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Inspection: 302395785 - Morris Brothers Metals Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson

Nr: 302395785Report ID: 0419400Open Date: 03/10/2000

Morris Brothers Metals Inc
81 Morris Road, Hwy 51 South
Elliot, MS 38926
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
Mailing: P. O. Box 88, Grenada, MS 38901

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/10/2000
Close Case:06/12/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361079171    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $8,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,400
Current Penalty $6,120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,120
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 05/10/2000 05/30/2000 $1,260 $1,750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100147 C04 I 05/10/2000 05/22/2000 $1,260 $1,750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100147 C06 I 05/10/2000 05/22/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01003A Serious 19100180 C02 05/10/2000 05/22/2000 $1,000 $1,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003B Serious 19100180 D04 05/10/2000 06/06/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01004 Serious 19100212 A01 05/10/2000 05/15/2000 $2,600 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201361094Event: 03/09/2000Employee Killed In Carbon Dioxide Tank Explosion
Employee #1 was working at a shaker table sorting waste metal from compressed bales of recyclable metals when the shear cut into a compressed carbon dioxide tank, resulting in an explosion. Pieces of shrapnel generated in the explosion struck and killed Employee #1. The company had two signs at various locations before entering the plant, stating that they do not accept any type of compressed gas cylinders or other contraband before they are processed.
Keywords: shear, waste proc fac, explosion, carbon dioxide, struck by, flying object, tank, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302395785 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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