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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $13,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 IIB 02/11/2005 02/16/2005 $0 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C05 I 02/11/2005 02/16/2005 $0 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19100147 D03 02/11/2005 02/17/2005 $5,600 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19100147 D04 I 02/11/2005 02/17/2005 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19100212 A01 02/11/2005 02/17/2005 $5,600 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005A Serious 19100147 C04 IIB 02/11/2005 02/16/2005 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -
  7. 01005B Serious 19100147 C05 I 02/11/2005 02/16/2005 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200801223 Event: 10/10/2004Employee Is Killed When Caught In Finish Grinder
On October 10, 2004, Employee #1's coworker was operating a rough grinder and a finish grinder that finished a steel bar stock for hydraulic cylinders. Each grinder had both a load table and an unload table, that automatically loaded and unloaded cylinders. Employee #1 was in the area of the grinders when both grinders had a tolerance fault. To restart the grinders, the part had to be checked and the machine had to be restarted by pushing a couple of buttons. A coworker went to restart the rough grinder, while Employee #1 went to restart the finish grinder. After a couple of minutes when the rough grinder was restarted and operating properly, the coworker went to check whether the finish grinder was working. The coworker saw that the machine was operating in the automatic mode, but Employee #1 was under the load table on a creeper. His head was crushed by the load table when the machine cycled in automatic mode. It is unknown exactly why Employee #1 went under the load table, but it is possible that Employee #1 wanted to either clean or perform a maintenance operation.
Keywords: grinder, loading, fracture, head, steel, caught by, hydraulic cylinder, crushed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306113101 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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