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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308685940 - Coreslab Structures Omaha Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 308685940Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 08/01/2007

Coreslab Structures Omaha Inc.
802 Allied Road
Bellevue, NE 68123
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3272/Concrete Products, Except Block and Brick
NAICS: 327390/Other Concrete Product Manufacturing
Mailing: 802 Allied Road, Laplatte, NE 68123

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/12/2007
Emphasis: S:Amputations, S:HispanicClose Case:10/16/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200058113 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 A05 09/20/2007 10/08/2007 $2,500 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100023 C01 09/20/2007 10/08/2007 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19100147 C06 I 09/20/2007 10/08/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200053072Event: 07/13/2007Employee Lacerates Legs In Fall To Cement Mixer
On July 13, 2007, Employee #1 was mounting the cement mixer to unclog cement from a chute. This process involved hitting the metal chute with a hammer or similar object. There were three hatches on the machine. They were supposed to be covered by a metal cover that fit over the openings. Employee #1 fell into a rotary cement mixer, while it was in operation. The hatch cover for the opening, into which Employee #1 fell, was found in the bottom of the mixer. Employee #1's legs became entangled in the paddles of the mixer, and they were lacerated. The mixer operator heard the trapped Employee #1's screams and stopped the mixer, thus preventing a possible amputation. Employee #1 was hospitalized. It was not known how the hatch cover moved to the mixer. Interviews indicated that the hatch covers accumulated significant amount of cement and thus did not fit over the opening. The safety manager theorized that the cover might have moved as a result of operational vibration; thus, it did not completely cover the opening and allowed Employee #1 to fall in. There were no witnesses to this accident.
Keywords: cover, hatch, mixer, cementing, caught between, laceration, fall, entangled, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308685940 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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