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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
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 19100212 A01 03/30/2007 04/04/2007 $5,000 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200032860 Event: 01/22/2007Employee Is Killed When Pinned Between Cylinder And Gate
On January 22, 2007, Employee #1 was operating a baler. He filled the baler. When it became full with boxes, Employee #1 apparently pressed the start button on the baler to compact the boxes. The baler was in the semiautomatic mode. In this mode, the machine initiated the compression after which the baler automatically completed the cycle. While the hydraulic cylinder was returning to its original position, Employee #1 lifted the safety gate and looked inside the baler. During the up stroke mode, Employee #1's head was pinned between the cylinder and the gate. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, asphyxiated, cylinder, pinned, machine operator, caught between, crushed, baler
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310173547 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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