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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305841736 - W.R. Meadows Of Pennsylvania, Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Harrisburg

Nr: 305841736Report ID: 0316700Open Date: 06/10/2004

W.R. Meadows Of Pennsylvania, Incorporated
2100 Monroe Street
York, PA 17404
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3272/Concrete Products, Except Block and Brick
NAICS: 327390/Other Concrete Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/12/2004
Close Case:12/15/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100570431    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $17,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,150
Current Penalty $12,200 $0 $0 $875 $0 $13,075
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C01 09/27/2004 10/30/2004 $2,800 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100147 C04 II 09/27/2004 10/30/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19100147 C07 I 09/27/2004 10/30/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002 Serious 19100147 C06 II 09/27/2004 10/30/2004 $2,800 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003 Serious 19100147 F03 I 09/27/2004 10/30/2004 $2,800 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004 Serious 19100212 A01 09/27/2004 10/30/2004 $3,800 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01005 Other 19100303 F 09/27/2004 10/30/2004 $875 $1,750 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200570760Event: 06/09/2004Employee Killed While Operating Asphalt Mill Conveyor
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on June 9, 2004, Employee #1, an asphalt mill operator, was pulled into a conveyor belt for an asphalt mill. After getting pulled into the machine, he became pinned against the guarding of the gearbox for the conveyor. Following the accident, a coworker heard the mill's conveyor belt slipping and walked up to the platform of the asphalt mill and found Employee #1 with his right hand and arm caught between the head drum and conveyor belt where the conveyor belt meets the collection table. A metal crowbar, measuring about 18.25 inches long, was found lying under the conveyor belt. Additionally, the underside of the conveyor belt, on the side of the belt facing the drum, there was a mark that matched the crowbar in size and shape. This mark extended from one end to the point where Employee #1's hand ended up after getting pulled into the equipment. Employee #1 was pronounced dead due to asphyxia. A detailed investigation speculated that Employee #1 was standing on the mill platform, using a crowbar, with the conveyor running, to scrape built up asphalt residue from the head drum. While cleaning the drum, the crowbar got caught in the nip point between the head drum and the conveyor belt. His right hand and arm were pulled into and around the head drum to the nip point between the conveyor belt and the collection table, pinning Employee #1 against the guarding of the gearbox for the conveyor.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, pinned, machine operator, milling machine, caught between, conveyor, mill--plant, asphalt
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305841736 Fatality Asphyxia Mixing and blending machine operators

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