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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $480
Current Penalty $480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $480
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 06/11/1986 07/14/1986 $480 $480 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 694042 Event: 04/21/1986Employee Killed When Caught In Depalletizer
At approximately 8:25 a.m. on April 21, 1986, Employee #1 was observed picking up empty 2- liter soft drink containers around a Hartness International depalletizer machine. The machine traveled back and forth on a track system picking up empty 2-liter bottles from pallets and transporting them to a conveyor system, where the bottles were dropped to be washed and rinsed. Employee #1 apparently attempted to retrieve a 2-liter bottle that had fallen off the pallet inside the machine. As the machine traveled back to retrieve more bottles, he became caught between the machine and one of the travels' track leg supports. Employee #1 died as a result of multiple skull fractures.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, work rules, cleaning, lockout, caught between, skull, conveyor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 17372590 Fatality Fracture Production helpers

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