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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306153206 - Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 306153206Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 05/17/2003

Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative
5500 Old State Hwy. 54 W.
Sullivan, IN 47882
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221111/Hydroelectric Power Generation
Mailing: P. O. Box 7, Sullivan, IN 47882

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/29/2003
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/03/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362662090    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $15,375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,375
Current Penalty $6,465 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,465
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100022 A01 10/07/2003 11/03/2003 $560 $1,125 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100022 A02 10/07/2003 11/03/2003 $560 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 2200080101 10/07/2003 12/31/2003 $1,970 $2,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19100132 A 10/07/2003 11/03/2003 $0 $1,125 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19100147 C04 I 10/07/2003 11/03/2003 $0 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100269 V11 VIII 10/07/2003 11/03/2003 $3,375 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200993079Event: 05/17/2003Employee Is Asphyxiated On Conveyor
At approximately 7:57 a.m. on May 17, 2003, Employee #1 was correcting a fault with the B plow. After notifying the control room of the reset to the B plow, Employee #1 went to climb upon the equipment. A coworker heard a yell for help and witnessed Employee #1 go past him on the conveyor belt. Employee #1 hit the retractable shirt board with his head. His head, neck and body were pinned in an awkward position, making it impossible for Employee #1 to breath. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Keywords: head, asphyxiated, lockout, conveyor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306153206 Fatality Asphyxia Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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