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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306685249 - Cardinal Insulated Glass

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 306685249Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 09/17/2004

Cardinal Insulated Glass
Highway 25 North
Greenfield, IA 50849
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3231/Glass Products, Made of Purchased Glass
NAICS: 327215/Glass Product Manufacturing Made of Purchased Glass
Mailing: 716 Ne 6th Po Box 99, Greenfield, IA 50849

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/14/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/18/2005
Emphasis: S:Fatality Catastrophe

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $3,500
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 880004 10/26/2004 04/14/2005 $2,500 $2,500 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  2. 02001 Other 19101030 F03 10/26/2004 09/23/2004 $1,000 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200529022Event: 09/16/2004On Employee Is Killed, One Injured When Struck By Auto
At 7:15 a.m. on September 16, 2004, four employees attempted to unload a flatbed trailer. Two employees were on the south side of the flatbed and two employees were on the north side of the flatbed. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were fanning a tarp on the north side of the flatbed in preparation to untarp the load. The other two coworkers were on the south side pulling the tarp in their direction. The flatbed trailer was off the road, but Employee #1 and Employee #2 had to step into the east bound lane. An automobile was driving east, up an incline into the sun, and struck Employee #1 first and then Employee #2. The speed limit on that road is 35 mph. The Greenfield Police Chief's opinion was that the driver of the automobile was traveling at 25 to 30 mph. No barricade, flagger, or sign was provided to inform drivers of the possibility of workers in the road. Employees did not have a shield or protection from vehicle traffic. The driver of the vehicle never saw the employees or the truck being unloaded. Employee #1 died later that morning from injures sustained at the accident. Employee #2 was hospitalized with a head injury and a fractured hip.
Keywords: fracture, head, traffic accident, traffic barrel, traffic control, automobile, struck by, trailer, hip, motor vehicle
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306685249 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction
2 306685249 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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