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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

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 5A0001 09/28/2006 10/03/2006 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200712867 Event: 04/10/2006Employee Is Killed By Falling Material-Handling Device
On April 10, 2006, Employee #1 and a some coworkers were performing maintenance on crane #7, a load handling device. It is part of an automatic retrieval and storage system in a warehouse with aisles that are about 500 to 600 feet long and 100 feet high. This unit had gone out of service and into "catch" mode. Employee #1 and his coworker put the unit into the "soft catch" mode and took the chain guard off. The bolts were broken, so one of the coworkers went to get new bolts. Employee #1 told another coworker to jump the chain, because it was out of line. The chain started spinning, and the load handling device came down, striking Employee #1. He was killed.
Keywords: chain, maintenance, hoisting mechanism, warehouse, point of operation, mech mat handling, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308650928 Fatality Other Machinery maintenance occupations

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