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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300435112 - Westbrook Mfg.

Inspection Information - Office: Austin

Nr: 300435112Report ID: 0625400Open Date: 03/11/1998

Westbrook Mfg.
6350 E. Highway 90
Seguin, TX 78155
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3312/Steel Works, Blast Furnaces (Including Coke Ovens), and Rolling Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/12/1998
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/28/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $10,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,150
Current Penalty $6,767 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,767
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 04/09/1998 04/14/1998 $4,000 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100243 C03 04/09/1998 04/21/1998 $950 $1,750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100303 G02 I 04/09/1998 04/15/1998 $1,450 $2,450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100242 A 04/09/1998 04/15/1998 $367 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200600211Event: 03/10/1998Employee Killed When Struck By Flying Die Block
On March 10, 1998, Employee #1, an engineer and the plant manager, was adjusting the die clearance on a 400-ton hydraulic press. He stacked a die block and a small cylinder on top of the shoe and lowered the ram onto the stack. Pressure was applied to the cylinder and the die block, and then relaxed, whereupon the die block and cylinder shot out and struck Employee #1 on the right side of his chest. He suffered two fractured ribs, a collapsed right lung, and a severed artery. EMS responded, but Employee #1 had already died by the time they arrived.
Keywords: chest, ejected, severed, fracture, unsecured, work rules, struck by, artery, flying object, hydraulic press
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300435112 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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