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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315402941 - Us Steel Great Lakes Works

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 315402941Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 12/15/2013

Us Steel Great Lakes Works
1 Quality Dr
Ecorse, MI 48229
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3312/Steel Works, Blast Furnaces (Including Coke Ovens), and Rolling Mills
NAICS: 331111/Iron and Steel Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/26/2014
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/10/2015
Emphasis: S:Enf Targeted

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 40801011 A 04/30/2014 06/02/2014 $3,150 $7,000 $0 07/14/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 40801011 A 04/30/2014 06/02/2014 $3,150 $7,000 $0 07/14/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201392982Event: 12/15/2013Molten Metal Explodes From Moisture, Fire Kills Steel Worker
On December 16, 2013, Employee #1, a 31-year-old male with Us Steel Great Lakes Works, was in a warming shanty. A coworker had just dumped molten metal into pot. A crane operator picked up the pot of molten metal and moved it approximately 30-to-40 yards to a tilter table. After the crane released the pot and moved, something went catastrophically wrong causing the pot of molten metal to tip over and spill approximately 195 tons of molten metal onto the ground. The molten metal ran out of the side of the building, where when it hit the snow outside it exploded. Employee #1 was in a warming shanty that was approximately 30 yards away from the explosion. The shanty caught on fire, Employee #1 died inside the shanty.
Keywords: burn, steel, molten slag, molten metal
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315402941 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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