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Inspection: 314876848 - Mohawk Industries Dba Daltile Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 314876848Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 01/26/2011

Mohawk Industries Dba Daltile Corporation
4801 Tademark Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5032/Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Materials
NAICS: 425120/Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/02/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/10/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,500
Current Penalty $5,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100184 C01 05/03/2011 05/06/2011 $2,750 $2,750 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100184 D 05/03/2011 05/06/2011 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19100305 B01 05/03/2011 05/06/2011 $2,750 $2,750 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200357416Event: 01/26/2011Employee Is Struck By Falling Stone Slabs, Later Dies
On January 26, 2011, Employee #1 and coworkers were unloading a cargo of granite slabs from a trailer mounted container. The first three bundles from the rear of the container had already been removed, and the cradle debris and extra wood had been cleared from the container as Employee # 1 began to cut braces that stabilized the remaining three bundles at the front of the container. He used a DeWalt Sawsall reciprocating saw to cut the wooden braces and stood upon a 4 ft Werner aluminum stepladder to reach them. A fiber-cored wire rope that helped to stabilize the slabs was already cut when he began cutting the braces. He began to cut the braces on the third bundle, but the first two bundles shifted, causing the granite slabs to slide. They struck Employee #1 and pinned him between granite slabs and the third bundle of slabs. He sustained severe trauma injuries to his upper chest. Employee #1 was transported to a medical facility. He remained under medical care until March 31, 2011, when he died.
Keywords: chest, unsecured, pinned, crushed, struck by, trailer, falling object, unstable load
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314876848 Fatality Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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