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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303381297 - Nibco Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East

Nr: 303381297Report ID: 0418100Open Date: 08/19/2000

Nibco Inc.
1900 Old Union Point Road
Greensboro, GA 30642
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3088/Plastics Plumbing Fixtures

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/22/2000
Close Case:09/28/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100178 M12 I 09/14/2000 09/20/2000 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100178 L03 IG 09/14/2000 09/20/2000 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201280948Event: 08/18/2000Employee Killed In Fall Of Lift Cage From Forklift Forks
At 2:30 p.m. on August 18, 2000, Employee #1 and a coworker were working in a lift cage on the forks of a stand-up forklift. The cage was not attached to the forklift. The employees were working at about 12-feet in height, removing some conduit pipe. The men needed to move the lift over to the next bracket that was holding the conduit. The coworker lowered the forks to about 6-to-8-feet in height, and then started to reverse the lift. The cage was caught on the block and tackle that they were using to lower the conduit. The cage slipped off of the forks and fell 6-to-8 feet with Employee #1 inside the cage. Employee #1 died at 11:30 p.m. the same day from the concussion he had received in the fall.
Keywords: conduit, industrial truck, fall, concussion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303381297 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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