2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004

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Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3001 Fatality

Date of Incident City 1/02/03 Montevideo

Employee Occupation

3002 Fatality

1/25/03 St Paul

Parts Puller

3003 Serious Injury

1/28/03 Faribault

Maintenance Worker

3004 Fatality

1/31/03 Wheaton

Grain buyer

3005 Fatality

2/16/03 Minneapolis

Machinist

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Recyclable Material Hauling 4953 562111 10 Used Motor Vehicle Parts 5015 441310 10 School 9411 923110 210 Co-op Elevator 5153 422510 35 Repair shop 7699 811310 59

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Employee was collecting recycled material at curbside, fell off trailer and hit head on the curb.

No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

Employee was underneath a car trying to pull an alternator and was crushed.

Employee fell 30 feet from scaffold while working in a gym of a school.

Employee fell approximately 14 feet off a 17-foot portable ladder.

Serious citations issued for failure to ensure jack could sustain the load [1910.244 (a)(1)(i) and 1910.244 (a)(2)(vi)] and failure to block the base of the jack and secure the load [1910.244 (a)(2)(i) and 1910.244(a)(2)(iii)]. Serious citation issued for lack of guard railing [1910.23(c)(1)]. Serious citation issued to contractor for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

Possible heart attack / electrocution.

Died of natural causes. No citations issued.

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3006 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 3/8/03 St. Paul

Employee Occupation

Large Press & Set up Operator

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Metal Stamping 3469 332116 176

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Employee caught right arm in large press; arm amputated two inches below the elbow.

3007 Fatality

3/24/03 St Cloud

Warehouse Worker

Trucking and Storage Services 4213 484121 29

Employee was unloading a boxcar when ½ dozen loose sheets of plywood tipped over and fell on the employee.

3008 Fatality

04/10/03 Prior Lake

Laborer

Construction 1751 238130 7

Employee was walking in front of forklift holding the trusses so they would not swing. Employee tripped and fell and was run over by forklift.

Repeat violations issued for lack of lockout/tagout procedures [1910.147(c)(4)(i)] and lack of machine guarding [1910.217(c)(1)(i) and 1910.217(b)(7)(iv)]. Serious citations issued for inadequate energy isolating devices [1910.147(d)(3)], lack of die setting procedures [1910.217(d)(9)(i)], failure to perform regular inspections on equipment [1910.217(e)(1)(i) and (ii)], and lack of training [1910.217(e)(3) and 1910.217(f)(2)]. Serious citation issued under general duty clause for inadequate procedures for handling dunnage [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citations also issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], not providing positive protection to prevent rail car from moving [1910.178(k)(4)], and lack of Right to Know training program [Minn. Rules 5206.0700, subp. 1, 2, and 3]. Serious citations issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8] and lack of operator training in operation of the forklift [1910.178 (l)(1)(i)].

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3009 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 04/10/03 Stewartville

Employee Occupation

Laborer

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Plastic Product Mfg 3089 326199 45

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Employee’s hand was crushed while reaching in machine to dislodge product.

Serious citations issued for inadequate AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], inadequate point of operation guarding [1910.212(a)(3)(ii)], lack of energy control procedures [1910.147(c)(4)(i)], and lack of lockout/tagout procedures training [1910.147(c)(7)(i)]. Nonserious citation issued for failure to conduct frequent Right-to-Know training [Minn. Rules 5206.0700, subp.1(G) and subp.1(D)]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued. Serious citations issued for failure to proof-test custom designed lifting accessories prior to use [1926.251(a)(4)], lack of fall protection [1926.501(b)(1)], and lack of fall hazard training [1926.503(a)(1) and (2)]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

3010 Serious Injury

04/29/03 St. Joseph

Firefighterelectrician

3011 Fatality

04/30/03 Atwater

Laborer

Fire Department 9224 922160 51 Grain Elevator 5039 423390 9

Employee was repairing an electrical reel that hangs from the ceiling. Employee was on an extension ladder and fell about 15 feet hitting head on the concrete floor. Employee fell from top of grain bin, hitting head.

3012 Fatality

05/12/03 Danvers

Asst. Manager

3013 Serious Injury

05/13/03 Minneapolis

Ironworker

Grain Elevator 5153 424510 72 Construction 1791 238120 30

Employee fell into a grain bin and was asphyxiated.

Employee fell 24 feet while climbing a shoring scaffold tower to access a work position.

Serious citations were issued for inadequate fall protection [1926.760(b)(3)] and lack of training on how to establish access work areas [1926.761(c)(2)(ii), 1926.451(e)(6)(vi), and 1926.1051(a)].

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3014 Fatality

Date of Incident City 05/12/03 Becker

Employee Occupation

Garbage Hauler-Truck Driver Laborer

3015 Serious Injury

05/15/03 Red Wing

3016 Fatality

05/22/03 Willmar

Truck Driver

3017 Serious Injury

06/03/03 Fergus Falls

Laborer

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Waste Hauler 4212 562111 600 Wood Products Manufacturing 2541 337212 63 Poultry Farm 5153 425120 250 Wood Window and Door Mfg 2431 321911 35

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Employee was exchanging boxes when rails closed pinning employee between cylinder and tank. Employee was operating a chop saw to cut wood and cut hand with saw blade.

Serious citations issued for lack of hazardous energy control procedures and training [1910.147(c)(4)(i) and 1910.147(c)(7)(i)]. Serious citations issued for inadequate AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], inadequate guarding of chop saw [1910.213(r)(4)], and lack of lockout/tagout procedures training [1910.147(c)(7)(i)]. Serious citation issued under general duty clause for lack of fall protection [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citation issued under general duty clause for failure to follow manufacturer’s safety procedures during cleaning of machine [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citation also issued for failure to provide hand tools that allow the operator to conduct work without placing hand in danger zone [1910.212(a)(3)(iii)]. Serious citations issued for inadequate AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], lack of fall protection [1926.501(b)(1) and 1926.501(b)(4)(i)], and inadequate training on hazard recognition [1926.503(a)(1) and (2)].

Employee was loading a feed truck, went on top of the trailer to close compartments, and fell 12 feet from catwalk of the trailer to the ground. Employee’s arm became entangled in a roller machine, causing a severe closedwound arm injury.

3018 Fatality

06/17/03 Bemidji

Temporary Laborer

Site Preparation Contractor 1795 238910 8

Employee fell during demolition of a building. The employee stepped on a sheet of metal, the sheet collapsed, and the employee fell through an open hole.

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3019 Fatality

Date of Incident City 07/01/03 Vadnais Heights

Employee Occupation

Laborer

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Machinery Equipment and Parts Manufacturing 3599 333999 22

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Scissor table collapsed while employee was working underneath it.

3020 Serious Injury

07/14/03 Savage

Foreman

Sewer and Water Main Construction 1623 237110 100

Employee was working in a 70-foot long trench at about 40 feet down. Slope partially caved in and the victim was crushed by some large chunks of clay.

3021 Serious Injury

07/15/03 Minneapolis

Laborer

Concrete Work Construction 1771 238140 50

Employee was moving planking in order to raise scaffolding and fell 40 feet through a hole created by the removal of the planking.

Serious citations issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]; lack of energy control procedures, review, or training [1910.147(c)(4)(i), 1910.147(c)(6)(i), and 1910.147(c)(7)(i)]; improper attachment of slings to their load [1910.184(c)(6)]; and inadequate blocking of equipment prior to repair [Minn. Rules 5205.0670]. Willful citations issued for failure to have protective system approved by a registered professional engineer [1926.652(b)(4)(i)] and failure to protect employees in an excavation by adequate sloping or adequate protective system [1926.652(a)(1)]. Serious citations issued for lack of personal protective equipment [1926.28(a) and 1926.100(a)], failure to provide safe means of egress in a trench [1926.651(c)(2)], failure to remove employees from a recognized hazardous area [1926.651(k)(2)], use of damaged protective system [1926.652(d)(1)], improper installation of protective system shield [1926.652(g)(1)(ii)] and failure to shield areas of entrance and exit from cave-in hazards [1926.652(g)(1)(iii)]. Serious citations issued for lack of competent person supervising and inadequate training of employees in the erection, moving, and dismantling of scaffolds [1926.451(f)(7) and 1926.454(b)].

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3022 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 07/17/03 Faribault

Employee Occupation

Clerk

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Eating Establishment 5812 722110 80

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Probable electrical shock. Employee was changing fluorescent light bulbs on the outside of the bldg while standing on an aluminum ladder. Employee fell 12 feet sustaining injuries to his head and upper extremities.

3023 Fatality

07/21/03 Saginaw

Laborer

3024 Serious Injury

7/29/03 Champlin

Truck Driver

3025 Fatality

7/29/03 Northfield

Student Worker

Tree Service 0783 561730 5 Excavation Work 1794 238910 150 College

Employee was felling a tree. The tree fell, striking the victim in the head and trapping him underneath. Employee was pinned for 3 hours when the dump box fell onto the cab of the semi-truck, causing serious injury to employee’s legs. Drowning.

Serious citations issued for inadequate safetyrelated work practices when work is performed near energized circuits, failure to de-energize live parts prior to working on them, and lack of training to employees on safety-related work practices [1910.333(a), 1910.333(a)(1), and 1910.332(b)(1)]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

3026 Fatality

7/30/03 Foley

Cement Truck Driver

Manufacturer of Ready Mix Concrete 3273 327320 750

Employee was pinned under a cement truck that tipped while he was attempting to reenter the truck following assessment of a problem.

No inspection conducted – not under MNOSHA jurisdiction. Employee did not die while working, and fatality occurred outside of the U.S. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3027 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 8/1/03 Brooklyn Center

Employee Occupation

Carpenter

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business General Contractor 1542 236220 251

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Employee received electrical shock when a crane he was guiding struck a power line.

3028 Serious Injury

07/31/03 St. Cloud

Laborer

3029 Serious Injury

08/11/03 Waltham

Laborer

3030 Fatality

8/20/03 Alvarado

Distributor Driver

Equipment Rental and Leasing 7359 562991 7 Water and Sewer Line Construction 1623 237310 36 Heavy Construction Contractor 1629 237990 257

Employee was pinned between a truck and a fixed object

Serious citations issued for failure to advise employees about the location of electrical hazards and associated protective measures [1926.416(a)(3)], failure to de-energize, ground, or insulate equipment within 10 feet of electrical lines [1926.550(a)(15)(i)], and failure to designate a signal person to assure clearance of equipment [1926.550(a)(15)(iv)]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

Backhoe operator raised up the backhoe’s outriggers. Backhoe rolled back and the victim was struck and crushed by the outrigger. Employee was run over by the tire of a motor grader.

Serious citation issued under general duty clause for failure to ensure that the parking brake was set on equipment [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citation also issued for inadequate AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3031 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 9/22/03 Marshall

Employee Occupation

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Electrical Contractor 1731 238210 8

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Laborer

Forklift tipped over with employee in personnel basket.

3032 Serious Injury

9/29/03 Farmington

Laborers

Masonry Work 1741 238140 35

Two employees were standing by a retaining wall while it was being backfilled from the other side. The wall collapsed, seriously injuring both employees.

3033 Serious Injury

10/6/03 St. Cloud

Laborer

Water and Sewer Line Construction 1623 237120 2 Highway and Street Construction 1611 237310 30

Employee was in an approximate 2’ wide by 10’ deep trench working on a sewer line when the trench collapsed.

3034 Fatality

10/17/03 Motley

Foreman

Employee was riding on a truck making frequent stops to drop off concrete head walls. Employee fell off and was run over by the truck.

Serious citation issued under general duty clause for using a personnel platform that was not designed according to ASME EB56.6-1992 specifications [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citations issued under the general duty clause for failure to use body belt and lanyard while working from a personnel basket [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2], and for lack of training prior to permitting an employee to operate a powered industrial truck [1926.602(d) Ref. 1910.178(l)(1)(ii)]. Serious citations issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8]; lack of training in excavation hazards and inadequate trench sloping [1926.21(b)(2) and 1926.652(a)(1)]; employees not provided or wearing hard hats [1926.100(a) and 1926.28(a)]; and failure to establish and maintain limited access zone [1926.706(a)(1), 1926.706(a)(4), and 1926.706(a)(5)]. Serious citation issued for inadequate AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], failure to provide a safe distance or utilize a retaining device to keep excavated materials from entering trench [1926.651(j)(2)], and failure to adequately slope trench [1926.652(a)(1)]. Serious citation issued under general duty clause for failure to establish safe work locations and work practices for off-loading concrete headwall units [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2].

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3035 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 8/19/03 Willmar

Employee Occupation

Sanitation Worker

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Turkey Processing Plant 2015 311615 1,145

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Employee was cleaning machine and machine started. Hand/arm became entangled, resulting in numerous injuries to fingers and arm.

Serious citations issued for failure to specify the scope, purpose, authorization, rules, and techniques for lockout/tagout [1910.147(c)(4)(ii)] and failure to retrain lockout/tagout procedures prior to an employee being assigned to a new machine [1910.147(c)(7)(iii)(a)].

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3036 Fatality

Date of Incident City 10/22/03 Benson

Employee Occupation

Laborer

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Special Trade Contractor 1799 238390 2

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Employee was performing plasma cutting on a tank containing corn mash and tank exploded.

HEALTH: Willful citations issued for failure to conduct process hazard analyses following expansion [1910.119(e)(1)] and failure to conduct pre-start up review following expansion [19190.119(i)(2)(iii)]. Serious citations issued for failure to prepare emergency operations, startup following a turnaround or after emergency shutdown [1910.119(f)(1)], failure to review operating procedures [1910.119(f)(3)], failure to evaluate safety performance of contractor [1910.119(h)(2)(i)], failure to establish mechanical integrity procedures and follow good engineering practices for all inspections and tests [1910.119(j)(2) & (4)(ii)], failure to implement management of change procedures [1910.119(l)(1)], and failure to perform compliance audit every 3 years [1910.119 (o)(1)]. SAFETY: Serious citations issued failure to thoroughly clean, ventilate and test containers with flammable substances prior to cutting [1926.352(i)], failure to assure employees were instructed in known potential fire, explosion, or toxic release hazards related to their jobs and the process, and the applicable provisions of an emergency action plan [1926.64(h)(3)(ii)], and failure to establish a written safety program meeting the requirements of an AWAIR program. SAFETY: Willful citations issued for failure to develop, document and utilize lockout/tagout procedures[1910.147(c)(4)(i)]., permitting cutting or welding in areas prior to inspection of the area by responsible person [1910.252(a)(2)(iv)], permitting cutting or welding in the presence of explosive

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3037 Fatality

Date of Incident City 10/30/03 Cambridge

Employee Occupation

Security Guard

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Management Services 8741 236220 20

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Security employee walked out unmarked door and fell, 9’4” on to concrete footings in an area of the building under construction.

3038 Fatality

11/1/03 Delavan

Truck Driver

3039 Serious Injury

03/03/03 St. Paul Park

Laborer

3040 Fatality

10/27/03 St. Cloud

Volunteer Asst. Fire Chief

Highway and Street Construction 1611 237310 275 Petroleum Refinery 2911 324110 37,600 Fire Department 9224 922160 76 General Contractor 1522 236116 50

Employee was run over by another truck of the company while doing asphalt paving.

Willful citations issued for not marking each doorway or passage along an exit access that could be mistaken for an exit “Not an Exit” [1910.37(b)(5)] and no fall protection [1926.501(b)(14)]. Serious citation for failure to provide for frequent and regular inspections of the job site, materials and equipment by a competent person [1926.20(b)(1&2)]. Serious citation issued for inadequate AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8].

Employees inhaled vapors from an accidental release of hydrogen flouride.

Serious citation issued for lack of protective clothing [1910.132(a)].

3041 Serious Injury

10/21/03 Minneapolis

Carpenter

Road construction site was installing sewer and water. Fire dept. call to put out fire. Fire crew stopped to replace barricades when finished. Pickup truck struck the victim. Fire vehicle lights were flashing. Employee fell from 5-story roof while attempting to retrieve material.

No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

Serious citation issued for failure to provide fire extinguishers [1926.150(c)(1)(i) and 1926.150(c)(1)(iv)]. Nonserious citation issued for unprotected wall opening in residential construction [1926.501(b)(13) and (14)].

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3042 Fatality

Date of Incident City 11/11/03 Cloquet

Employee Occupation

Maintenance Worker

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Paper Mill 2621 322121 3280 Plastic Products 3089 326199 165 Scrap and Waste Materials 5093 423930 93 Fabricated Metal Products 3499 332999 18

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Roll wrapper was not functioning properly. The machine cycled and the victim was crushed.

3043 Serious Injury

11/11/03 Lindstrom

Laborers

Possible carbon monoxide exposure to 4 employees in foam room.

Serious citations issued for Lock out Tag out [1910.147(c)(4)(i), 1910.147(c)(4)(ii), 1910.261(b)(1), 1910.147(c)(6)(i), 1910.147(e)(1), 1910.147(e)(2)(ii)] and machine guarding [1910.212(a)(1). No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

3044 Fatality

11/14/03 Minneapolis

Switchman

Employee was caught between two rail cars on a spur line on company property.

Serious citation issued under general duty clause for failure to set brakes when uncoupling rail cars [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2].

3045 Serious Injury

10/29/03 Detroit Lakes

Fabricator

Employee was running a punch press. The controller chain broke and failed to stop the press causing amputation of the fingers on employee’s right hand.

Serious citations issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], lack of machine guarding [1910.217(c)(1)(i)], improper placement of two hand controls [1910.0217(c)(3)(vii)(d)], failure to conduct regular inspections of parts and safeguards [1910.217(e)(1)(i) and (e)(1)(ii)], failure to ensure competence of persons performing maintenance and training of operators on power presses [1910.217(f)(2)] and lack of guarding on gears [1910.219(f)(1)].

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3046 Fatality

Date of Incident City 11/4/03 Paynesville

Employee Occupation

Agronomy Worker

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Farm Supplies Distribution 5191 424910 35

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Employee was filling an ammonia nurse tank – disconnected hose and sustained exposure.

Serious citations issued for no easily accessible shower or 50 gallon drum of water at stationary ammonia storage installations [1910.111(b)(10)(iii)], respiratory protection program [1910.134(a)(2), lack of written AWAIR program [182.653subd.8], and a nonserious citation issued for failing to report the death of an employee orally within eight hours [1904.39(a)].

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3047 Fatality

Date of Incident City 12/11/03 Dodge Center

Employee Occupation

Unknown

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Scrap and Waste Materials 5093 423930 3

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Crane was lifting iron onto a truck when a piece fell off and struck victim.

3048 Fatality

12/16/03 Excelsior

Owner

Water Well Drilling 1781 237110 3

Victim was trying to remove a pipe from the ground using a pry bar and jack when the pry bar broke free, hitting the victim in the head.

Serious citation issued under the general duty clause for allowing the load to be carried over an employee and truck driver while loading a semi-trailer with scrap cast iron [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 2]. Serious citations issued for lack of AWAIR program [MN Stat. § 182.653 subd. 8], failure to maintain storage area to divert spills away from buildings [1910.106(d)(6)(iii)], failure to mount dispensing units on a concrete island or protect against collision damage [1910.106(g)(3)(iv)(d)], failure to make hazard assessment to determine if hazards are present which necessitate PPE [1910.132(d)(1) and (2)], lack of protective helmets in areas with potential for head injury from falling objects[1910.135(a)(1)], failure to provide training and maintain records of training for employees required to wear PPE[1910.132(f)(1) and (4)]. Nonserious citations for failure to inspect cranes to determine whether deficiencies constituted a safety hazard [1910.180(d)(4) and 1910.180(d)(3)], failure to develop and implement Right to Know program [5206.0700 subp. 1, 2, and 3], and lack of signs prohibiting smoking within sight of fueling areas [1910.106(g)(8)]. No OSHA standards violated. No citations issued.

2003 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through September 30, 2004)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 3049 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 11/12/03 St. Cloud

Employee Occupation

Laborer

3050 Fatality

12/18/03 Ramsey

Forklift Operator

3051 Serious Injury

12/29/03 Maple Grove

Electrician

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Wood Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 2434 337110 37 Millwork 2431 321911 54 Electrical Contractor 1731 238210 5

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Victim was cutting a board on the table saw. The saw kicked back and pulled the hand into the blade, amputating the ring finger and half of the middle finger.

Forklift operator removing material from 3rd tier of rack, was found at side of the forklift on floor. Victim was pulling wire to a live 240-volt electrical panel. While the victim was standing in from of the panel, an arc blast was created, followed by a loud explosion and intense flames. The victim suffered burns to face and arms.

Non-serious citations issued for use of equipment without following instructions included in the listing labeling, or certification [1926.403(b)(2)] and failure to protect flexible cords and cables from damage [1926.405(a)(2)(ii)(I)]. No citations issued. Natural Causes.

Serious citation for allowing employee to work in close proximity to electric power circuits without guarding energized parts and without providing PPE [1926.416(a)(1)].