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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
Current Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 06/07/1985 08/31/1985 $640 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14320691 Event: 01/23/1985Crushed By Falling Breast Roll Assembly
A PAPER MACHINE BREAST ROLL ASSEMBLY WAS BEING REINSTALLED ON A PAPER MACHINE. THE ASSEMBLY WEIGHED 24,500 POUNDS, AND WAS BEING LIFTED INTO PLACE BY AN AIR MOTOR WINCH SYSTEM. THE EMPLOYEES ENCOUNTERED AN OBSTRUCTION DURING THE LIFTING PROCESS, SO AN ENGINEER (EMPLOYEE #1) POSITIONED HIMSELF TO MEASURE THE OBSTRUCTION. THE SUPPORT ( LIFTING) SYSTEM FAILED AND THE BREAST ROLL ASSEMBLY FELL, PINNING EMPLOYEE #1 BETWEEN THE PAPER MACHINE AND THE ASSEMBLY. HE WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH. THE BREAST ROLL SHOULD HAVE BEEN BLOCKED UP BEFORE THE EMPLOYEE WAS ALLOWED INTO THE HAZARDOUS AREA.
Keywords: maintenance, blocks, work rules, crushed, struck by, falling object, paper machine
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 857706 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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