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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316356807 - Swift & Company

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 316356807Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 02/06/2012

Swift & Company
402 N. 10th Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2011/Meat Packing Plants
NAICS: 311611/Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering

Inspection Type:Planned
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/22/2012
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/15/2012
Emphasis: L:Amputate, L:Crv6, N:Amputate, N:Chrome6, N:Sstarg11, S:Amputate

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 1 6
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $12,500 $0 $10,000 $0 $0 $22,500
Current Penalty $11,000 $0 $0 $6,750 $0 $17,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 880004 03/22/2012 05/08/2012 $1,000 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Other 19100147 C04 I 03/22/2012 05/08/2012 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Other 19100147 F03 II 03/22/2012 05/08/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003A Serious 19100219 C04 I 03/22/2012 05/08/2012 $1,000 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003B Serious 19100219 H01 03/22/2012 05/08/2012 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01004A Other 19101026 L02 IA 03/22/2012 05/08/2012 $750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01004B Other 19101026 L02 IB 03/22/2012 05/08/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 02001 Serious 19100215 B09 03/22/2012 05/08/2012 $10,000 $10,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 9. 03001 Other 19100120 L02 II 03/22/2012 05/08/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200534915Event: 11/21/2011Employee'S Fingers Are Amputated By Machine
On November 21, 2011, Employee #1 and a coworker, both maintenance workers, were servicing a CDLR Conveyer Aisle 51 Outbound machine in the loading dock area of a Swift & Co. distribution center. Employee #1 had removed a safety guard and was attempting to remove a connector link in a roller chain. The coworker had jogged the machine to move the roller chain to a location where the connector link could be accessed. Employee #1 had directed the coworker to stop the machine. While Employee #1 was attempting to remove the connector link, the coworker jogged the machine, causing Employee #1's finger to be caught between a sprocket and the roller chain. Both of the employees had received lockout/tagout training. The accident occurred during the third shift, when there were no employees present authorized to perform lockout/tagout procedures. Another accident occurred on January 13, 2012 in the same facility. Employee #2 sustained amputations of his right fingers while freeing jammed material in the Picnic Tail Blower machine in the cut floor box area. The tube from the blower had plugged with pieces of plastic picnic tails. Employee #2 removed the pipe from the blower and was trying to remove the material from the blower discharge housing. When he reached into the blower housing, his fingers contacted the rotating fan blade. Employee #2 had received lockout/tagout training prior to the accident. He failed to follow the company's written lockout/tagout procedure for this machine prior to performing maintenance.
Keywords: chain, maintenance, rotating parts, amputated, fan, finger, jammed, lockout, roller--mach/part, blade
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316356807 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
2 316356807 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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