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Inspection: 315452789 - Smithfield Packing Company, Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 315452789Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 02/18/2012

Smithfield Packing Company, Incorporated
424 E Railroad St
Clinton, NC 28328
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2011/Meat Packing Plants
NAICS: 311611/Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering
Mailing: P. O. Box 49, Clinton, NC 28329

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/17/2012
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:08/23/2013
Emphasis: S:Chromium Exposure, S:Program Improvements

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100363266    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 3 2 12
Current Violations 7 3 2 12
Initial Penalty $27,150 $210,000 $0 $975 $0 $238,125
Current Penalty $20,550 $140,000 $0 $975 $0 $161,525
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Willful 19100134 D01 III 08/13/2012 08/16/2012 $70,000 $70,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Willful 19101200 H03 I 08/13/2012 09/07/2012 $70,000 $70,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Willful 19101200 H03 III 08/13/2012 09/07/2012 $0 $70,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 95012901 08/13/2012 09/28/2012 $6,300 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02002 Serious 95012901 08/13/2012 08/16/2012 $4,500 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 02003 Serious 95012901 08/13/2012 08/16/2012 $1,950 $1,950 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02004 Serious 19100132 A 08/13/2012 08/16/2012 $3,250 $3,250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 02005 Serious 19100133 A01 08/13/2012 08/16/2012 $0 $2,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 02006 Serious 19100151 C 08/13/2012 08/16/2012 $0 $2,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 02007 Serious 19100242 B 08/13/2012 08/16/2012 $4,550 $4,550 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 03001 Other 19100023 A08 II 08/13/2012 08/16/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 03002A Other 19101026 D02 I 08/13/2012 09/28/2012 $975 $975 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  13. 03002B Other 19101026 H01 08/13/2012 08/16/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  14. 03002C Other 19101026 J02 II 08/13/2012 08/16/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200359966Event: 02/18/2012Toxic Fumes Overcomes Employee
On February 18, 2012, Employee #1 discarded liquid waste water sludge from an overhead tank into a tanker truck. The driver of the truck found Employee #1 lying over the opening of the tanker and was unresponsive. Employee #1 died from asphyxia.
Keywords: tank truck, asphyxiated, vapor, waste proc fac, sludge
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315452789 Fatality Asphyxia Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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