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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 962510.015 - Behr Iron & Steel, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Aurora

Nr: 962510.015Report ID: 0521400Open Date: 03/11/2014

Behr Iron & Steel, Inc.
201 Wheeler Ave.
South Beloit, IL 61080
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 423510/Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 201 Wheeler Ave., South Beloit, IL 61080

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/11/2014
Emphasis: L:Fall, N:AmputateClose Case:05/04/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident876076    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 5 6
Current Violations 5 1 6
Initial Penalty $7,000 $490,000 $0 $0 $0 $497,000
Current Penalty $0 $350,000 $0 $7,000 $0 $357,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100146 K01 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $7,000 $7,000 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001A Willful 19100146 C01 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $70,000 $70,000 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001B Willful 19100146 C02 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $0 $70,000 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001C Willful 19100146 E01 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $0 $70,000 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02003A Willful 19100146 D03 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $70,000 $70,000 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 02003B Willful 19100147 C04 I 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $0 $0 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 02003C Willful 19100147 D02 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $0 $0 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02003D Willful 19100147 D03 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $0 $0 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 02003E Willful 19100147 D04 I 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $0 $0 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 02005 Willful 19100146 G01 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $70,000 $70,000 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 02006 Willful 19100147 C06 I 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $70,000 $70,000 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 02007A Willful 19100147 C07 I 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $70,000 $70,000 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 02007B Willful 19100147 C07 I A 09/03/2014 10/08/2014 $0 $0 $0 09/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 59129.015Event: 03/10/2014Employee Is Caught In A Conveyor Belt And Killed
At 7:30 p.m. on March 10, 2014, a 37- year-old male employee was cleaning the shredder discharge pit area when he was caught in the tail pulley of takeaway conveyor #1. He had been employed since June 4, 2013. The shredder discharge pit is approximately 10.7 feet deep by 25 feet long and 5.7 feet wide. The conveyor is approximately 5 feet wide. It is elevated approximately 28 feet above the ground and measures approximately 52 inches to the top of the belt. The employee used a portable metal ladder to access the shredder discharge pit. Takeaway conveyor #1, takeaway conveyor #2 and the shredder, were not locked out when the employee was performing these activities. Cleaning was a daily task conducted at the end of the shift. It was their normal procedure not to deenergize the machines when cleaning the shredder lines. The employer had a hazardous energy control procedures (lockout-tagout) and confined space program that were partially developed and had not been implemented. Employees were required to perform cleaning activities and had not been trained on lockout-tagout procedures or confined space issues. Cleaning is usually a group activity and it can require four to five employees. There were employees in the vicinity. Two employees were in the shredder discharge pit cleaning when the accident occurred. The employee's hand, arm, and shoulder was entangled in the conveyor and he was killed.
Keywords: caught in, lockout/tagout, conveyor, confined space
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 962510.015 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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