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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303482673 - Olympic Steel

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 303482673Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 07/08/2000

Olympic Steel
5096 Richmond Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5051/Metals Service Centers and Offices
Mailing: 5080 Richmond Road, Bedford Heights, OH 44146

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/10/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/17/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,900
Current Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $500 $0 $6,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/20/2000 11/24/2000 $6,300 $6,300 $0 12/13/2000 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100145 C02 I 11/20/2000 12/23/2000 $2,250 $2,250 $0 12/13/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19100146 C01 11/20/2000 12/08/2000 $500 $6,300 $0 12/13/2000 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19100147 F02 I 11/20/2000 12/23/2000 $2,250 $2,250 $0 12/13/2000 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19101200 E02 II 11/20/2000 12/23/2000 $1,800 $1,800 $0 12/13/2000 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 303482673Event: 07/08/2000Employee Killed When Struck By Unravelling Coil Of Steel
On July 8, 2000, Employee #1 was struck and killed by an unravelling coil of steel whose bands had broken. Employee #1 was moving the coil by way of a coil grabber attached to an overhead crane with pendant control when the bands snapped, causing the coil to unwind and strike Employee #1 in the head. The coil had been rebanded in-house with only two banding wires around its circumference and none through its "eye" although the steel was 0.25-inches thick. Banding procedures were found to be deficient, particularly in allowing employees to determine for themselves the number of bands needed in rebanding coils.
Keywords: fracture, steel, overhead crane, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303482673 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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