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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311562771 - Gss&M

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 311562771Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 10/08/2007

1800 Floyd Blvd
Sioux City, IA 51105
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5093/Scrap and Waste Materials
NAICS: 423930/Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 689 Craig Rd, St Louis, MO 63141

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/19/2007
Emphasis: S:Fatality Catastrophe, S:General IndustryClose Case:04/17/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,500
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 880004 11/08/2007 12/28/2007 $3,000 $4,500 $0 11/26/2007 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100176 C 11/08/2007 12/28/2007 $0 $4,500 $0 11/26/2007 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100252 A02 XIIIC 11/08/2007 12/28/2007 $0 $4,500 $0 11/26/2007 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200531903Event: 10/07/2007Employee Is Crushed And Asphyxiated By Falling Rail Car Wall
On October 7, 2007, two employees were cutting apart a refrigerated rail car with cutting torches. Employee #1 was cutting a section of the wall that was still attached to the east side of the car. Employee #2 had started at the other end of the car and was cutting towards the center of the car when it fell, crushing him under the falling wall section and asphyxiating him.
Keywords: asphyxiated, wall, acetylene torch, railroad car, caught between, crushed, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311562771 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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