrial Drive
Pine Ville, NC 28134
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2657/Folding Paperboard Boxes, Including Sanitary
Mailing: Po Box 240007, Charlotte, NC 28224

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/27/1984
Close Case:11/17/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360610273    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $420 $0 $0 $0 $0 $420
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100106 E02 IVC 12/19/1984 11/27/1984 $420 $420 $0 01/09/1985 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14257562Event: 11/06/1984Employees Burned And Struck By Flying Parts After Explosion
ON NOVEMBER 6, 1984, AT 4:20 PM, EMPLOYEES #1-6 WERE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS OF APPLYING ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL TO THE CLUTCH OF A ROYAL ZENITH PLANETA SUPER VARIANT OFFSET PRESS. THEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE GLAZE FROM THE CLUTCH TO PREVENT IT FROM SLIPPING. AS EMPLOYEE #1 PLACED THE COVER PLATE OVER THE CLUTCH, THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE AT UNIT ONE, OVER THE CLUTCH, AND UNIT SEVEN, AT THE OPPOSITE END OF THE MACHINE. EMPLOYEES #1-6 RECEIVED BURNS AND FRACTURES FROM THE FLYING DEBRIS. EMPLOYEES #7-9 WERE AT THE DISCHARGE END OF A MIEHLE 6 COLOR PRESS WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY 80 FEET FROM UNIT 7 OF THE ZENITH PRESS. THESE THREE EMPLOYEES WERE STRUCK BY FLYING METAL FROM THE COVER OF THE EXPLODING GEAR BOX. EMPLOYEE #10 WAS AT THE OPPOSITE END OF THE MIEHLE 6 COLOR PRESS. HIS CHEST WAS STRAINED AS A RESULT OF THE BLAST IMPACT FROM UNIT ONE OF THE ROYAL ZENITH PRESS.
Keywords: burn, chest, fracture, printing press, isopropyl alcohol, clutch, fire, explosion, struck by, flying object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Machinery maintenance occupations
2 14987994 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations
3 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Printing machine operators
4 14987994 Hospitalized injury Concussion Printing machine operators
5 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Printing machine operators
6 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Printing machine operators
7 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Chief exec's & gen'l administrators, public admin.
8 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Managers and administrators, n.e.c
9 14987994 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, production occupations
10 14987994 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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