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Inspection: 311127906 - Deltic Timber Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 311127906Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 08/10/2007

Deltic Timber Corporation
1720 Highway 82 West
Waldo, AR 71770
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2421/Sawmills and Planing Mills, General
NAICS: 321912/ Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber, and Planing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/11/2007
Close Case:07/21/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100264399    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,500
Current Penalty $11,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/18/2008 02/07/2008 $4,500 $4,500 $0 02/01/2008 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 01/18/2008 02/07/2008 $4,500 $4,500 $0 02/01/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100022 A01 01/18/2008 01/31/2008 $4,500 $4,500 $0 02/01/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 5A0001 01/18/2008 02/07/2008 $7,000 $4,500 $0 02/01/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 5A0001 01/18/2008 02/07/2008 $0 $4,500 $0 02/01/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200263259Event: 08/09/2007One Employee Is Killed,Two Employees Injured In Explosion
At 11:30 p.m. on August 9, 2007, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were working at a mill that used a pneumatic system for dust collection. That area of the mill, approximately 10-ft by 15-ft, was enclosed to contain the noise of that system. There was an explosion and fire, which caused the mill's enclosure to blow apart. Employees #1 and #2 were inside the enclosure, and Employee #3 was outside the enclosure, when the explosion happened. The employees sustained second and third degree burns. Employees #1 and #2 were transported to LSU Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, where they were hospitalized. Employee #3 was transported by air to Regional Medical in Memphis, Tennessee, where he died on August 31, 2007 due to complications from his burn injuries.
Keywords: burn, enclosed space, dust collector, explosion, mill--plant
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311127906 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 311127906 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 311127906 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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