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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308058510 - United States Pipe And Foundry Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 308058510Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 10/28/2004

United States Pipe And Foundry Company, Inc.
2023 St. Louis Ave.
Bessemer, AL 35020
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3325/Steel Foundries, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 331513/Steel Foundries (except Investment)
Mailing: 3300 1st Ave North, Po Box 10406, Birmingham, AL 35202

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/15/2005
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/16/2005
Emphasis: L:Foundry, N:Amputate

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101273092    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $9,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,500
Current Penalty $8,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100135 A01 04/25/2005 04/29/2005 $1,000 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 04/25/2005 04/28/2005 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201272069Event: 10/27/2004Employee Killed When Struck By Cables From Overhead Crane
On October 27, 2004, Employee #1 was trying to remove debris from an "eye" on the cupula door. The cables (slings) from an overhead gantry crane, used to close the cupula doors, became dislodged, falling approximately 50 feet and striking the Employee #1 on the head, killing him.
Keywords: furnace, head, repair, work rules, gantry crane, struck by, foundry, sling, falling object, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308058510 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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