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Inspection: 307680231 - Bowater Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 3

Nr: 307680231Report ID: 0454713Open Date: 07/16/2004

Bowater Incorporated
5020 Highway 11 South
Calhoun, TN 37309
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2621/Paper Mills
NAICS: 322122/Newsprint Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/23/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/29/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100623107    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $24,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,300
Current Penalty $24,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100146 C01 12/01/2004 12/14/2004 $5,400 $5,400 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100146 C02 12/01/2004 12/14/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002A Serious 19100146 D02 12/01/2004 12/14/2004 $5,400 $5,400 $0 -
  4. 01002B Serious 19100146 D03 12/01/2004 12/16/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01003 Serious 19100147 D04 II 12/01/2004 12/14/2004 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -
  6. 01004A Serious 19100147 E01 12/01/2004 12/14/2004 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -
  7. 01004B Serious 19100147 E02 I 12/01/2004 12/14/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 01005 Serious 19100147 E03 12/01/2004 12/14/2004 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200623064Event: 07/16/2004Employee Dies After Counterbalance Of Machine Strikes Him
At approximately 7:53 a.m. on July 16, 2004, a two-man crew was assigned to clean four wood chip screeners. Since one of the crewmembers was unavailable, Employee #1 went to clean the machines by himself. Employee #2 heard that Employee #1 was doing the job alone and went to offer assistance. Employee #2 failed to inform Employee #1 that he was in the area. After Employee #1 completed the job, he saw a lock on an electrical switch box. Employee #1 thought it was his, and took the opened lock off to reenergize the machine. It was not until Employee #1 saw the personal effects of Employee #2 that he realized someone else was in the area. Employee #1 went back to de-energize the machine when unexpectedly it started. Employee #1 was struck by the rotating counterbalance of the machine and sustained a massive contusion to the right side of his hip. It took approximately 30 minutes to render aid to Employee #1 who eventually died of his injury.
Keywords: rotating parts, wood chips, counterbalance, cleaning, lockout, struck by, hip, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307680231 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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