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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301826178 - Woodtech Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 8

Nr: 301826178Report ID: 0355118Open Date: 08/11/1999

Woodtech Inc.
Rt 3, Box 338
Bluefield, VA 24605
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2435/Hardwood Veneer and Plywood

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/11/1999
Close Case:06/28/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 A05 02/03/2000 02/09/2000 $7,000 $7,000 $0 02/15/2000 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 896548Event: 08/03/1999Employee Burned In Pit Of Hot Water, Later Dies
On August 3, 1999, Employee #1 was helping to remove 20 ft rolls from the #2 veneer dryer. Two open pits nearly full of hot water were in front of the doors used to access the rolls, and the workers were using wooden planks to cross these pits. Employee #1 fell into one of the pits and was immersed in very hot water up to his chest. He was taken to the University of Virginia Hospital, where he died on August 9, 1999.
Keywords: burn, work rules, walking on plank, pit, fall, work surface, high temperature, hot water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301826178 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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