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Inspection: 313810640 - Harsco Metals Americas/Harsco Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Kentucky

Nr: 313810640Report ID: 0452110Open Date: 11/24/2010

Harsco Metals Americas/Harsco Corporation
6870 Hwy 42 East Contractor'S Gate #6
Ghent, KY 41045
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3295/Minerals and Earths, Ground or Otherwise Treated
NAICS: 212324/Kaolin and Ball Clay Mining
Mailing: C/O Ian Schwarber P O Box 822, Warsaw, KY 41095

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/27/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/21/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100177 F10 05/04/2011 11/24/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201860293Event: 11/23/2010One Employee Is Killed, One Is Injured By Tire Explosion
On November 23, 2010, four employees were attempting to cut the chain from the tire of a front end loader, and the tire exploded. Employee #1 was killed. Employee #1's face was apparently burned, and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, chain, front end loader, explosion, struck by, face, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313810640 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Heavy equipment mechanics
2 313810640 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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