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Inspection: 315443887 - Republic Special Metals, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 315443887Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 04/29/2011

Republic Special Metals, Inc.
2201 Harrison Ave Sw
Canton, OH 44706
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3356/Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding of Nonferrous Metals, Except Copper and Aluminum
NAICS: 331491/ Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum) Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/06/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/06/2012
Emphasis: L:Primetal

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100105691    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $5,390 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,390
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100151 B 07/27/2011 08/29/2011 $5,390 $5,390 $0 08/18/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200103869Event: 04/29/2011Employee Dies From Natural Causes Related To Heart Disease
At 11:05 p.m. on April 28, 2011, third shift remelt/forging employees reported to work at a Canton, Ohio steel plant. Employee #1, a serviceman/welder working alone, began setting up a crucible (copper cylinder/mold). His coworker, a maintenance technical electrician, began the first of three nightly maintenance rounds, which included Melt Shop Number 1, when he heard the continuous sound of the overhead crane's siren. The coworker entered the shop area and discovered Employee #1 unresponsive, lying in a fetal position on the ground, with a 1-inch to 2-inch head laceration. It appeared that Employee #1 had just removed the horizontal lifting tongs from the Alliance 30-ton overhead bridge crane hoist. The coworker contacted a second coworker, who called for emergency medical services, while the first coworker started administering CPR and first aid. The second coworker returned to the scene and assisted with CPR, until the paramedics arrived. Employee #1 was transported to the local hospital, where he was unresponsive to medical treatment and died. The autopsy indicated that the death appeared to be from natural causes related to coronary disease. Employee #1 sustained the head injuries when he fell to the ground, and they were not related to his death. Weather, facility conditions, and personal protective equipment were not contributing factors in this incident.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, unconsciousness, cpr, cardiovasc disease
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315443887 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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