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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $360
Current Penalty $360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $360
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 01/30/1985 02/09/1985 $360 $360 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 19100215 B09 01/30/1985 02/02/1985 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02002 Other 19100303 F 01/30/1985 02/09/1985 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14257588 Event: 10/22/1984Employee Crushed By Descending Baler Table
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING AN ECONOMY BALER PRESS, TYPE 127, WITH SERIAL NUMBER 58870. HE ACTIVATED THE CONTROL TO LOWER THE BALER TABLE FROM ITS POSITION 41 INCHES ABOVE THE FLOOR. THE TABLE FORMED THE TOP RAIL TO AN OPEN PIT (THERE WAS NO MID RAIL). EMPLOYEE #1 FELL INTO THIS PIT UNDER THE TABLE. THE PIT'S DIMENSIONS WERE THE FOLLOWING: 54 INCHES LONG, 27 INCHES WIDE AND 10 FEET 1 INCH DEEP. THE DESCENDING TABLE CRUSHED EMPLOYEE #1 TO THE FLOOR. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD FAILED TO CLOSE THE BALER DOORS BEFORE LOWERING THE TABLE.
Keywords: baler door, rail, crushed, baler, pit, fall, midrail
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14988018 Fatality Other Miscellaneous textile machine operators

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