2002 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated 8/03) Log # Type Insp.

# Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Concrete Work 1771 35 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

2001 Serious Injury 304803232 304803190 304803208

01/10/02 Mantorville

Construction

Employee was on the deck of a residential home construction site pouring cement, when the floor collapsed, causing the employee to fall.

2002 Serious Injury 304802986

12/11/01 Chanhassen

Press Operator

Electronic Components Manufacturer 3679 180 employees Electronic Components Manufacturer 3812 215 employees

Employee neglected to shut off power switch while positioning terminal on the crimping anvil and received a crushing injury and laceration to the finger. Employee was burned on her face, neck, and arms when a fireball came out of a lapping machine after she had turned it off and back on again. Employee received 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns. Employee fell 4-5 feet off a ladder, resulting in paralysis, fractured ribs, and a punctured lung. Amputation of the employee’s left hand in a 200-ton mechanical power press.

No citations issued to the employer. Serious citation issued to the general contractor for inadequate support of formwork [1926.703(a)(1)]. Additional citations issued to both the general contractor and a second subcontractor for written AWAIR [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8] and Employee Right-ToKnow [MN Rules 5206.0700 subp. 1(B)] programs. Serious citations issued for inadequate point of operation guarding on a mechanical power press [1910.217(c)(1)(i)] and failure to conduct periodic and regular inspections on mechanical power presses [1910.217(e)(1)(i)]. Serious citations issued for improper compressed air pressure [1910.242(b)], failure to keep equipment in safe operating condition [1910.242(a)], AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], and failure to provide RightTo-Know training [MN Rules 5206.0700 subp.1(G)]. No employer/employee relationship existed. No citations issued. Serious citation issued for point of operation guards or devices [1910.217(c)(1)(i)].

2003 Serious Injury 304802762

01/25/02 Montevideo

Lapper

2004 Serious Injury 304804230 2005 Serious Injury 304804180

01/15/02 Nisswa 12/03/01 Detroit Lakes

Contractor

Power Press Operator

Siding Contractor 1761 0 employees Metal Stampings Manufacturer 3469 282 employees

2002 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated 8/03) Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Tool and Die Manufacturer 3999 6 employees Insulation Contractor 1531 60 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

2006 Fatality 304802994 2007 Fatality 304808074 304808025 304808066 305286429 2008 Serious Injury 304807852

02/01/02 Avon

Owner of Company

Employee was working on a v-turn machine and got caught in moving parts. Employee fell 80’ from an aerial bucket that tipped.

Serious citation issued for lack of machine guarding [1910.0212(a)(1)].

02/26/02 Minneapolis

PreApprentice Mechanical Insulation Installer

Serious citations issued for failure to use safety harness and lanyard [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2] and inadequate safety instruction in fall hazards [1926.21(b)(2)].

02/28/02 Lakeville

Press Operator

Metal Stampings Manufacturer 3469 59 employees

Employee lost left hand while reaching in to remove stuck part.

2009 Serious Injury 304808215 2010 Serious Injury 304803653

02/28/02 St Paul

Forklift Operator

03/04/02 Faribault

Laborer

Toiletries Manufacturer 2844 250 employees Poultry Processing 2015 560 employees

Employee was operating a standup forklift and foot got caught between lift and concrete ledge. Employee fell 10-15’ while unloading live turkeys – platform had no railing, no fall protection.

Repeat citations issued for lack of proper point of operation guards [1910.217(c)(1)(i) and 1910.217(c)(2)(i)(a-b)]. Serious citations issued for improper adjustment of barrier guards [1910.217(c)(2)(vi)], failure to use hand tools to free or remove work pieces from the die [1910.217(d)(1)(ii), lack of periodic inspections and training for maintenance and modification of power presses [1910.217(e)(1)(i), 1910.217(e)(3) and 1910.217(f)(2)]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

Serious citation issued for lack of guard railing [1910.23(c)(1)].

2002 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated 8/03) Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Roofing, Siding & Sheet Metal Contractor 1761 80 employees Steam and Air Conditioning Utility 4961 17 employees Painting and Paper Hanging Contractor 1721 4 employees Grain Elevator 5153 1 employee Tree Service 0783 3 employees Manufacturing 3499 14 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

2011 Fatality 305284614

03/12/02 St Paul

Sheet Metal Apprentice

Employee fell 63 feet from roof while working on steel gutters.

Serious citations issued for lack of fall protection system [1926.501(b)(15)] and improper point of access [1926.1051(a)].

2012 Fatality 304807894

03/12/02 Duluth

Stationery Engineer

Employee in manhole removing a valve from an underground distribution line – hit by “flashback” of steam Employee was found between 1st and 2nd floor. Had been working on 4th floor painting stair railing.

Serious citations issued for failure to develop and implement a confined space program [1910.146(c)(4)] and failure to implement a lockout/tagout program [1910.0147(c)(4)(i)]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

2013 Fatality 305284713 305284721 2014 Serious Injury 304808496 2015 Fatality 305287344 2016 Serious Injury 305287179

03/16/02 St Paul

Painter

04/13/02 Springfield

Laborer

04/25/02 East Bethel 04/03/02 Minneapolis

Tree Trimmer Punch Press Operator

Employee unloading corn into rail cars, elevator exploded and burned. Employee had 2nd degree burns to face and hands. Cherry picker collapsed when hydraulics failed. Employee operating a mechanical power press forming screens, 4 fingers amputated.

No employer/employee relationship existed. No citations issued.

No employer/employee relationship existed. No citations issued. Repeat citations issued for improper point of operation machine guarding [1910.212(a)(3)(ii), 1910.217(c)(1)(i), and 1910.217(c)(3)(iv)]. Serious citations issued for inadequate training of persons maintaining and operating power presses [1910.217(e)(3) and 1910.217(f)(2)].

2002 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated 8/03) Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Lawn Service 8999 9 employees Wood Manufacturing 2493 194 employees Asphalt 1611 4 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

2017 Fatality 304803455 2018 Serious Injury 304807977

05/01/02 Big Lake 05/14/02 Duluth

Groundskee per Finishing Assistant

2019 Serious Injury 304803497

05/22/02 Watertown

Construction Laborer

Employee was on lawn tractor on a hillside, a rollover occurred and pinned employee underneath. Employee was cleaning the machine when his arm was pulled into the rollers, tearing the skin and muscle off the arm. The rollers allegedly were improperly guarded. Employee walked out behind a skid steer and was run over by asphalt crew preparing the road for paving.

Died of natural causes. No citations issued.

Serious citations issued for inadequate control of hazardous energy [1910.147(c)(4)(1)] and point of operation guarding [1910.212(a)(3)(ii)].

2020 Fatality 303882047

05/28/02 Caledonia

Concrete Laborer

Construction 1771 4 employees

Employee was crushed by unsupported concrete wall, and owner was injured. Employee received 2nd and 3rd degree burns on back and left side while opening a vessel which was under pressure; hot liquids escaped.

2021 Serious Injury 303475651

05/27/02 Marshall

Ethanol Operator

Processing Plant 2041 380 employees

2022 Serious Injury 303475669

05/08/02 Albert Lea

Sanitation

Processing Plant 2013 333 employees

Employee was cleaning a machine wearing a glove, glove caught in machine pulling hand/arm into machine up to shoulder. Fingers, wrist, and arm crushed.

Serious citations issued for lack of training to and use of high visibility garments by employees working in the vicinity of earthmoving equipment [MN Rules 5207.1000 subp.2 (A) and 5207.1000 subp. 4]. Serious citations issued for failing to ensure and test prior to imposing loads that forms and shores for cast-in-place concrete being supported had adequate strength and support [1926.703(e)(1) and (e)(1)(ii)]. Serious citations issued for lack of lockout/tagout procedures [1910.147(c)(4)(i)], not using personal protective equipment when necessary [1910.132(a) and 1910.132(d)(1) and (2)], and AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. Serious citations issued for lack of lockout/tagout procedures [1910.147(c)(4)(ii)], failure to provide locks or other hardware to block equipment from energy sources [1910.147(c)(5)(i)], and inadequate training in energy control program [1910.147(c)(7)(i)].

2002 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated 8/03) Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business City 9199 5 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

2023 Fatality 305286882

05/31/02 Madison Lake

Maintenance

Employee was cleaning water tower, tried to exit and fell approximately 30 feet into the tower.

2024 Serious Injury 305289050

05/28/02 Eagan

Temp Employee

Manufacturing 3469 15 employees

Employee was putting a part into the press when it cycled and ram came down on his hand. Amputation of the tip of the right ring finger, crushed middle finger. Employee touched an electrical line he was repairing while in a truck bucket.

2025 Fatality 304193857 2026 Serious Injury 305288391 2027 Fatality 305289175 305289159 305289167 2028 Serious Injury 303882120

06/04/02 Sauk Rapids

Electrician

06/08/02 Elk River

Manager

Electrical Contractor 1731 5 employees Auto Services 7549 6 employees Construction 1795 150 employees

Serious citations issued for lack of fall protection [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2] and lack of confined space program [1910.146(c)(1), 1910.146(c)(4), 1910.146(d)(1), and 1910.146(e)(1)]. Serious citations issued for insufficient capacity of friction brakes [1910.217(b)(2)], failure to establish a program of periodic and regular inspections [1910.217(e)(1)(i)], and lack of training to operators of mechanical power press (es) [1910.217(f)(2)]. Serious citation issued for a power circuit that was not de-energized or guarded by means of insulation [1926.416(a)(1)]. Serious citation issued for using a work platform on an unstable surface [1910.28(a)(2)]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

06/07/02 Burnsville

Ironworker

Employee was in a scissor lift approximately 20’, either examining or taking a pole sign apart when the lift tipped over. Employee was standing on catwalk while dismantling it. The portion he was working on gave way causing him to fall 33’. Employee’s hand was crushed from a die cutter.

06/14/02 Lonsdale

Die Cutter

Manufacturing 3679 13 employees

Serious citation issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8].

2002 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated 8/03) Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Manufacturing 3999 450 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

2029 Fatality 305289977

06/23/02 Plymouth

Electrician

Employee electrocuted while installing three-phase transformer.

2030 Serious Injury 304193865 2031 Serious Injury 305288854

06/24/02 Elk River

Electrician

06/27/02 Walker

Laborer

General contractor 1542 6 employees Construction 1542 7 employees

Two employees in a scissors lift – lift hit a hole and tipped over.

Serious citations issued for inadequate lockout/tagout training and procedures [1910.333(b)(1)] and [1910.333(b)(2)], and use of personal protective equipment and insulated tools [1910.333(c)(2)]. Serious citation issued for failure to properly cover holes on a walking/working surface [1926.501(b)(4)(ii)]. Serious citations issued for inadequate bracing [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2], AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], and lack of fall hazard training [1926.21(b)(2) and 1926.503(a)(1) and (2)]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued. Serious citations issued for AWAIR [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8] and operating equipment within 10 feet of power lines which had not been de-energized and grounded without proper insulating barriers [1926.550(a)(15)(i)]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

Seven employees injured when 80foot span of truss framework collapsed and employees fell 20 feet.

2032 Serious Injury 305289522 2033 Fatality 303882146

07/02/02 East Grand Forks 07/02/02 Wheaton

Lineman

Laborer

Public Utilities 1731 71 employees Excavating 1794 4 employees

Employee electrocuted when he contacted an energized line. Employee was electrocuted when a pole he was moving came in contact with a hot line.

2034 Serious Injury 305288433 2035 Serious Injury 305292518

07/16/02 Aitkin

RN

07/15/02 Minneapolis

Machine Operator

Health Care Center 8062 230 employees Machine Shop 2789 60 employees

Employee checking gauges on an oxygen tank mounted on a crash cart was burned when tank exploded. Employee’s right arm crushed on trimmer due to “safety” being turned off.

Serious citation issued for lack of machine guarding [1910.212(a)(1)].

2002 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated 8/03) Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Roofer 1761 3 employees Public Utilities 9631 3 employees Grain Elevator 2083 43 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

2036 Serious Injury 304605413 2037 Serious Injury 305292062 2038 Fatality 305287021

07/22/02 Sartell 07/24/02 Grand Rapids 07/29/02 Cannon Falls

Roofer

Employee fell approximately 17 feet off pitched roof while shingling. Employee was unloading metal pole from truck when 13,200 volts jumped from line to the boom and burned the employee standing on the ground. Employee was crushed by a railroad car, while assisting in moving the car. Railroad was spur line.

No employer-employee relationship. No citations issued. Serious citations issued for storage of materials and use of equipment in the area of energized lines [1910.269(k)(2) and 1910.269(l)(2)]. A serious citation was issued under the General Duty Clause [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2] for lack of written safe procedures, a safe method of railcar movement, along with hazard recognition and training in safe procedures for movement and placement of rail cars. Serious citations issued for lack of training and safe operating procedures in servicing single piece rim wheels [1910.177(c)(1)(i) and 1910.177(g)]. Willful citation issued failure to provide machine guarding[1910.21.(a)(3)(ii)]. Serious citation issued for failure to develop, document and use LOTO procedures [1910.147(c)(4)(i)]. Nonserious citation issued for failure to complete the Occupational Injury and Illnesses log [5210.0630 subp. 1]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

Lineman Apprentice

Director

2039 Fatality 305290033 2040 Serious Injury 305292765

07/31/02 Luverne

Welder

Manufacturing 3444 9 employees Packaging 7389 95 employees

Employee was welding the rim when the metal rim blew off the tire and struck the employee in the head. Employee received severe burns to fingers on left hand from a heatsealing machine.

08/07/02 Brooklyn Park

Laborer

2041 Fatality 305289530

08/07/02 Bagley

Mechanic

Concrete Plant 3531 130 employees

Employee driving a front-end loader lost control on a curve and rolled over.

2002 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated 8/03) Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Local Trucking 4212 60 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

2042 Fatality 305289589

08/15/02 East Grand Forks

Laborer

2043 Serious Injury 305293490

08/16/02 Hastings

Laborer

Woodworking 2431 70 employees

2044 Serious Injury 305293508 2045 Serious Injury 305287054

08/19/02 Corcoran 08/30/02 Delano

Laborer

Laborer

Construction 1521 2 employees Maintenance 3949 420 employees

Employee was fatally injured while a dump truck was being loaded by a backhoe and a piece of clay dirt fell out of the bucket landing on the employee below. Employee was on backside of machine, machine jammed, operator unjammed and forgot to reset. Next operation, material shot out of the back of machine hitting employee in stomach and knocking the employee down. Trusses collapsed on residential construction site. Employee was performing maintenance (repairing and testing) on power press machine. Left hand on ram, machine trapped and pinched left thumb, partial amputation ½ of left thumb. Employee was dumping in the landfill, when he was caught between the truck box and the street vacuum machine.

Serious citations issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8].

No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

Serious citation issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

2046 Fatality 305287047

09/03/02 Red Wing

Laborer

City Maintenance 9199 170 employees

Serious citation issued for failure to establish an energy control procedures program with employee training and periodic inspections [1910.147(c)(1)].

2002 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated 8/03) Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Food Processing plant 2013 1700 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

2047 Serious Injury 305290058

09/05/02 Austin

Engineer Mechanic

Fire of unknown origin in rendering area. Fire dept called and had fire under control when an explosion occurred, injuring 5 employees.

2048 Fatality 305873077

09/05/02 Apple Valley

Carpenter

Carpentry 1751 1 employee

2049 Serious Injury 305872970 2050 Serious Injury 305287070

09/07/02 Orr

Laborer

Millwork 2431 15 employees Road Paving Company 1611 67 employees

Employee was working 12-15 feet above the ground on a scaffold. He had just removed a window when the scaffolding apparently moved. Employee was found by homeowner on the ground. Employee got hand caught in a vacuum machine; hand was amputated at the wrist. Employee got foot/leg caught in paving hopper causing a fracture of his foot and leg

Serious citation issued under the General Duty clause [182.653 subd. 2] for failure to provide written documentation that a metal detector had been maintained and kept in working order. Serious citations for failure to assure the capability of employees expected to do firefighting, failure to provide training and education for fire brigade members, failure to provide written documentation of annual fire extinguisher training, and failure to provide training in safety-related work practices.[1910.156(b)(2), 1910.156(c)(1), 1910.156(e)(1)(i). 1991.157(g)(2), and 19910.332(b)(1)]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

09/20/02 Shakopee

Laborer

Serious citations issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], and failure to establish a program of energy control procedures and training [1910.147(c)(1)]. Serious citation issued for lack of a lockout mechanism to disconnect electrical power on machinery [MN Rules 5207.0600, subp.1].

2002 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated 8/03) Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business Excavation work 1794 11 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

2051 Fatality 305873986

09/24/02 Stillwater

Laborer

Two employees were performing repairs on a skid steer. One employee was killed and the other injured when the skid steer’s bucket fell and struck them. Employee fell or climbed into grain bin filled with corn and is believed to have died from suffocation.

2052 Fatality 305290082

09/25/02 Lake Crystal

Laborer

Grain Elevator 5153 12 employees

2053 Serious Injury 305289787

10/04/02 Cannon Falls

Punch Press Operator

Manufacturer 3679 206 employees

Employee was running a punch press in “inch” mode with a foot pedal and amputated his hand

2054 Serious Injury 305876278

10/18/02 Willmar

Inspectors & Laborer

Food Processing 2015 400 employees

Chlorine Dioxide leak, 30 plus people sent to the hospital.

Serious citations issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], inadequate training of employees in hazard recognition [1926.0021(b)(2)], and failure to fully lower or block bulldozer blade or bucket [1926.0600(a)(3)(i)]. Serious citations issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], the employer did not have a written emergency action plan for grain handling facilities [1910.38(a)(2)], employees assigned special tasks in the grain handling facility were not provided training to perform these tasks safely [1910.272(e)(2)], employees who entered bins, silos or tanks were not issued a permit prior to entering bins, silos or tanks [1910.272(g)(1)(i)], Serious citations issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], the “inch” operating means was not designed to prevent exposure to point of operation [1910.217(b)(7)(iv)], lack of point of operation guards [1910.217(c)(1)(i)], failure to establish an appropriate die setting procedure [1910.217(d)(9)(i)], and lack of inspection program for mechanical power presses [1910.217(e)(1)(i)].. Serious citation issued for inadequate emergency response plan [1910.120(q)(2)].

2002 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated 8/03) Log # Type Insp. # Date of Incident City Employee Occupation Type of Business SIC Size of Business County Worker 1611 21 employees Description of Accident Result of MNOSHA Investigation

2055 Fatality 305874448

10/24/02 Lutsen

Heavy Equipment Operator

Employee fell out of the dozer and was run over by the dozer.

2056 Fatality 305877516 305877961 2057 Fatality 305878092 2058 Fatality 305879827

10/29/02 St. Paul

Plumber

Construction 1711 7 employees Local Trucking 4212 240 employees Construction 1796 3 employees

Employee was roughing in plumbing; Reciprocating saw blade went into head near eye. Employee fell off of the truck while tarping the load. While installing a car wash, employee was pinned by car wash unit.

Serious citations issued for failure to provide adequate instruction to employees in hazard recognition [1926.21(b)(2)] and lack of seatbelt in material handling equipment [1926.602(a)(2)(i)]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

11/6/02 Silver Bay 11/19/02 St. Paul

Truck Driver

Died of natural causes. No citations issued.

Laborer

2059 Fatality 305879512

12/03/02 Plymouth

Facilities Manager

Medical equipment and supplies 5047 70 employees

Hanging Christmas lights. Employee found on floor.

Serious citation issued under the General Duty clause [182.653 subd. 2] for failure to ensure stability of a support structure being used. Serious citations also issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], failure to instruct employees in hazard recognition [1926.21(b)(2)], failure to maintain equipment in safe condition [1926.300(a)], and use of the top step of a step ladder for a step [1926.1053(b)(13)]. Died of natural causes. No citations issued.