Inspection: 309449304 - Ppg Industries Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo
Nr: 309449304Report ID:0524700Open Date: 09/13/2007
Ppg Industries Inc.
5066 Lincoln Hwy. St. Rt. 30
Crestline, OH 44827
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3231/Glass Products, Made of Purchased Glass
NAICS: 327215/Glass Product Manufacturing Made of Purchased Glass
Mailing: P.O. Box 269, Crestline, OH 44827
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:SafetyClose Conference:02/13/2008
Close Case:04/04/2008
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2

Current Violations 1

Initial Penalty 10000

Current Penalty 5000

FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 I 03/03/2008 03/13/2008 $5000 $5000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C04 IIB 03/03/2008 03/20/2008 $5000 $5000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202088332Event: 09/13/2007Employee Dies After Being Pinned By Washer
At 3:15 a.m. on September 13, 2007 a 61 year old male, employed by PPG Industries, was fatally injured as a result of being caught under a heavy part of the machine he was working on. The cause of death was mechanical asphyxia. The victim was trying to clear a jam from a Bilco glass washer, the employee raised the upper portion of the washer using the washer's pneumatic system, when he placed his upper body in between the conveyor and upper portion of the machine, the upper portion of the machine descended and trapped him. The upper portion of the machine weighed approximately 2700 lbs. The accident occurred indoors and weather was not a factor. The victim was English speaking, language was not a factor. The establishment was a 570,000 square feet glass fabrication facility where annealed glass for automotive applications was cut to size, formed, and washed. The washer was equipped with a pneumatic lifting system that was designed by the employer. The washer was equipped with safety supports that were designed to drop into place by gravity when the top was fully raised. These supports were not engaged at the time of the accident.
Keywords: washing machine, pinned, asphyxiated, maintenance
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309449304 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction