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Log # Type Insp. # 0001 Serious Injury 303296651 0002 Serious Injury 303297451 0003 Serious Injury 303294136 0004 Serious Injury 303298749 Date of Incident City 12/30/99 Luverne 01/06/00 Burnsville Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Poultry Processing 2051 1300 employees Mechanical 1711 150 employees Lawn Equipment 3524 2000 employees Concrete Decking 1771 25 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Plant Workers

Employees had difficulty breathing and were collapsing from natural gas leak. Fall from ladder, fracture to the base of the skull behind left ear.

No citations issued.

Pipefitter

Serious citations and penalty issued for failure to implement an AWAIR program and failure to secure footing of ladder base [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8 & 1910.26 (c)(3)(iii)]. Serious citations and penalty issued for failure to implement an AWAIR program and to guard the ingoing nip point on trim press [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8 & 1910.212(a)(1)]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to provide employee fall protection [1926.501(b)(12)&(b)(1)] and for not providing fall protection training for employees [1926.503(a)(1)&(2)]. Serious citations and penalties issued for limiting safe egress [1910.106(d)(5)(I)], failure to support and secure storage rack decking and to prevent improper storage of materials [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2 & 1910.176(c)], failure to use wheel chocks [1910.178(k)(1)], allowing employees to climb storage racks [MN Rules 5205.0040] and failure to provide RTK training, [MN Rules 5206.0700(1)]. Serious citations and penalties issued for improper installation of chemical piping system, failure to install safety splash guards and failure

01/12/00 Windom

Hydraulic Press Operator Foreman & Laborer

Employee reached into work-cycle area when operator was demonstrating function and trim press amputated part of left index finger. Two employees fell approximately 10 feet when setting/positioning precast concrete installation resulting in vertebra fractures and upper body and hip contusions. Employee fell 15 feet off top shelf of racking when it gave way. Employee hit head on steel bar causing severe head injuries.

01/31/00 Golden Valley

0005 Serious Injury 303295596

02/04/00 Minneapolis

Warehouse worker

Warehouse 5013 350 employees

0006 Serious Injury

02/15/00 St. Paul

Engineer

Truck plant 3711

Valve came off pipe and employee splashed with 180-250 degree glycol ether causing 2nd or 3rd degree burns to 50% of 1

2000 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002)
Log # Type Insp. # 303469811 Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business 100,000 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

the body.

to manually release air trapped in tank [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2] and failure to provide adequate RTK training [MN Rule 5206.0700 subp. 2]. Serious citations and penalties issued for not following nor auditing lockout/ tagout procedures [1910.147(c)(1) & (c)(6)(I)] and failure to train personnel responsible for power press maintenance [1910.217(e)(3)]. No citations related to accident.

0007 Serious Injury 303300057

02/16/00 White Bear Township

Punch Press Operator

Manufacturer 3599 67 employees

Crushing Injury to left hand with amputation.

0008 Serious Injury 303472633 0009 Serious Injury 303299077 0010 Serious Injury 303469258

02/23/00 Brooklyn Park 03/03/00 Spring Valley

Power Press Operator City worker

Metal Stamping 3469 38 employees Municipal Power Plant 4931 67Employees Cement Company 3273 35 employees

Employee broke left hand while reaching into press (around guard) to retrieve part and cycled press with foot pedal. Engine being run and crank case explosion occurred. Explosion blew end of building out; employee sustained burns to the head, neck and hands. Employee was washing truck with hose when overhead power line was hit, current traveled and hose blew apart.

No citations issued.

03/14/00 Duluth

Truck Driver

Serious citations and penalties issued for not ensuring adequate electrical hazard training and allowing employees to work in proximity to an electrical circuit which was not de-energized [1926.21(b)(2) and 1926.600(a)(6) & 1926.550(a)(15)(I)]. Serious citation and penalty issued for utilizing an inadequate cart system and procedures to handle tall loads of Styrofoam [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citations and penalties issued for not enforcing forge and punch press lockout/tagout procedures and failure to block forging press rams [1910.147(c)(1) & 1910.218(f)(2)(ii)], failure

0011 Serious Injury 303470587 0012 Serious Injury 303470827

02/10/00 Becker

Laborer

Foam Plant 3089 187 employees Forging Shop 3462 127 employees

Employee was hauling a 400# block of foam on a dolly when foam tipped over onto him. Set up of clipper press was being adjusted by employee when another employee cycled the press causing finger smashed, eventually amputated, broken thumb, 2

01/14/00 Forest Lake

Press Operator

2000 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002)
Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

reconstruction of middle finger.

to guard backside of presses and for not providing point of operation guarding for CNCmachine[1910.212 (a)(1) & (a)(3)(ii)]. Nonserious citation and penalties issued for no written hearing conservation program and failure to provide a maintenance area eyewash station [1910.95(c)(1) & 1910.151(c)]. Serious citations and penalties issued for not providing point of operation guarding, failure to guard projecting shaft ends, and failure to fully enclose chain and sprockets on packaging machinery [1910.212(a)(3)(ii), 1910.219(c)(4) & (f)(3)] and using extension cords in place of fixed wiring [1910.305(g)(1)(iii)]. Non-serious citation and penalty issued for not conducting periodic inspections of lockout/tagout procedures [1910.147(c)(6)(ii)]. Willful citations related to the fatality were issued for not certifying employees were trained in safety-related work practices nor were employees work practices inspected [1910.269(a)(2)] and for failure to maintain minimum approach distances from energized lines and failure to use proper insulated equipment [1910.269(r)(1)]. No citations issued.

0013 Serious Injury 303471510

03/29/00 Lakeville

Packaging Plant 2023 375 employees

Employee appeared to remove safety guard on machine to clean it and while cleaning machine right hand was caught and forced into machine resulting in severe injury to hand.

0014 Fatality 303472203

04/11/00 Golden Valley

Tree Trimmer

Tree Trimming 0783 500 employees

Employee was electrocuted while trimming trees.

0015 Serious Injury 303470066 0016 Serious Injury 126578715

04/10/00 Owatonna

Apprentice Electrician

Electrical Contractor 1731 47 employees Machine Manufacturer 3569

Employee received an electrical shock resulting in second and third degree burns to hands while working on live lighting circuits. Employee bending metal, left thumb crushed by press brake, broken bone and lacerations. 3

04/20/00 Montevideo

Fabrication Technician

Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to provide a lock-out/ tag-out program for press employees [1910.147(c)(4)(I)] and failure to

2000 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002)
Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business 35 employees 0017 Serious Injury 303476055 303476014 0018 Serious Injury 303473177 04/21/00 Blooming Prairie Extruder Operator Shop 3053 5 employees Machine was not locked out while employee was clearing the machine; another employee started the machine while it was being cleared, resulting in partial amputation of finger on left hand. Employee sustained a crushing injury to the right hand, thumb. Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

provide safety training for press brake employees [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. Failure-to-abate citation and penalty issued for not providing guarding for the gasket air cutter after a previous citation was issued [1910.212(a)(1)]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to protect controls from unintended operation, failure to require concurrent pressure from both controls, failure to mount controls at a safe distance and failure to prevent relocation of controls[1910.217(b)(7)(v) &(c)(3)(vii)]. Serious citations and penalties were also issued for not performing press inspections and for not maintaining trained personnel to inspect presses [1910.217(e)(1) & (e)(3)]. Willful citation and penalty issued for allowing non-designated personnel operate cranes [1910.179(b)(8)], repeat citation and penalty issued for failure to provide safety latches on hoist hooks [MN Rules 5205.1210], serious citations and penalties issued for failure to provi de a lock-out/tag-out program with specific procedures [1910.147(c)(1)] and failure to provide a safety program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8] and non-serious citation and penalty issued for failure to inspect cranes [1910.179(j)(2)]. No citations issued.

04/03/00 St Paul

Press Operator

Vending Machines 3581 680 employees

0019 Serious Injury 303473284

03/20/00 Columbia Heights

Weld Machine Operator

Pipe Manufacturer 3498 50 employees

Employee was attempting to move a crane load (3000-4000 lb.) of tubes from the upsetter rack area to the forklift. Employee was pinned against the forklift by the load resulting in pelvic and internal injuries.

0020 Fatality 303470546

05/03/00 St Martin

Owner/Pres

Construction 32 employees

Victim fell off roof while installing steel sheeting on a building addition, head trauma. 4

2000 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002)
Log # Type Insp. # 0021 Serious Injury 303474563 Date of Incident City 05/09/00 Farmington Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Warehouse 5039 15 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Laborer

Employee was struck by metal culvert falling off top of load, sustained foot injury and laceration above eye.

Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to establish safe procedures while loading culverts into truck [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2], failure to perform PPE hazard assessment [1910.132(d)(1&2)] and failure to provide training to forklift operators [1910.178(l)]. Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to train employees on scaffolding and fall protection [1926.451(b)(1), 452(w) & 454(b)]. Serious citation and penalty issued for not fully guarding the point of operation on drill/tapping machine [1910.212(a)(3)(ii)]. Willful citation and penalty issued, contributing to fatality, for failure to develop a housekeeping program to reduce fugitive grain dust [1910.272(j)(I)]. Serious citation and penalty issued, contributing to the fatality, for failure to effectively develop and communicate operational procedures [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citations and penalties issued, contributing to the fatality, for failure to provide an operable horn [1926.602(a)(9)(I)] and failure to provide training regarding safe work practices with earth-moving equip. [MN Rules 5207.1000 subp. 2]. Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to train on safe procedures related to concrete form panels and for not having plans/drawings for assembly purposes [1926.21(b)(2) &

0022 Serious Injury 303474746 0023 Serious Injury 303299259 0024 Fatality Serious Injury 303473615

05/10/00 Elk River 04/28/00 LeSueur

Electrician

Construction 1731 20 employees Foundry 3365 705 employees Processing Plant 2048 150 employees

Employee working on mobile scaffold fell 11 feet into hole, shattered vertebrae. Employee was taking a part out of the machine and it cycled on its own, removing part of employee’s finger on left hand. Grain dust explosion resulted after a fire in dryer, employees received flash burns, 1 serious, 1 minor and two treated at the scene.

Reamer Machine Operator Plant Operator

05/15/00 Rosemount

0025 Fatality 303474753

05/16/00 Maple Lake

Equipment Operator

Asphalt Surfacing 1611 95 employees

Employee making adjustments to equipment was crushed between roller compactor and spreader when the roller’s brakes failed to stop in time.

0026 Serious Injury 303473946

05/19/00 Edina

Iron Worker

Construction 1542 100 employees

Employee was hit on the head by “tray” while building wall of parking ramp.

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Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

1926.703(a)(2)]. 0027 Serious Injury 303474696 0028 Serious Injury 303475313 05/06/00 Maple Grove Machine Operator Manufacturer 3444 90 employees Manufacturer 3469 2 employees Machine malfunctioned allowing press brake to continue to cycle after employee removed foot from pedal, four fingers removed on right hand. Mechanical power press operator was using wristlets improperly resulting in partial amputation of two fingers on one hand and partial amputation of a finger on the other hand. Press operator changing punches on forge press, another employee cycled the press while attempting to assist, amputation of three fingers. Forklift moving break released, crushing and pinning employee between trailer and forklift. Employee sustained broken ribs, sternum and collar bone and a punctured lung. Crew putting up pre-cast cement wall, wind gust came up pushing the wall which struck employee, pinning foot against dirt under the floor slab, broken toe. Pinned between motor grader blade and belly dump truck. Serious citation and penalty issued for not adequately training nor supervising employee setting up press [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to perform power press inspection and for not supervising employees to ensure adequate use of pull-out devices [1910.217(e)(1)(ii) & (f)(2)]. No citations issued.

05/26/00 Minneapolis

Machine Operator

0029 Serious Injury 303477681 0030 Serious Injury 303474050

06/19/00 Forest Lake

Press Operator

Horseshoe Manufacturer 3462 50 employees Warehouse 1741 60 employees

06/13/00 Elk River

Warehouse

No citations issued.

0031 Serious Injury 303475552 0032 Fatality 303476212 0033 Serious Injury

06/20/00 Elk River

Carpenter

Foundation Contractor 1791 150 employees Construction 1611 215 employees Roofing 1761

No citations issued.

06/26/00 Sauk Centre

Backhoe Service Owner

Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to conduct a joint contractor -employee site safety awareness meeting when mobile earth-moving equipment is used [MN Rules 5207.1000 subp.6]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to provide fall protection system [1926.501(b)(10)

06/29/00 Waconia

Apprentice Roofer

Employee insulating roof fell about 23 feet through a roof opening resulting in skull 6

2000 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002)
Log # Type Insp. # 303477988 Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business 27 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

fractures, concussion, and compressed vertebrae.

&(b)(4)(I)], failure to train employees on fall hazards and protection systems [1926.503(a)(1)&(2)] and for not providing ladders or stairways with proper guardrails [1926.1051(a), 1926.1052(c)(12)]. Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to inspect and maintain an aerial ladder used to elevate personnel [1910.67(b)(1)].

0034 Serious Injury 303478184

07/12/00 Golden Valley

Laborer

Advertising Signs 1799 8 employees

Employee working from aerial ladder fell when wire cable broke and lift device collapsed resulting in bruised ribs, sprained ankle and multiple lacerations. Amputation of right index finger up to first joint.

0035 Serious Injury 303881924

07/20/00 Buffalo

Press Operator

Metal Stamping 3469 30 employees

Serious citation issued for not implementing an AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. Serious citations and penalties issued for not implementing a lockout/tagout program [1910.147(c)(1)], failure to provide press point of operation guarding and to ensure maintenance personnel competence and operator training [1910.217(c)(1)(I), (e)(3) & (f)(2)]. Serious citations and penalties issued for improper scaffold planking and an inadequate foundation [1910.28(a)(9) & (d)(4)] and for not implementing a confined space training program for employees cleaning tanks [1910.146(c)(4)]. No citations issued.

0036 Serious Injury 303881676

08/01/00 Renville

Cleaning Crew Subcontractor

Sugar Beet Plant 0723 285 employees

Cleaning condensers/evaporator using plant water 16 people came down with respiratory symptoms.

0037 Serious Injury 303881155

07/25/00 Duluth

Drywall Finisher

Painting and Decorating 1799 20 employees Painting Company 1721

Employee fell off of ladder through guard railing, 18 feet to the ground.

0038 Fatality

08/12/00 Rosemount

Painter

Employee was found in a hoist pinned by the neck between an I-beam and the hoist. 7

Serious citation and penalty issued, contributing to the death, for failure to use head protection when conducting work with overhead hazards

2000 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002)
Log # Type Insp. # 303881262 Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business 30 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

when conducting work with overhead hazards [1926.100(a) & 1926.28(a)] Employees injured from fall when roof truss collapsed. Serious citations and penalties issued for violation of the general duty clause, failure to develop an employee AWAIR program & failure to provide fall protection training [MN Stat. § 182.653 Subd. 2, MN Stat. § 182.653 Subd. 8 & 1926.503(a)(1)]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to work within a protective system, [1926.652 (a)(1)], failure to protect underground installations, failure to provide adequate means of egress, failure to keep spoil piles back from excavation edge and for not conducting adequate trench inspections [1926.651(b)(4), (c)(2), (j)(2) & (k)(1)] and for not providing employees skills to recognize trench hazards [1926.21(b)(2)]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to provide guarding for moving machine parts and failure to provide point of operation guarding on cut-off saw [1910.212(a)(1) & (a)(3)(ii)] and for inadequate alterations to the cut-off saw foot pedal [MN Rule 5205.0710]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to conduct personal protective equipment hazard assessment [1910.132(a)] and failure to provide employees training on cutting operations and venting of containers prior to cutting

0039 Serious Injury 303882716 303882724

08/15/00 Maple Grove

Roofer

Construction 1542 10 employees

0040 Serious Injury 303884076

08/23/00 Dayton

Foreman

Construction 1794 35 employees

20 ft trench - employee struck by falling excavated material and pushed into side of trench box.

0041 Serious Injury 303883219

08/22/00 Bayport

Operator

Window Manufacturing 2431 6000 employees

Employee had four fingers amputated.

0042 Serious Injury 303476063

08/24/00 Lake Benton

Grain Handling 5153 1200 employees

Two employees were severely burned when an explosion occurred while testing an air conditioner for leaks.

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Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

[1910.252(a)(2)(xiii)(C) & (a)(3)(ii)]. 0043 Fatality 303883292 0044 Fatality 303476071 0045 Serious Injury 303884282 08/24/00 St. Francis Co-owner Gravel Hauling 4212 2 employees Pork Processing 2013 530 employees Stampings 3469 10 employees Driver attempting to dig out hitch under semi-trailer was crushed when the trailer supports collapsed. Employee crawled underneath machine to fix equipment malfunction and was pulled into and wrapped around tumbler shaft. Employee amputated right hand in punch press. No citations issued.

08/30/00 Albert Lea

Laborer

No citations issued.

08/04/00 Bloomington

Set-up operator

Serious citation issued for not implementing an AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. Serious citations and penalties issued for not developing a lockout/tagout program with procedures [1910.147(c)(1)&(4)], failure to use die blocks during press repairs [1910.217 (d)(9)(iv)], failure to use point of operation protection [1910.217(b)(7)(iv) & (c)(1)(I)], failure to use proper hand tools [1910.217 (d)(1)(ii) & (e)(1)(I)], failure to develop inspection program, inadequate operator training & failure to establish die setting procedures [1910.217 (e)(1)(I), (f)(2) & (d)(9)(I)]. Seven serious citations and fatality penalties issued for not evaluating confined spaces, nor implementing a written permit space program, no employee confined space training, and for not preparing a permit prior to entry [1910.146 (c)(1)&(4), (d)(8) & (e)(1)], welders were not trained in safe hot work practices, welding was not prohibited until tanks were completely cleaned and any voids in trucks were vented

0046 Fatality 303884340

09/13/00 Inver Grove Heights

Welder

Trailer Sales 9999 28 employees

Employee was welding inside of tank when vapors were ignited and explosion occurred forcing employee into tank wall.

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2000 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002)
Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

[1910.252(a)(2)(xiii)(B) and (a)(3)(I) & (ii)]. 0047 Serious Injury 303881338 09/14/00 Alexandria Painter Furniture Company 1742 4 employees Gas Powered Scissors lift tipped over, two employees injured. One employee with head injuries, other employee with broken leg. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to have qualified persons conduct scissor lift inspections and for not training employees to recognize scissor lift erection hazards [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2 & 1926.21(b)(2)]. Willful citation and penalty issued for failure to instruct employees on hazardous substance handling and the explosive properties of flammable liquids, in addition to allowing employees to burn hazardous waste [MN Rules 5206.0700 subp.1 & 2]. No citations issued.

0048 Serious Injury 303883557

09/11/00 Spring Valley

Auto Body Repair

Auto Body Shop 5521 4 employees

Employees were knowingly burning garbage containing paint cans, thinner, aerosol cans and car batteries in a homemade incinerator in the yard, when there was an explosion, causing burns to two employees. Employee’s fingers were crushed in a forming die when machine cycled.

0049 Serious Injury 303881346 0050 Serious Injury 303888655 0051 Serious Injury 303885362

08/19/00 Montevideo

Machine Operator

Food Processing 2015 280 employees Prestress Cable 3272 18 employees Food Processing Plant 2075 142 employees

09/19/00 Maple Grove

Laborer

Employee was hit by a piece of stressing ram in the head, shattering his hardhat.

No citations issued.

09/16/00 Alexandria

Night Foreman

Equipment door latch malfunctioned, spilling water at 180 degrees onto two employees, 2nd degree burns over 50% of one employee’s body and second degree burns to other employee’s legs.

Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to provide adequate latch mechanism on equipment door [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2], no confined space or lockout/tagout training for temporary employees [1910.146(g)(1) & 1910.147(c)(7)(i)]. Serious citation and penalty issued for not implementing specific lockout procedures of moving components during maintenance activities

0052 Serious Injury

09/18/00 Deer River

Stacker Operator

Timber 2421

Employee hand caught in planer, amputation of three fingers on left hand.

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2000 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002)
Log # Type Insp. # 303478598 Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business 56 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

moving components during maintenance activities [1910.147(c)(4)(ii)]. Employee attempting to clean equipment with exposed in-running nip point, left hand pulled into machine, amputation of hand and partial forearm. Willful citation and penalty issued for failure to implement means for isolating equipment power and proper lockout procedures for extruder cleaning [1910.147(d)(1)&(2)]. Serious citation and penalty issued for no extruder rollers’ point of operation guarding [1910.212(a)(3)(ii)]. Serious citation issued for not developing an AWAIR safety program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. Serious citation and penalty issued for not reevaluating confined space hazards (furnace) after modifications of furnace operation occurred [1910.146(d)(2)]. Two willful citations and penalties (contributing to the death) were issued for not utilizing lockout/tagout procedures, employees were not trained in lockout procedures and also were not issued locks [1910.147(c)(4)(I), (5)(I) & (7)(I )] and for altering equipment (defeating safety controls) without manufacturer’s approval [MN Rules 5205.0710]. Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to develop specific procedures to ensure continuity of lockout/tagout protection with a change of employees [1910.147(f)(4)].

0053 Serious Injury 303885370

09/22/00 Young America

Sanitation Worker

Food Processing Plant 5142 189 employees

0054 Serious Injury 303885570 0055 Serious Injury 303885529

10/03/00 Red Wing

Truck Driver

Trucking 4213 3 employees Ash Disposal 4953 12 employees

Employee was unloading pipe at site when the pipe crushed the employee.

09/26/00 Deerwood

Ash Removal

Employee in ash burner vacuuming out ashes, was engulfed in hot ashes.

0056 Fatality 303885859

10/06/00 Fairmont

Clean up

Food Processing Plant 2038 265 employees

Employee pulled into mixer while cleaning.

0057 Serious Injury 303881353

10/11/00 Worthington

Sanitation Crew

Food Processing Plant 2011 1700 employees

Employee trapped in grinder machine, went in leg first, surgeons had to amputate on site.

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2000 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002)
Log # Type Insp. # 0058 Fatality 303886162 Date of Incident City 10/11/00 Minneapolis Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Roofing 1761 100 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Laborer

Employee fell 30-35 feet from a flat section of roof where work was supposedly completed, massive chest injury.

Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to develop an employee AWAIR program & for not providing fall protection training and maintaining certification of training [MN Stat. 182.653 Subd. 8 & 1926.503(a)(1) & (b)(1)]. Serious citations and penalties, contributing to the fatality, issued for failure to provide fall protection on a steep roof[1926.501(b)(11&13)] and for not training employees on fall hazards [1926.503(a)(1&2) & 1926.21(b)(2)]. No citations issued.

0059 Fatality 303886352

10/12/00 Lake Elmo

Roofer

Roofing 1761 6 employees

Employee fell 10-12 feet from one-story residential garage roof, head injury.

0060 Fatality 303886758 0061 Fatality 303885552

10/13/00 St Paul

Grounds Crew

Golf Course 7992 35 employees Electric Company 1731 170 employees

Employee fell 10 feet from roof to concrete and hit head.

10/18/00 Moorhead

Apprentice Electrician

Erecting a traffic signal pole, cable broke and pole fell on employee’s head.

Serious citation and fatality penalty issued for failure to keep employees clear of suspended loads [1926.550(a)(19)]. Additional serious citations issued for employee failure to wear head protection [1926.100(a)] failure to conduct hoisting equipment inspections and for not providing a safety latch on hoist hooks [1926.550(a)(6) & MN Rule 5205.1210], and for failure ensure employees use of high visibility garments [MN Rule 5207.0100]. Serious citations and penalties issued for not training employees on pole base removals and failure to follow the crane manufacturer’s specifications to avoid component failure [1926.21(b)(2) & 1926.550 (a)(1)].

0062 Serious Injury 303887459

10/30/00 St. Louis Park

Operator

Contractor 1799 15 employees

Crane snapped while removing light pole, operator tried to jump from crane and was pinned between the boom and control panel. Employee sustained fractured ribs, punctured lung and hernia.

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2000 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002)
Log # Type Insp. # 0063 Serious Injury 303883490 Date of Incident City 11/2/00 Bemidji Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Grain-wholesale 5153 3 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Laborer

Leg and hand caught in steel conveyor belt, leg amputated below knee and hand crushed.

Serious citations and penalties issued for not implementing an AWAIR safety program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], failure to develop a lockout/ tagout program for maintenance activities and failure to guard a conveyor system [1910.147 (c)(4)(i) & 1910.212(a)(1).] Serious citation and penalty issued for not supplying a guard to cover one side of the planer head [1910.213(n)(1)]. Serious citation and fatality penalty issued for failure to provide lockout/tagout procedures and employee retraining on procedures [1910.147 (c)(4)(i) & (c)(7)(iii)(A)]. Serious citations and penalties issued for not providing forklift truck operations retraining for reassignment and for not removing defective truck from service [1910.178(l)(4)(ii)(D&E) & (p)(1)]. Serious citation issued for failure to equip machine with adequate barrier guarding [1910.212(a)(1)]. Non-serious citation issued for failure to complete job safety analysis under AWAIR [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. Serious citations and penalties issued to the contractor for failure to require head protection [1926.100(a)], surface encumbrances were not removed, safe means of egress was not provided, and daily inspections were not conducted by a competent person [1926.651(a), (c)(2)& (k)(1)], and failure to provide an adequate protective system [1926.652(a)(1)]. Serious citations and

0064 Serious Injury 303888069 0065 Fatality 303886592

11/9/00 Littlefork

Operator

Sawmill 2499 12 employees Paper Company 2621 875 employees

Right hand caught in woodworking machine, amputation of hand above the wrist. Employee caught between machinery and lift truck, injuries to upper body, chest and head.

11/11/00 Grand Rapids

Utility Operator

0066 Serious Injury 303888986 303890057

11/16/00 Apple Valley

Laborers

Plumbing Contractor 1711 80 employees

Trench cave-in, two employees in trench were buried up to the head.

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2000 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002)
Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

penalties issued to general contractor for failure to conduct jobsite inspections and failure to provide an adequate protective system [1926.20(b)(1)&(2) & 1926.652(a)(1)]. 0067 Fatality 303889349 12/1/00 New Hope Helper Printing Company 2671 108 employees Employee caught between rollers on an unknown machine. Serious citation and fatality penalty issued for failure to prevent employees from accessing press pinch point during operation [1910.212(a)(1)]. Serious citation and penalty, contributing to the death, issued for failure to provide fall protection to employee working on top of tanker truck [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to instruct employees on overhead load hazards and failure to keep employees clear of suspended loads [1926.21(b)(2) & 1926.550 (a)(19)]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to train employees on press brake maintenance (restraint adjustments), failure to develop an employee AWAIR program, for not developing a lockout/tagout program & failure to provide point of operation guarding on press brakes [MN Stat. 182.653 Subd. 2, MN Stat. 182.653 Subd. 8, 1910.147(c)(1)(I) & 1910.212 (a)(3)(ii)]. Serious citation and fatality penalty issued for failure to provide adequate fall protection for exposed areas of scaffolding [1926.451(g)(1)]. Serious citations and penalty issued for not

0068 Fatality 303889455

11/20/00 Burnsville

Truck Driver

Transport Company 4213 55 employees Erecting Company 1791 30 employees

Employee was on top of tank trying to loosen hose fitting, lost balance fell 15-20 feet.

0069 Serious Injury 303889083

12/4/00 St Cloud

Laborers

Two employees on 2nd and 3rd floor were injured when some rebar cage twisted on a crane, side swiping one employee and falling on the other employee. No safety guards on the presses. One came down, then back up, caught employee’s jaw and ripped part of it off.

0070 Serious Injury 303885909

12/14/00 Mankato

Fabrication Worker

Metal products 3499 40 employees

0071 Fatality 303888366

12/27/00 Brainerd

Mason Brick Worker

Construction 1522 13 employees

Employee fell off scaffold hit head on cement.

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2000 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002)
Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

providing adequate scaffold training and failure to implement AWAIR program [1926.454(b) & MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. 0072 Fatality 304190929 12/07/00 St Paul Store Clerk Convenience Store 5411 2 employees Robbery at store, clerk was shot in the head. Serious citation issued for failure to implement AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8].

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