2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp.

# 1001 Fatality 303885917 Date of Incident City 01/05/01 Rushford Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Co-operative 5153 30 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Nutritionist

Employee found face down in an above ground bunker due to a 9 foot high chunk of frozen haylage which fell and landed on top of employee causing trauma to the neck, head and chest. Employee fell 17' 4' from building.

1003 Fatality 304189871 304189723 1004 Serious Injury 303886626 1005 Serious Injury 304189913

01/18/01 Eagan

Iron Worker

Construction 1791 25 employees Disposal 4953 19 employees Meat Locker 2011 6 employees

General Duty citation issued for failure to provide written safety procedures, training and tools for employees entering bunker systems for sampling purposes [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2] and a serious citation issued for a deficient AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. No citations issued.

01/02/01 Proctor

Maintenance

12/29/00 Swanville

Meat Cutter

1006 Serious Injury 303885396 1007 Serious Injury 303889174 1008 Serious Injury 304190101 1009 Serious Injury 303890289 1010 Serious Injury 304190689

12/28/00 Willmar 01/04/01 Howard Lake 01/25/01 Hugo

Public Works Maintenance Special Parts Detailer Machine Operator

City Public Works 9111 111 employees Wood Cabinets 2434 400 employees Wire Products 3496 60 employees Wire Products 3496 270 employees Sheet Metal 3444 156 employees

01/25/01 Winona

Maintenance

01/25/01 St. Paul

Laser Operator

Employee was replacing pins on packer cylinder when crusher panel came down on him resulting in multiple trauma to the pelvic region. Employee cut off right thumb at the knuckle on a meat band saw, when the bone connected with blade, swung the meat around, pulling employee’s hand into blade. Employee crushed left forearm in pay loader bucket resulting in severe bruising and a fractured bone. Employee amputated middle finger of left hand when cutting a piece of material on a table saw. Crimper machine cycled while employee was clearing jammed wires and caused partial amputation to index finger on left hand. Employee tried to block a piece of equipment being raised with a forklift and equipment dropped, pinning employee’s arm and shoulder. Employee was changing the hydraulic fluid on the scissor table, removed a hydraulic pump hose and the table fell on his left hand, resulting in crushing injuries above the wrist and tendon and nerve damage.

Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to establish a lockout/tagout program including hydraulic units on equipment [1910.147(c)(1)]. Serious citation issued for failure to implement an AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8.]. Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to equip employee with pusher plate [1910.212(a)(3)(ii)]. Serious citation and penalty issued for allowing employee to ride in the bucket of a motorized vehicle [MN Rules 5205.0750 subp. 3A]. No citations issued.

Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to provide point of operation guarding on crimper machine [1910.212(a)(3)(ii)]. Serious citation and penalty issued for not providing adequate training on the procedures to safely rig and transport heavy machinery [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to establish a lockout/tagout program with employee training and periodic inspections [1910.147(c)(1)]. Serious citation issued for failure to fully implement hazard analyses and accident investigation [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8.].

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1011 Serious Injury 304189558 Date of Incident City 01/05/01 Duluth Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Die-Cut Paper 2675 110 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Machine Operator

Employee stuck hand into moving machinery and blade came down on finger, amputated first joint middle finger.

1012 Serious Injury 304189947

01/05/01 Buckman

Feed Mill Operator

Feed Mill 2048 38 employees

Employee’s left foot got caught in grain auger, amputation of left foot above the ankle.

1014 Serious Injury 304191737 1015 Serious Injury 304193147

01/03/01 Plymouth 01/17/01 Minneapolis

Day Labor

Mixer

Metal Products 3444 12 employees Manufacturing 2891 13 employees

Employee had three fingers amputated.

1016 Serious Injury 304191851

01/29/01 Plymouth

Machine Operator

Plastics 3089 52 employees

Employee was in the process of mixing batch of sealant in churn mixer; adding raw materials when static ignited solvent st nd vapors in churn. 1 and possibly 2 degree burns to facial area and both mid to upper arms. Employee’s left hand resting on machine platform - employee stepped down to grab a part and the press cycled.

Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to implement lockout/tagout procedures with employee training and for not providing hand tools to assist in clearing shear jams [1910.147(c)(1) & 1910.212(a)(3)(iii)]. Serious citations and penalties issued for not training grain handling facility employees on lockout/tagout procedures, failure to keep receiving pit feed openings covered and failure to implement a lock and tag procedure to prevent unintended energizing of equipment [1910.272(e)(1)(ii), (k) & (m)(4)]. Repeat citation and penalty issued for failure to provide point of operation guarding on press brake [1910.212(a)(3)(ii)]. Serious citation and penalty issued for not taking precautions against igniting flammable vapors with static electricity and not providing electrical equipment approved for hazardous locations [1910.106(e)(1)]. Serious citations and penalties issued for not establishing a lockout/tagout program, ensuring inspection of the program and providing employee training on procedures [1910.147(c)(1), (c)(6)(i) & (c)(7)(i)]. Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to provide properly operating two-hand controls [1910.212(a)(3) (ii)]. Serious citation issued for failure to implement an AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to provide point of operation guard on shop-built bag air-remover machine and to provide power cut-off for the machine operator [1910.212(a)(3)(i) & MN Rules 5205.0865].

1017 Serious Injury 304191919

01/25/01 Maple Plain

Operator

Dry Concrete 3272 15 employees

Employee reached into the bag former on the 10#KS Line to lift the bag into position and former pinched the finger. Tip of middle finger on the right hand was cut off.

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1018 Serious Injury 303886642 Date of Incident City 03/12/01 Grand Rapids Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Manufacturer 2621 875 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Millwright

Employee pushed into support by Cushman.

1019 Fatality 304192552 1020 Fatality 303890347 1021 Fatality 304193543 304194657

04/06/01 Grand Rapids 04/10/01 La Crescent 04/06/01 Shakopee

Instructor

Bus Driver

Laborer

High School 8211 140 employees Bus Company 4131 90 employees Construction 1799 5 employees

Student parking a skidder pinned the instructor between the blade of the skidder and a table, internal injuries. Employee backing up bus in yard, struck and ran another employee over who was walking behind bus. Employee struck head on pavement after falling off back of pick-up truck.

Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to implement an inspection program, provide cart maintenance, and removal of unsafe Cushmans in the facility [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to implement specific energy control procedures and provide employee training as well as failure to prohibit equipment modification without manufacturer approval [1910.147(c)(4)(ii), (c)(7)(i) & MN Rules 5205. 0710]. No citations issued.

No citations issued.

1022 Serious Injury 304189996 304189988

04/06/01 Madelia

Laborer

Power Plant 4911 38 employees

Employee was working on switch gear making connections - made contact; burns on hands and back.

1023 Fatality 304193949

04/17/01 Marshall

Construction Worker

Construction 1542 24 employees

Employee on scaffold, fell 45-50'-was working alone on one side of scaffold, not observed by co-workers.

Serious citation and penalty, contributing to the fatality, issued for failure to ensure safe work practices while exposed to fall hazards in a dump truck box [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citations and penalties issued for not ensuring head protection[1926.100(a) & .28(a)] and failure to train on and ensure use of high visibility garments [MN Rules 5207.1000 subp. 2 & 4]. Serious citations and penalties issued for failure to ensure use of suitable eye, face and clothing for flash protection as well as insulated tools [1926.95(a), 1926.102(a)(1)&1926.301(a)] and for not limiting employee exposure to energized parts by distance and testing [1926.950(c)(1)& 1926.954(a)]. Serious citation and penalty, contributing to the fatality, issued for failure to provide a guardrail system at working platform height and for not providing employees scaffold safety training [1926.451g(1) & 1926.454(a)].

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1024 Fatality 304196181 1025 Fatality 304195290 Date of Incident City 05/04/01 New Hope Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Vocation Rehabilitation 8331 300 employees Seedmill 5191 6 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Program Participant

Employee fell down stairs. Found at the bottom of a flight of stairs. Sustained head injuries. Employee crushed by two totes of soybean seed which fell from upper levels of storage (2,000 lbs. each).

No citations issued.

05/12/01 Herman

Grain Loader

1026 Fatality 304194608 1027 Serious Injury 304600265 1028 Fatality 304601214

05/17/01 Bingham Lake 04/24/01 Mission Township 06/08/01 Coon Rapids

Grain Loader

Spur Line 2869 36 employees Telephone Company 1731 28 employees Auto Body 7532 17 employees

Employee was caught between two railroad cars on company owned spur line, attempting to load grain to rail cars. Employee was raising low voltage wire when it came in contact with high voltage electric transmission line. Employee was climbing on a step ladder lost footing and fell hitting his head.

Lineman

Painter/ Estimator

1029 Serious Injury 304195464

06/25/01 Hutchinson

Pipe Layer

Excavation 1623 7 employees

Trench collapse, employee buried up to the shoulders and sustained a broken rib, lacerated liver & spleen and bruises from the shoulders to the hips.

1030 Serious Injury 304602832 1031 Serious Injury 304194392

06/26/01 Maple Grove

Hook-up Yard Person

Concrete Products 3272 350 employees Refrigeration 3632 12826 employees

Loading panels on flatbed, hoisting hook caught panel “A” frame on the trailer toppling panel(s) onto employee. Unsecured load of compressors fell off a moving forklift onto employee.

06/26/01 St. Cloud

Assembler

Serious citation and penalty, contributing to the fatality, issued for failure to store tote pallets in a manner which prevented collapse [1910.176(b)]. Non-serious citation issued for failure to implement an AWAIR safety program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. Serious citation and penalty, contributing to fatality, issued for failure to provide safe procedures and training for loading and unloading rail cars [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd.2]. Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to ensure employees follow the proper working distance while in the vicinity of energized power lines [1910.268(b)(7)]. Serious citations and penalties, contributing to the fatality, issued for failure to equip ladder with nonslip feet and ladders were not maintained in good condition or removed from service [1910.26(a)(3)(vii), (c)(2)(iv) & (vii)]. Serious citation issued for not providing an AWAIR safety program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. Serious citations and penalties issued for inadequate trench sloping, no competent person excavation inspection, failure to instruct employees on trench safety & failure to keep spoil pile back from the trench edge [1926.652(a)(1), 1926.651(k)(1), 1926.21 (b)(2) &1926.651(j)(2)]. General Duty citation issued for failure to provide and enforce safe operating procedures and to determine when deteriorated equipment is unsafe to use [MN Stat. §182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citation and penalty issued for not safely arranging loads on pallets [1910.178(o)(1)].

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1032 Fatality 304603103 304603111 1033 Serious Injury 304602287 Date of Incident City 07/02/01 St. Louis Park Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Framing Contractor 1751 20 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

General Laborer

Employee was on stepladder setting truss, placed foot on a wall which failed and employee fell 6' onto a stairwell and down the stairs. Employee attempted to clear a jam when the machine unexpectedly started up after being shut off.

07/02/01 Owatonna

Machine Operator

Canning Company 2032 2500 employees

1034 Fatality 304602295

07/10/01 St. Peter

Sheet Metal Worker

Roofing Company 1761 35 employees

Employee was installing insulation on roof, backed up and fell 18' onto a concrete deck.

1035 Fatality 304601818 304601800 304601792 1036 Serious Injury 304602659 1037 Fatality 304601446 1039 Fatality 304604010 304604002 1040 Fatality 304602691 304602683

07/10/01 Northfield

Plumber

Plumbing/Heating Company 1711 1 employee Manufacturing 2096 225 employees Dairy 2022 158 employees Grain Warehouse 7389 9 employees

Trench cave-in.

Serious citations and penalties, contributing to the fatality, issued for failure to provide fall protection during residential construction [1926.501(b)(13) & (15)] and failure to provide employee training program on fall hazards [1926.503(a)(1) & (2)]. Willful citation and penalty issued for failure to develop lockout/tagout procedures, failure to provide locks, and not ensuring employee training on energy control procedures [1910.147(c)(4)(i), (c)(5)(i) & (c)(7)(i)]. Serious citations and penalties, contributing to the fatality, issued for failure to provide fall protection on low-slope roofs and not providing a continual safety monitor [1926.501(b)(10) & 1926.502(h)(1)(iii)&(v)]. Serious citations and penalties issued to the general and trenching contractors for inadequate protection from cave-ins [1926.652(a)(1)].

07/01/01 Perham

Sanitation crew

Employee got foot caught in an auger, amputation right leg below the knee.

Serious citation and penalty issued for not providing machine guarding over screw auger [1910.212(a)(1)]. No citations issued.

07/20/01 Melrose

Maintenance Technician

Employee received electrical shock while performing repairs on a fluorescent light fixture. Employee in grain bin holding grain vacuum standing on floor of bin found face down under 3 feet of grain.

07/19/01 Detroit Lakes

General Laborer

07/23/01 Deerwood

Truck Driver

Trucking 4212 25 employees

Bundle of material toppled over trailerlanding on employee.

Serious citations and penalties issued as contributing to the fatality for failure to ensure the use of a body harness with lifeline and continual observation for employee vacuuming in grain bin [1910.272(g)(2) & (3)]. General Duty citation issued for failure to assure that drivers are not allowed in hazardous areas while trucks are being loaded [MN Stat. §182.653 subd. 2].

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1041 Fatality 304604531 304604549 1042 Serious Injury 304604663 Date of Incident City 07/24/01 Shoreview Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Painting 1721 2 employees Screw Machine Manufacturing 3451 15 employees Ready-Mixed Concrete 3273 59 employees Tank removal 1794 3 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Tower Painter

Employee was found dangling 600-700 feet above ground; crushed.

No citations issued.

07/17/01 Brooklyn Park

Machine Operator

Employee crushed right thumb on a mechanical power press, a “triple cycled” Havir 15 ton full revolution press.

1045 Fatality 304194418 1046 Serious Injury 304604739

07/30/01 Monticello

Mechanic

Employee pinned and crushed underneath cement truck.

07/30/01 Ramsey

Owner and Laborer

Two workers injured (burned) from explosion while removing an abandoned underground gas tank.

Repeat citation and penalty issued for failure to ensure the use of point of operation guarding on power press [1910.217(c)(1)(i)]. Serious citation and penalty issued for not providing training for power press operators [1910.217(f)(2)]. Serious citation and penalty, contributing to the fatality, issued for failure to block or crib heavy equipment while being serviced [MN Rules 5205.0670]. Serious citations issued for failure to identify all conditions that may cause death or serious harm [1926.65(c)(3)], failure to properly conduct air monitoring during initial entry [1926.65(c)(6)(ii)], failure to establish the risks of identified hazards [1926.65(c)(7)], failure to include monitoring in the site safety and health plan [1926.65(b)(4)(ii)(E)], and failure to conduct periodic monitoring [1926.65(h)(3)(iii)].

1047 Fatality 304604804

08/1/01 Mankato

Football Player

Professional Sports Team 7941 500 employees

Employee suffered heat related illness during practice with body temp of 108 degrees Fahrenheit.

No citations issued.

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1048 Serious Injury 304605355 Date of Incident City 08/07/01 St. Paul Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Brewing Company 2082 220 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Various

Ammonia leak in brewery plant, caused by malfunctioning compressor. Employees treated and released.

1049 Serious Injury 304608631 304608623

08/14/01 Plymouth

Roofer

Roofing Company 1761 20 employees

Employee fell 35 feet from a flat roof suffering wrist and pelvis fractures.

Serious citations issued for failure to review emergency action plan with employees [1910.38(a)(5)(iii)], deficient process safety information [1910.119(d)(3)(i)], deficient process hazard analysis [1910.119(e)(3)(i)], deficient operating procedures [1910.119(f)(1)], no process safety management training [11910.119(g)(1)(i)], incomplete emergency response plan [1910.120(q)(1)], no emergency response training [1910.120.(q)(6)], no medical evaluation for respiratory protection [1910.134(e)(1)], no fit testing of respirators [1910.134(f)(2)], no monthly inspection of respirators for emergency response [1910.134(h)(3)(i)(B)], no respiratory protection training [1910.134(k)(3)], and no Employee RightTo-Know training on ammonia [MN Rules 5206.0700 subp. 1 & 2]. Citations issued to both the employer and the general contractor for failure to provide protection from falls of 6 feet or greater from a flat roof [1926.501(b)(1) and (10)], and for lack of guardrails erected on the roof edge where materials and equipment are stored within 6 feet of the edge[1926.501(j)(7)(i)]. The employer was also issued a citation for failure to provide fall protection in a hoist area [1926.501(b)(3)].

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1050 Serious Injury 304607526 304607534 304607559 Date of Incident City 8/17/01 Golden Valley Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business General Contractor 1542 150 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Carpenters

New construction: Partial building collapse with employees inside.

Serious citations issued to general contractor and subcontractors for failure to train employees on hazard recognition and control [1926.21(b)(2)], incomplete planking or decking of a scaffold [1926.451(b)(1)], fall protection on a scaffold [1926.451(g)(4)], inspection of scaffolding [1926.451(f)(3)], competent person supervision of scaffolding [1926.451(f)(7)], scaffold bracing [1926.452(w)(1)], securing of scaffold caster stems and wheel stems [1926.452(w)(9)], fall protection training [1926.503(a)(1) and (2)], and barricading of the crane swing area [1926.550(a)(9)]. One subcontractor was also cited for no AWAIR program [MN Stat. 182.653 subd. 8]. Serious citation and penalty issued for a hand-fed ripsaw, which lacked proper guarding, a spreader and nonkickback fingers [1910.213(c)(1)-(3)]. The employer was also issued nonserious citations and penalty for a written Employee Right-To-Know program [MN Rules 5206.0700 subp. (1)(B)] and frequency of Employee Right-To-Know training [MN Rules 5206.0700 subp. (1)(G)]. Serious citation issued for failure to implement AWAIR program [MN Stat. 182.653 subd. 8].

1051 Serious Injury 304609464

09/01/01 Minneapolis

Woodworker

Woodworking 5712 2 employees

Employee hand caught in table saw, amputation left index, middle and ring finger, severe injury to thumb and pinky.

1052 Serious Injury 304608847 1053 Serious Injury 304798788

09/11/01 North Mankato 09/08/01 Byron

Lead Warehouse Worker Machine Operator

Warehouse for retail chain 4225 49 employees Commercial Lithographic Printing 2752 321 employees

Employee fell while at work. Serious head injuries.

Employee was cleaning scraps from a cutting machine when someone accidentally turned on the machine catching her hand/arm.

Serious citation and penalty issued for failure to develop written lockout/tagout procedures [1910.147(c)(4)(i)], not providing employees with locks or other hardware [1910.147(c)(5)(i)], and not training employees on lockout/tagout procedures [1910.147{c)(7)(i)].

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1054 Fatality 304799166 304799141 Date of Incident City 09/14/01 Burnsville Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Roofing Company 1761 40 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Roofer

Employee working on edge of roof. Fell 35 feet and landed on an iron I-beam.

1055 Serious Injury 304799224

09/17/01 New Ulm

Electrical Lineman

Electrical Utility 4911 160 employees

Employee reached up with wrench without rubber gloves to adjust a bolt; left hand contacted 13,200 volts.

1056 Fatality 304799232

09/20/01 Minneapolis

Laborer

Residential Construction 1522 6 employees

Employee was removing sprinkler and steam pipe and was knocked off of ladder by pipe. The pipe fell on top of him and crushed him.

Serious citation and penalty, contributing to a fatality, issued for failure to instruct employees on the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions [1926.21(b)(2)], failure to provide for frequent and regular safety inspections by a competent person [1926.20(b)(1)-(2)], failure to ensure that the safety monitor was competent to recognize fall hazards and warn employees [1926.502(h)(1)(i)-(ii)], no fall protection for employees working in a hoist area [1926.501(b)(3)], and failure to install guardrails where materials are stored within 6 feet of a roof edge [1926.502(j)(7)(i)-(ii)]. Serious citations were issued for failure to provide electrical insulation whenever a conductive object, i.e., a wrench, is used within minimum required distance of an energized part [1926.950(c)(1)]; and for failure to maintain minimum working clearance during live-line work [1926.950(c)(2)(i)]. Serious citations issued for no AWAIR program [MN Stats 182.653 subd. 8], failure to preplan and implement a safe work procedure for the removal of the boiler pipe [1926.21(b)(2)], no guard on a portable abrasive guard [1926.303(c)(3)], use of a defective ladder [1926.1053(a)(1)(ii) and (b)(16) and 1926.1060(a)(1)(iv)].

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1057 Fatality 304799950 Date of Incident City 09/24/01 Hackensack Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Residential Construction 1521 7 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Carpenter

Employee fell about 10 feet through a stairwell.

1058 Serious Injury 304799794

09/27/01 Minneapolis

Lead Person

Metal Shipping Container Manufacturing 3412 62 employees

Employee was burning 55 gallon plastic liners when one of the liners exploded engulfing the employee in flames.

1059 Serious Injury 304609993 304609985

10/02/01 Dexter

Laborer

Highway & Street Construction 1611 17 employees

Employee was hit by bucket of backhoe in trench and was not wearing high visibility personal protective equipment.

Serious citations and penalties for contributing to the fatality issued for storing construction materials within 6 feet of an unguarded floor opening [1926.250(b)(1)]; no fall protection for employees engaged in residential construction activities 6 feet or more above lower levels [1926.501(b)(13)], for employees working near floor holes [1926.501(b)(4)(i)], and around points of access [1926.502(b)(13)]; and failure to train employees on fall hazards and to maintain certification that such training took place [1926.503(a)(1)-(2) and 1926503(b)(1)]. Other citations included no AWAIR program [MN Stats 182.653 subd. 8], no fall protection for employees working near wall openings [1926.501(b)(14)], using a portable ladder that did not extend at least 3 feet above the upper landing surface [1926.1053(b)(1)], using a ladder for purposes other than for what it was designed [1926.1053(b)(4)], and failure to train employees using ladders and stairways [1926.1060(a)]. General Duty citation issued for failure to prevent the burner operator form being exposed to the direct discharge of flames, combustion gases and heat from the burner entrance. Serious citations with penalties issued for the use of improper extinguishing agent [1910.106(e)(5)(iii)], failure to assure that the operator wore proper fire resistant clothing [1910.132(a) and 1910.132(d)(1)-(2)], failure to provide eye protection [1910.132(d)(1)(2) and 1910.133(a)(1)], and a malfunctioning eyewash [1910.151(c)]. Serious citations issued for failure to require the use of head protection [1926.100(a) and .28(a)] and high visibility personal protective equipment [MN Rules 5207.1000 subp. 4].

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1060 Serious Injury 304800253 Date of Incident City 10/15/01 Burnsville Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Excavation Contractor 1794 300 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Laborer

Employee was in 30' hole directing backhoe to dump rock. Employee was squeezed/caught between backhoe bucket and trench box wall.

1061 Fatality 304606015 304606031 304606023

10/20/01 Luverne

Cable TV Serviceman

Cable TV Service 4841 1 employee

Employee was electrocuted while changing filters for premium channels. Line found to be 800V.

1063 Serious Injury 304799679

09/27/01 Remer

Laborer/ Helper

Planing Mill 2421 30 employees

Employee was trying to realign belt on machine and arm got caught. Amputation of right arm at the shoulder.

Serious citations issued for failure to require employees to stand away from any vehicle being loaded or unloaded to avoid being struck by any spillage or falling materials [1910.651(e) and 1926.21(b)(2)] and for failure to provide training in safe work procedures pertaining to mobile earthmoving equipment and in the recognition of unsafe or hazardous conditions [MN Rules 5207.1000 subp. 2(A)-(C)]. Serious citations issued for failure to provide training in precautions and safe work practices (1910.268(c)), failure to ensure no employee ensure no employee takes a conductive object near electrically energized power lines (1910.268(b)(7)),failure to use signs and/or flagsto protect from vehicular traffic (1910.268(d)(1)), failure to provide and ensure use of pprotective equipment (1990.268(e), 1910.268(i)(1) and 1990.268(f)(1), failure to ensure ladder is in good condition and properly secured (1910.269(h)(1), failure to consider electrical power conductors and equipment as energized (1910.268(m)(1) and 1910.268(m)(3)(i). Serious citation issued for failure to guard the nip point area where the conveyor belt ran onto the conveyor pulley [1910.212(a)(1)]. Citations issued that were not directly related to the accident included an unguarded v-belt and pulley drive on the conveyor [1910.219(d)(1) & (e)(1)(i)], unguarded spocket wheels on a saw unit [1910.219(f)(3)], and General Duty for failure to assure that drivers are not allowed in hazardous areas while trucks are being loaded [MN Stats 182.653 subd. 2].

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1064 Fatality 304801350 Date of Incident City 10/30/01 Edina Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Waste Management 4212 90 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Waste Hauler

Employee caught in truck trash compactor.

1065 Fatality 304608946 1066 Serious Injury 304801806

10/30/01 Pipestone

Equipment Operator

11/01/01 St Paul

Laborer

Construction Sand and Gravel 1442 12 employees Masonry Construction 1741

Employee fell hitting back of head, causing severe head injuries.

General duty citation issued for a defective control lever that allowed the hopper cover to close without the victim operating it. A serious citation with a penalty for contributing to the fatality was also issued for failure of the lockout device to hold the energy isolating device in a “safe” or “off” position [1910.147(d)(4)(ii)]. No citations issued.

Employee fell from scaffold and broke bones, multiple fractures, head and neck injuries possible.

Serious citations issued for failure to have a competent person inspect the jobsite and evaluate the feasibility of fall protection during erection and dismantlement of scaffolding [1926.20(b)(2) and 1926.451(g)(1)(v)]. Serious citations issued to the excavator for placing excavated material too close to the edge of the excavation [1926.651(j)(2)], no regular inspections by a competent person [1926.651(k)(1)], and improperly sloping or shoring the excavation [1926.652(a)(1)]. A serious citation was issued to the employer failure to train the employee on the recognition and avoidance of trench safety hazards [1926.21(b)(2)].

1068 Serious Injury 304801012

11/15/01 Minnesota City

Plumber

Utility Contractor 1623 1 employee

Employee digging up a water line at a motel and collapsed on employee in trench.

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1069 Serious Injury 304606098 304606114 Date of Incident City 12/3/01 Luverne Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Electrical Contractor 1731 Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Electrician

Received burns from a 14.8 kV electrical line at an electrical utility substation.

1070 Serious Injury 304803679

12/12/01 Stillwater

Electrician

Electrical Contractor 1731

Received burns on his face, arms, and hands when sub feed box blew.

1071 Fatality 304803927 304803919 304803935

12/17/01 Minneapolis

Labor Foreman

Concrete Work 1771

Employee crushed by precast concrete panel that fell when welds failed.

1072 Fatality 304802671 1073 Fatality 304802978 304802960

12/13/01 Spicer

Secretary/ Treasurer

Sport and Marine Store 5551 Sanitary Landfill 4953

Employee fell from the 2 or 3 step of a 6ft fiberglass ladder and hit head on floor. Driver at landfill was pinned between truck and truck bed.

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Serious citations issued to the employer for permitting workers to de-energize lines and equipment that is not visibly locked out or opened without using proper procedures [1926.950(d)(1)]; not treating conductors and equipment as energized until tested and grounded [1926.954(a)]; not determining whether the substation’s equipment was de-energized [1926.957(a)(2)(i)]; not using protective equipment and precautions to protect the safety of personnel [1926.957(a)(2)(ii)]; and failing to train employees in hazard recognition and avoidance [1926.21(b)(2)]. Willful citations issued to the utility for the same violations of 1926.950(d)(1), 1926.954(a), and 1926.957(a)(2)(i) and (ii). Serious citations issued for permitting the employee to work in proximity to electric power circuits without deenergizing, grounding or effectively guarding the circuits [1926.416(a)(1)] and not using proper personal protective equipment [1926.95(a)]. No citations issued to the employer. Citations issued to the general contractor and another subcontractor for lack of frequent and regular safety inspections [1926.20(b)(1) and (2)] and failure to train employees in hazard recognition and avoidance [1926.21(b)(2)]. The subcontractor was also cited for failure to adequately support precast concrete panels until the permanent connections were completed [1926.704(a)]. Citation issued for no AWAIR program [MN Stat. 182.653 subd. 8].

12/27/01 Buffalo

Driver

No citations issued.

2001 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (as of October 1, 2002) Log # Type Insp. # 1074 Serious Injury 304803174 Date of Incident City 12/17/01 Chaska Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Pickle Factory 2035 Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Mechanic/ Maintenance Worker

Mechanic working on ribbon mixer, lost two fingers and crushed two fingers on a chain and sprocket.

Serious citation issued for deficiencies in the lockout/tagout training program [1910.147(c)(7)(i)].