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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 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
Current Penalty $12,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 I 11/04/2021 11/24/2021 $12,500 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 139043.015 Event: 09/10/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck In Head By Swing Arm
At 1:30 a.m. on September 10, 2021, an employee and a coworker were attempting t o adjust a swing arm censor and sprocket on a hog conveyor system line. The mach inery was not locked out/tagged out prior to starting the work. The employee use d a Ballymore Step Ladder to reach the maintenance location and was using a pryb ar to perform the work. After completing the needed work with the prybar, the e mployee handed the prybar to the coworker and continued to work. It is unclear f rom the narrative if the employee was still standing on the ladder. The swing ar m being adjusted was unexpectedly engaged and rotated 180 degrees striking the e mployee on the head, killing him.
Keywords: adjust, blunt force, blunt force trauma, brain, concussion, contusion, falling object, hand tool, head, ladder, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine cycled, maintenance, meat processing, pry bar, skull, struck by, training
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1552621.015 Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations

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