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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302026398 - Honeycomb Company Of America, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 302026398Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 11/06/1998

Honeycomb Company Of America, Inc.
1950 Limbus Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34243
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3728/Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/10/1999
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/08/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361876261    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 1 6
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $5,650 $0 $0 $2,500 $0 $8,150
Current Penalty $4,075 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,075
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/28/1999 12/16/1999 $2,500 $2,500 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100022 A02 04/28/1999 06/01/1999 $350 $700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100022 B01 04/28/1999 06/01/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01003A Serious 19100132 A 04/28/1999 06/01/1999 $425 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003B Serious 19100132 D01 04/28/1999 06/01/1999 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004 Serious 19100147 C04 II 04/28/1999 12/16/1999 $350 $700 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  7. 01005A Serious 19100219 D01 04/28/1999 06/01/1999 $450 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01005B Serious 19100219 E01 I 04/28/1999 06/01/1999 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01005C Serious 19100219 E03 I 04/28/1999 06/01/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
Deleted 10. 02001 Other 19040008 04/28/1999 05/03/1999 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202288346Event: 11/04/1998Employee Killed When Pinned Between Autoclave And Door
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on November 4, 1998, Employee #1, a production manager, was in the plant to remove military parts from autoclave Number 4 and Number 5. According to the company, the cure process was complete and the autoclaves were depressurized. Upon removing parts from autoclave Number 5, Employee #1 proceeded to remove parts from Autoclave Number 4. In order to open the autoclave door, which weighed between 2,000 to 3,000 pounds, Employee #1 had to stand to the right of the autoclave and operate a hydraulic pump which hydraulically unlocks the door counterclockwise. Upon unlocking the door, the employee opened the door approximately half way. For some unknown reason, Employee #1 walked back between the hydraulic pump and autoclave Number 3. Unknown to the employee, the door's weight caused the door to inch and swing out. The door struck Employee #1, pinning him between the autoclave door and autoclave Number 3. Employee #1 sustained an injury to his upper left arm, which was bleeding profusely, and multiple rib fractures to the left rib cage. Employee #1 managed to free himself and walked back to the office area. He called emergency medical services and collapsed onto the floor. Employee #1 received advanced life support treatment by the Paramedics and was transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital where he died.
Keywords: fracture, pinned, rib, struck by, arm, hydraulic pump, door machine
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302026398 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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