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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302772850 - Blueshift Industrial, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 302772850Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 04/04/2000

Blueshift Industrial, Inc.
800 N. 8th Ave.
Greeley, CO 80631
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1796/Installation or Erection of Building Equipment, Not Elsewhere
Mailing: P.O. Box 4, Lynd, MN 56157

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/25/2000
Emphasis: S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:05/14/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101571289    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $9,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,300
Current Penalty $9,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/26/2000 10/09/2000 $2,100 $2,100 $0 10/25/2000 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 01002A Serious 19260104 B 09/26/2000 10/09/2000 $750 $750 $0 10/25/2000 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 01002B Serious 19260502 D08 09/26/2000 10/09/2000 $0 $0 $0 10/25/2000 W - Empr Withdrew
  4. 01003A Serious 19260251 A04 09/26/2000 10/09/2000 $750 $750 $0 10/25/2000 W - Empr Withdrew
  5. 01003B Serious 19260251 A06 09/26/2000 10/09/2000 $0 $0 $0 10/25/2000 W - Empr Withdrew
  6. 01004A Serious 19260251 B01 09/26/2000 10/09/2000 $750 $750 $0 10/25/2000 W - Empr Withdrew
  7. 01004B Serious 19260251 B02 09/26/2000 10/09/2000 $0 $0 $0 10/25/2000 W - Empr Withdrew
  8. 01004C Serious 19260251 F02 09/26/2000 10/09/2000 $0 $0 $0 10/25/2000 W - Empr Withdrew
  9. 01005 Serious 19260251 E04 II 09/26/2000 10/09/2000 $750 $750 $0 10/25/2000 W - Empr Withdrew
  10. 01006 Serious 19260501 B01 09/26/2000 10/09/2000 $2,100 $2,100 $0 10/25/2000 W - Empr Withdrew
  11. 01007 Serious 19260503 C 09/26/2000 10/09/2000 $2,100 $2,100 $0 10/25/2000 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201570611Event: 04/04/2000Employee Crushed And Killed When Run Over By Alvey Machine
Employee #1, a construction worker, was employed by a construction contractor hired to install catwalks and landing platforms to gain safer access to machinery, an Alvey machine in the Alvey Room, a large, cooled warehouse of a large meat packing facility in Greeley, Colorado. The Alvey machine is a robot used in large scale distribution of packaged products. The four fundamental components of the Alvey machine consist of the following: the computer, the carousel, the Inserter and Extruder car, and the conveyor systems with its adjoining palletizers. As the Alvey machine was used in the Greeley meat packing facility, the boxed or packaged beef was temporarily stored in 22 individual, 30-feet high carousels. As the computer was instructed to fill an order for distribution and shipping, the Inserter and Extruder car's robot arm would seek or home onto the selected carousel slot, retrieve the boxed beef, and then descend to the lowest point at ground level and release the boxed beef onto the conveyor system. At this point, the boxed beef would travel to its distribution point to be loaded onto a truck to be delivered to the customer. The Alvey machine was not de-energized, nor locked out, and Employee #1 wore no fall protection. While Employee #1 was connecting the platform to the catwalk, adjacent to, in, and around the path of travel of the Inserter and Extruder car of the Alvey machine, the car struck the construction worker. Employee #1 fell approximately 10-feet, getting caught in the path of travel of the Inserter and Extruder car and traveling under the car, which crushed Employee #1's head and killed him as the car reached its first resistance, that being the next angle iron joint of the car pathway.
Keywords: robot, palletized cargo, construction, conveyor, fall, run over
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302772850 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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