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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 10 11
Current Violations 1 10 11
Initial Penalty $420 $0 $0 $120 $0 $540
Current Penalty $420 $0 $0 $120 $0 $540
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 95012901 01/09/1989 01/17/1989 $420 $420 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100213 F02 01/09/1989 01/17/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19100023 D01 II 01/09/1989 01/19/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02002 Other 19100024 F 01/09/1989 01/19/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02003 Other 19100037 F06 01/09/1989 01/17/1989 $60 $60 $0 -
  6. 02004 Other 19100133 A06 01/09/1989 06/12/1989 $0 $0 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  7. 02005 Other 19100213 B07 01/09/1989 01/27/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 02006 Other 19100213 G01 01/09/1989 01/27/1989 $60 $60 $0 -
  9. 02007 Other 19100213 R04 01/09/1989 01/27/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 02008 Other 19100219 C04 II 01/09/1989 01/27/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  11. 02009 Other 19100305 A01 I 01/09/1989 01/19/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  12. 02010 Other 19100305 G01 III 01/09/1989 01/27/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 944389 Event: 08/31/1988Employee Killed When Struck In Chest By Board
At approximately 10:55 a.m. on August 31, 1988, Employee #1 was relieving Employee #2, the off bearer of a ripsaw, of duty. A Diehl model SL52 ripsaw, which was located 125 in. behind Employee #2, ejected a board 52 in. long by 2 in. wide by 1 1/8 in. thick through its safety kickback fingers. The board traveled through the air approximately 43 1/2 in. high and passed between Employee #2's inside lower left arm and body. Employee #2 was facing away from the machine. The board abraded his arm, landed on the saw table, bounced up, and hit Employee #1 in the upper chest, rupturing his heart. He was killed. The accident was caused by lack of operator training on how to set up the Diehl ripsaw according to the manufacturer's written recommendations for board thickness, and improper maintenance of safety kickback fingers.
Keywords: board, heart, inadequate maint, work rules, rupture, saw, abrasion, struck by, flying object, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3013505 Fatality Other Sawing machine operators
2 3013505 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Sawing machine operators

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