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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311256150 - Chrysler Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 311256150Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 09/24/2007

Chrysler Llc
1001 East Boulevard
Kokomo, IN 46904
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3714/Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories
NAICS: 336399/All Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/05/2007
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/04/2009
Emphasis: N:Amputate

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 II 12/18/2007 08/31/2009 $7,000 $5,000 $0 01/17/2008 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 19100147 D 12/18/2007 08/31/2009 $0 $5,000 $0 01/17/2008 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C07 I 12/18/2007 01/15/2008 $5,000 $5,000 $0 01/17/2008 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200992923Event: 09/22/2007Employee Dies In Die Cast Machine
At 4:54 a.m. on September 22,2007, Employee #1 was operating a pressure transmission die cast machine. Employee #1 was apparently having problems with the machine's ejector limit switch. Employee #1 had told his supervisor earlier there was a problem with the ejector limit switch, and that a trades person may need to correct the problem. Employee #1 entered the machine work area through a door that was equipped with an interlocking limit switch which, when operating correctly, places the machine in inch mode and will not allow the die and the slices to operate. The only way to access the ejector limit switch when the die is open is by crawling up underneath the south bell slide cylinder rod. Employee #1 crawled underneath the south bell slide cylinder rod and may have activated the ejector limit switch, causing the machine to cycle. Employee #1 was crushed between the bell slide and bell slide cylinder mounting plate. There was a glove found covering the interlocking limit switch on the entry door which may have rendered the limit switch inoperable and allowed the die and slides to operate. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: die, cylinder, glove, crushed, die casting machine, door
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311256150 Fatality Fracture Molding and casting machine operators

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