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Inspection: 310990205 - Georgia-Pacific Corporation - Savannah River Mill

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 310990205Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 08/15/2008

Georgia-Pacific Corporation - Savannah River Mill
393 Fort Howard Road
Rincon, GA 31326
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2621/Paper Mills
NAICS: 322121/Paper (except Newsprint) Mills
Mailing: P.O. Box 828, Rincon, GA 31326

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/19/2008
Emphasis: S:Fall From HeightClose Case:02/03/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $9,500 $0 $12,500 $0 $0 $22,000
Current Penalty $8,250 $0 $12,500 $0 $0 $20,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/22/2008 12/26/2008 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100023 C03 12/22/2008 12/26/2008 $1,250 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Repeat 19100023 C01 12/22/2008 01/20/2009 $12,500 $12,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200902245Event: 08/15/2008Employee Falls Into Paper Machine And Is Killed
On August 15, 2008, an employee was cleaning off the After Dryer Hood on the Number 16 paper machine using compressed air. The employee had been walking on a catwalk located on top of the hood on the east side. The employee left the catwalk and walked onto the top of the hood and fell in to the machine on to the dryer belt when the panel he was standing on gave way beneath him. The employee died of the injuries he received in the fall.
Keywords: machine operator, catwalk, fall, paper machine
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310990205 Fatality Cut/Laceration Machine operators, not specified

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