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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 976490.015 - Reading Alloys, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Harrisburg

Nr: 976490.015Report ID: 0316700Open Date: 05/02/2014

Reading Alloys, Inc.
220 Old West Penn Avenue
Robesonia, PA 19551
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 331112/Electrometallurgical Ferroalloy Product Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 53, Robesonia, PA 19551

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/11/2014
Emphasis: N:Chrome6, L:Crv6, L:Noise, N:PmetalsClose Case:04/27/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $23,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,000
Current Penalty $17,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100178 L04 III 10/29/2014 11/25/2014 $4,500 $6,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19101000 A02 10/29/2014 12/18/2015 $3,750 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19101000 E 10/29/2014 12/18/2015 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003A Serious 19101200 F06 II 10/29/2014 11/25/2014 $3,750 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01003B Serious 19101200 H03 II 10/29/2014 12/03/2014 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01004 Serious 19260602 C01 VI 10/29/2014 11/25/2014 $5,250 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 19100141 G02 10/29/2014 12/31/2014 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 61629.015Event: 05/02/2014Employee Struck By Falling Object Is Killed
At 11:00 a.m. on May 2, 2015, a welding employee was cutting the middle out of the baseplate of an elevated hopper bin apparatus. This was done after welding flanges with bolt holes onto the cut legs of another elevated hopper bin apparatus, so the base could be rejoined with the hopper. The welder was cutting the center out of the bottom plate of an elevated lime hopper support structure while the lime hopper was supported on the forks of a Komatsu LP forklift, SN 135952. When the center of the baseplate dropped from the lime hopper support structure the balance of the unsecured and unsupported hopper support structure shifted; it rotated off of the elevated forks, and fell onto the welder, crushing him under the lime hopper bin. The hopper of the unsecured and unsupported elevated lime hopper support structure, containing lime granules, rotated off of the elevated forklift forks, and crushed the welder kneeling at its base. The welder sustained several crush related injuries to the chest, back, abdomen, and extremities.
Keywords: suspended load, chemical, material handling, powered industrial vehicle, falling object, crushing
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 976490.015 Fatality Other Welders and cutters

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