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Inspection: 311329098 - Mashuda Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Pittsburgh

Nr: 311329098Report ID: 0317500Open Date: 10/20/2008

Mashuda Corporation
427 Telegraph Road
Brownsville, PA 15417
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 21101 Route 19, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/21/2008
Emphasis: L:Loto, S:Commercial Constr, S:Hwy Street Bridge ConstrClose Case:03/20/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100541507    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $10,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,500
Current Penalty $7,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100266 H04 III 01/07/2009 03/01/2009 $6,200 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100266 I01 01/07/2009 03/01/2009 $1,700 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100266 I03 II 01/07/2009 03/01/2009 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200541803Event: 10/20/2008Employee Is Crushed Between Chipper Frame And Chute
On October 20, 2008, Employee #1, an operator of a Morbark Wood Chipper, and a coworker, a laborer, were clearing the clogged chipper interior of the chipper hood and chute area. The coworker cleared the chute area, while it was in the open position. As the labor was sent atop of the chipper hood to release the hood pins, Employee #1 placed himself between the chipper hood frame and the open chute of the machine. He inadvertently moved the handle with his body, while clearing the wood from inside the chipper area. Since the chute was not locked out, it lowered onto Employee #1, pinning and crushing him between the chipper frame and chute of the chipper. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: chest, clearance, wood chips, pin, control lever, machine operator, construction, chipper, clogged, crushed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311329098 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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