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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306723032 - Gates Rubber Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Aurora

Nr: 306723032Report ID: 0521400Open Date: 12/04/2003

Gates Rubber Co.
999 Sandy Hollow Rd.
Rockford, IL 61109
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3492/Fluid Power Valves and Hose Fittings
NAICS: 332912/Fluid Power Valve and Hose Fitting Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/04/2003
Close Case:02/02/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200822211 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
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 19100176 B 01/21/2004 01/26/2004 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200822310Event: 11/06/2003Employees Legs Crushed By Fallen 4000 Lb. Bundle Of Steel
On November 6, 2003, Employee #1 was observing the work operations when a bundle of steel fell onto his legs. Employee #2 was operating an overhead crane attempting to hoist a bundle of steel weighing 4000 lbs. There were two separate bundles sitting on two 4 by 4 wooden blocks. The bundles were positioned one at each end of the wooden support blocks. Employee #2 was lifting one of the bundles of steel, thereby shifting the weight to the other end of the wooden blocks supporting the other bundle of steel, when the bundle fell from the wooden blocks onto the legs of Employee #1.
Keywords: steel, blocks, hoist, crushed, fall, crane, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306723032 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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