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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314025875 - Sallee, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 314025875Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 04/27/2010

Sallee, Inc
1201 East Trail
Dodge City, KS 67801
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4213/Trucking, Except Local
NAICS: 484230/ Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/28/2010
Emphasis: S:AmputationsClose Case:06/30/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $8,500
Current Penalty $5,250 $0 $0 $750 $0 $6,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100219 C02 I 06/24/2010 07/06/2010 $5,250 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19040039 A 06/24/2010 06/29/2010 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201345303Event: 03/10/2010Truck Driver Dies After Arm Is Caught In Power Take-Off
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on March 10, 2010, Employee #1 was working for a trucking firm. He had been dispatched to a location ten miles north of Sublette, Kansas, to unload 40,000 lbs. of anhydrous ammonia from the tanker truck he was driving into a storage tank on the site. At the middle section of the tanker truck, Employee #1 bent over to close a 4-inch main valve lever. To do this, he had to extend his right hand above and past a power take-off (PTO) shaft, which was turning at approximately 700 to 750 rpm. A bolt protruding from a universal joint on the turning PTO shaft caught the right wrist of the jacket he was wearing. Employee #1's right forearm was pulled in and around the shaft three times. When Employee #1 reacted by reaching in with his left hand, his left wrist was shattered. A nearby resident approximately 100 yards away heard a scream, jumped in his truck, and drove to the site. The resident cut off Employee #1's jacket with a pocket knife and, following Employee #1's directive, shut the truck off. The resident removed Employee #1's right arm from the shaft, and his wife called for emergency medical services, which were dispatched from Sublette, KS. Employee #1 was transported to Saint Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas, and from there to Via Christi in Wichita, Kansas. On March 12, 2010, Employee #1's right arm was surgically amputated. On March 28, 2010, he died, due to complications.
Keywords: tank truck, fracture, amputated, rotating shaft, caught by, driver, anhydrous ammonia, elderly, power take-off, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314025875 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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