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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $21,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,150
Current Penalty $13,820 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,820
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 08/01/2003 08/13/2003 $8,820 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100212 A04 08/01/2003 08/13/2003 $6,300 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100264 D01 V 08/01/2003 08/13/2003 $4,000 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19101200 H03 II 08/01/2003 08/13/2003 $1,000 $2,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200461515 Event: 03/25/2003Commercial Washer Starts By Accident Decapitating Employee
On March 25, 2003, Employee #1 was loading 200 pounds of linen napkins into a commercial washer, Number 4. The washer was 54 inches in diameter and the clothes opening was approximately 30 inches by 30 inches. The machine was designed only to operate with both the loading door and the safety cover door closed. Both were wide open. Employee #1 was leaning into the opening with his arms and head inside the machine. The washer unexpectedly started and was shutdown by Employee #2 who had loaded napkins into washer Number 3, and who was standing by the control panel logging the loads onto a data sheet. Before machine Number 4 could be stopped, Employee #1 was killed. He had his arms amputated and his head decapitated by the rotating drum.
Keywords: head, rotating parts, amputated, cover, drum, caught by, arm, decapitated, washing machine, door
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305548190 Fatality Amputation Laborers, except construction

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