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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18315242 - Ponderosa Fibres Of America, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East

Nr: 18315242Report ID: 0418100Open Date: 03/28/1989

Ponderosa Fibres Of America, Inc.
Cookie Road Extension
Augusta, GA 30906
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2621/Paper Mills
Mailing: P. O. Box 6428, Augusta, GA 30916

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/30/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/08/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360450456    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600
Current Penalty $600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A03 II 05/11/1989 05/23/1989 $240 $240 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100219 E01 I 05/11/1989 05/23/1989 $360 $360 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19040002 A 05/11/1989 05/23/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02002 Other 19040005 A 05/11/1989 05/23/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14336366Event: 03/24/1989Employee Drowns In Vat After Falling Through Grating
Employee #1 worked at a paper recycling plant. Fiberglass grating had been installed 1 1/2 years before above the pulp processing vats/chests. Employee #1 stepped on or down to a piece of grating that pivoted and dropped him and a piece of grating into the vat. Employee #1 drowned.
Keywords: grating, equipment failure, unstable surface, fall, drown, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18315242 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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