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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306722828 - O'Neal Steel, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Aurora

Nr: 306722828Report ID: 0521400Open Date: 04/15/2004

O'Neal Steel, Inc.
5950 Il Route 251
Peru, IL 61354
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3312/Steel Works, Blast Furnaces (Including Coke Ovens), and Rolling Mills
NAICS: 331221/Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/15/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/30/2005
Emphasis: L:Forklift, N:Amputate, S:Amputations, S:Youth

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint204842975 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $17,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C01 10/06/2004 02/15/2005 $2,500 $5,000 $0 10/29/2004 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100212 A01 10/06/2004 11/08/2004 $0 $7,000 $0 10/29/2004 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Serious 19100212 A03 II 10/06/2004 02/15/2005 $2,500 $5,000 $0 10/29/2004 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200822211Event: 03/19/2004Employee Injured After Fall Into A Rotating Spindle
On March 19, 2004, Employee #1, an operator of a CNC machining center, was troubleshooting a problem with the bit and spindle on his machine while the machine doors were open. The operator set his foot on the doorway of the machine, and then he slipped or tripped into the rotating spindle. The sleeve on his long-sleeved shirt was unbuttoned and got caught in the spindle, wrapping his left arm into the tool and amputating it at the elbow. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: steel-melting furn, amputated, rotating shaft, guard, machine operator, caught by, lockout, spindle, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306722828 Hospitalized injury Amputation Machine operators, not specified

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