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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316617406 - Sonoco

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 316617406Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 09/04/2012

1 North Second Street
Hartsville, SC 29550
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2631/Paperboard Mills
NAICS: 322130/Paperboard Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/20/2012
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/04/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
Current Penalty $2,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 12/13/2012 12/19/2012 $2,250 $4,500 $0 01/16/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100261 K01 12/13/2012 12/19/2012 $0 $4,500 $0 01/16/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200376069Event: 09/03/2012Worker Killed When Caught In Paper Machine
On September 4, 2012, Employee #1, a 35-year-old male winder helper with Sonoco was running paper machine number nine with vertical reels. The machine was running low-density paper about 0.35-inches thick with no problems at about two hundred feet-per-minute which was the normal speed for the machine to run this paper. The top reel had finished turning up (full reel) and was threaded through the slitter and winder but had not started running yet. The winding operator and Employee #1 were standing outside paper machine number nine between reels and dryer. The winder operator turned to his left and started walking to the controls to start up the winder operation on the reels. About this time, another coworker was walking by and saw Employee #1 throw his arms out in a motion like when you slip on ice or when a rug is pulled out from under you. The Emergency-stop was activated. The Emergency-Stop was located on a pole about thirteen feet away from where Employee #1 was found. Employee #1 appeared to have been standing on some paper that was in the process of being taken up on the reel. The winder operator was found between the top and bottom reels. It appears that the combination of the winder operator pushing the stop button at the controls and the body of Employee #1 stopped the two reels. The space between the two rolls of paper was about three to seven inches. The distance from the bottom of the reel to the ground was approximately three to seven inches. The distance between the top of the bottom reel and the bottom of the top reel was also three to seven inches. The diameter of the reels was twenty-four to thirty-two inches and that would depend on the run of the paper at the time. The reels are one hounded and thirty-five inches long with an unknown horsepower. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was administered by plant emergency personnel and continued by responding Emergency Medical Services. Employee #1 received crushing injuries to the lower torso up to his pelvic area of the body and died as a result of the event.
Keywords: lockout, roller--mach/part, crushed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316617406 Fatality Other Machine operators, not specified

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