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Inspection: 310505490 - S & W Ready Mix Concrete Company

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 310505490Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 03/06/2007

S & W Ready Mix Concrete Company
1309 South Reilly Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28314
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3273/Ready-Mixed Concrete
NAICS: 327320/Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 872 (217 Lisbon St.), Clinton, NC 28329

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/03/2007
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/06/2007
Emphasis: S:Program Improvements

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100358274    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
Current Penalty $5,670 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,670
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100146 C02 07/03/2007 07/09/2007 $2,835 $3,150 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100146 C04 07/03/2007 07/09/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19100146 D02 07/03/2007 07/09/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01001D Serious 19100146 D03 07/03/2007 07/09/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01001E Serious 19100146 D08 07/03/2007 07/09/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01001F Serious 19100146 D09 07/03/2007 07/09/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01001G Serious 19100146 E01 07/03/2007 07/09/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01001H Serious 19100146 G01 07/03/2007 07/30/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01002A Serious 19100147 C04 I 07/03/2007 07/09/2007 $2,835 $3,150 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 01002B Serious 19100147 C04 II 07/03/2007 07/09/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 01002C Serious 19100147 C06 I 07/03/2007 07/09/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 01002D Serious 19100147 C07 I 07/03/2007 07/09/2007 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200356038Event: 03/06/2007Worker Clearing Jam In Confined Space Is Asphyxiated
On March 6, 2007, Employee #1 was working as a batch operator for a manufacturer of ready-mixed concrete. While attempting to clear a jam, he entered a confined space without using confined space entry procedures, observing lockout/tagout protocol, or removing the power to the equipment. The confined space was in a metal structure that contained sand and gravel aggregate in elevated bins approximately 35 feet above grade. The bins were programmed to dispense predetermined quantities of aggregate into a lower hopper. The lower hopper was an aggregate weight scale, and the different kinds of aggregate were combined there. The aggregate weight scale was a tapered metal bin that funneled the aggregate onto a conveyor through bottom-mounted pneumatically-actuated doors. The material went onto a conveyor that lifted the material and dropped it into truck-mounted mixers. When the jam was cleared, Employee #1 was still inside the bin. At that moment, the overhead gravity-fed aggregate bins automatically released a predetermined load of sand and gravel, engulfing and killing him. Death was due to asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, sand, confined space, caught by, lockout, mech mat handling, falling object, concrete, hopper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310505490 Fatality Asphyxia Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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