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Inspection: 313203861 - Creative Biomass Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Springfield

Nr: 313203861Report ID: 0112600Open Date: 03/29/2010

Creative Biomass Inc
22 Kimball Place
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2493/Reconstituted Wood Products
NAICS: 321219/Reconstituted Wood Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/13/2010
Emphasis: S:ElectricalClose Case:06/01/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100690916    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 12 12
Current Violations 12 12
Initial Penalty $24,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,000
Current Penalty $22,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100303 B02 06/10/2010 07/13/2010 $2,000 $2,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100303 G01 V 06/10/2010 06/16/2010 $2,000 $2,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100303 G02 I 06/10/2010 06/15/2010 $2,000 $2,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100305 A02 VA 06/10/2010 06/15/2010 $2,000 $2,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100305 A02 VC 06/10/2010 06/15/2010 $2,000 $2,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100332 B01 06/10/2010 07/03/2010 $2,000 $2,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100333 A01 06/10/2010 06/15/2010 $0 $2,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19100333 A02 06/10/2010 07/13/2010 $2,000 $2,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01009 Serious 19100333 B02 06/10/2010 06/14/2010 $2,000 $2,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01010 Serious 19100334 C01 06/10/2010 06/14/2010 $2,000 $2,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 01011A Serious 19100335 A01 I 06/10/2010 06/16/2010 $2,000 $2,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 01011B Serious 19100335 A01 V 06/10/2010 06/16/2010 $0 $0 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 01012 Serious 19100335 A02 I 06/10/2010 06/16/2010 $2,000 $2,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200690998Event: 03/27/2010Employee Is Killed While Troubleshooting Motor
On March 27, 2010, Employee #1, the Chief Operations Officer, was troubleshooting a seized motor for a newly installed dust collection system. Employee #1 attached three electrical wires into a fuseless disconnect box for a surge hopper. Employee #1 continued to run the three wires on the ground to a second disconnect box that supplied power to the dust collector. The power from the second disconnect box was rated at 480 volts, 20 amps, 3-phase. Employee #1 was found by coworkers face down holding the three electrical wires in his left hand. One of the coworkers saw an arc, heard the fuses blow in the second disconnect box and immediately threw the disconnect on the box. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: electric arc, repair, conduit, electrocuted, dust collector, electric conductor, disconnecting means, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313203861 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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