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Inspection: 316693274 - Yumoto Company Ltd

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 3

Nr: 316693274Report ID: 0454713Open Date: 08/22/2012

Yumoto Company Ltd
520 Nissan Powertrain Dr
Decherd, TN 37324
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7371/Computer Programming Services
NAICS: 541511/Custom Computer Programming Services

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/27/2012
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/24/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $9,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,400
Current Penalty $9,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C01 11/28/2012 12/12/2012 $5,400 $5,400 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100147 C04 I 11/28/2012 12/12/2012 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19100147 C07 I 11/28/2012 12/12/2012 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002 Serious 19100147 D04 I 11/28/2012 12/12/2012 $4,000 $4,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200626604Event: 08/21/2012Worker Is Crushed While Testing Machine In Dry Run Mode
On August 21, 2012, an employee was working for a computer programming service at an automotive manufacturer's facility. He was working on a rotor balance machine, by making adjustments to a pallet stopper. At the time, the machine was in 'automatic dry run' mode. The 'dry run' mode allows the machine to run in full cycle and at full speed without a pallet in place, so that the operator can make adjustments to the gantry gripper if needed. In this mode, all sensors except the pallet stopper are set in a position that indicates that a pallet of material is in position for the gantry gripper to activate and come down to pick up the material. The only thing that needs to occur for the gantry to be activated is for the pallet stopper to sense the pallet. At the time of the incident, the employee was making adjustments to the air line for the pallet stopper, when he inadvertently activated the pallet stopper. This in turn indicated to the machine that all sensors were activated and that the gantry should go through a cycle. When the gantry gripper came down, the employee was leaning over the conveyor. The gantry gripper came into contact with his neck. He was crushed between the conveyor and the gantry gripper. The employee's hand went through a light curtain, stopping the machine while it was crushing him. The gantry stopped, pinning the employee to the conveyor. He was killed.
Keywords: maintenance, lockout, crushed, conveyor, mech mat handling, neck, pallet, light curtain, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316693274 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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