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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 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $27,306 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,306
Current Penalty $27,306 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,306
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100028 B01 I 08/26/2021 10/14/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 09/28/2021 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100146 C03 08/26/2021 10/14/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 09/28/2021 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 135540.015 Event: 05/11/2021Employee Is Killed In Fall Into Furnace
At 2:30 a.m. on May 11, 2021, an employee, a Supervisor, was working inside a re heat furnace directing maintenance work taking place. The #2 Reheat Furnace was a large gas-powered furnace used to heat slabs of steel prior to them being proc essed in the mill. The #2 Reheat Furnace was shut down for maintenance to allow employees and contractors to repair a component of the furnace, known as the ski d. The skids support the steel slabs as they are pushed through the furnace. The repair work inside the furnace on the skid was taking place in and around the f irst two zones of the reheat furnace, known as the pre-heat zone and heat zone. The employee was inspecting completed work or walking through furnace when he fe ll approximately 19 feet into the furnace scale pit. The employee died from his injuries.
Keywords: fall, maintenance, melting furnace, repair, steel-melting furn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1530380.015 Fatality Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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