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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307884023 - Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus

Nr: 307884023Report ID: 0522500Open Date: 01/18/2005

Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel
South Third Street Extension
Steubenville, OH 43952
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3312/Steel Works, Blast Furnaces (Including Coke Ovens), and Rolling Mills
NAICS: 331111/Iron and Steel Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/19/2005
Close Case:06/14/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint205132806   Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/07/2005 03/30/2005 $7,000 $7,000 $0 03/29/2005 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200753366Event: 01/17/2005Employee Killed When Struck By Railroad Cars
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on January 17, 2005, Employee #1 and several coworkers were attempting to park seven rail cars that hauled iron ore to the furnace on a side track in the rail yard. The locomotive and seven cars proceeded up to the rail yard past a track switch. The train stopped and Employee #1, the conductor, got off the train to throw the switch to divert the train to the right track. The train had started to back up onto the correct track when the conductor on the ground was struck by the rail cars and run over several times. The conductor was killed instantly when the rail cars struck him. The conductor was not in view of the engineer who was driving the train nor was he in constant communication with him.
Keywords: amputated, steel, obstructed rear view, railroad car, blast furnace, caught between, struck by, train, communication, backing up
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307884023 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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