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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312319478 - Mescher Manufacturing Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 10

Nr: 312319478Report ID: 0355110Open Date: 09/12/2008

Mescher Manufacturing Co Inc
35259 Riverside Drive
Big Rock, VA 24603
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3532/Mining Machinery and Equipment, Except Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment
NAICS: 333131/Mining Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
Mailing: P O Box 579, Big Rock, VA 24603

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/15/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/06/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $15,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,800
Current Penalty $12,640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,640
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100252 B02 III 01/20/2009 02/12/2009 $640 $800 $0 02/04/2009 Y - State Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 19100252 B03 01/20/2009 02/12/2009 $5,600 $7,000 $0 02/04/2009 Y - State Decision
  3. 01003 Serious 19100254 D06 01/20/2009 02/12/2009 $5,600 $7,000 $0 02/04/2009 Y - State Decision
  4. 01004 Serious 19100334 A02 II 01/20/2009 02/12/2009 $800 $1,000 $0 02/04/2009 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14294755Event: 09/12/2008Welder Is Electrocuted While Using Mig Welder
On September 12, 2008, a welder installed a flow regulator on a cylinder of carbon dioxide, the shielding gas for the MIG welder he was using. The welder felt a shock from the MIG welder and asked a coworker to see if he could feel it. The coworker refused and went back to his work area. Shortly thereafter, the coworker heard a yell from the welder and saw him holding the ground clamp in one hand and the electrode holder in the other hand. Another coworker unplugged the welder. Once the MIG welder was unplugged, the welder fell to the floor. A coworker performed CPR on the welder until rescue personnel arrived. The welder was transported by ambulance to Buchanan County General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from electrocution.
Keywords: installing, regulator valve, cpr, welder, electric shock, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312319478 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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