2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006

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Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5001 Fatality

Date of Incident City 1/4/05 Mound

Employee Occupation

Carpenter

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Highway, Street, Bridge Const. 1611 237310 270

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

5002 Fatality

12/23/04 Maplewood

School Principal

Elem & Sec. School 8211 611110 64

5003 Fatality

1/13/05 Byron

Janitor

Restaurant 5812 722211 508

Victim was working on top of concrete forms, trying to reposition a tremmie. A concrete bucket was hanging directly over the victim. While moving the bucket closer to the work area, banging noises were heard from the crane, and the bucket dropped about 3 feet, striking the victim in the head. Employee was removing a light from the gym ceiling, using a ladder on a mobile scaffold base. The employee did not use the outriggers and did not lock the wheels. The unit tipped over and the employee fell 15 feet. Employee was on an extension ladder changing the store sign and fell from the ladder resulting in fatal head injuries.

Willful citations for failure to repair or replace equipment after deficient or defective parts were noted during inspections of crane [1926.550(a)(5)]; permitting employees to work under concrete bucket while bucket was being lowered into position [1926.701(e)(1)]. Serious citation for failure to use outriggers [1910.29(a)(3)(i)]; and non-serious citation for failure to report work-related fatality within eight hours [1910.39(a)].

5004 Fatality

1/18/05 So. St. Paul

Excavation laborer

Commercial Bldg. Const. 1542 236220 20

An employee was digging along and underneath an extended concrete footing. The adjacent structure was not supported or secured and the wall collapsed and fell on the employee.

Serious citations for general duty, specifically, failing to train the employee in the safe use of a ladder [182.653, sudb.2]; failure to place ladder with secure footing and to support ladder rails or equip ladder with single support attachment [1910.26(c)(3)(iii) & (iv)]. Serious citations for failing to provide access/egress in a trench [1926.651(c)(2)]; failure to support adjacent foundation of structure [1926.651(i)(1) & (2)]; competent person failed to perform daily inspection of excavation & ensure adequate protection was provided [1926.651(k)(1); trench did not have an adequate protective system in place [1926.652(a)(1)].

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5005 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 1/27/05 Webster

Employee Occupation

Laborer

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Single Family Housing Construction 1521 236115 4 Waste Treatment & Disposal 4953 562219 16

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

5006 Serious Injury

1/24/05 Sauk Center

Laborer

5007 Fatality

2/13/05 Golden Valley 2/11/05 Minneapolis

Owner

5008 Serious Injury

Mill Operator

Site Prep Contractor 1795 238910 2 Iron & Steel Pipe & Tube Mfg. 3317 331210 582

Three employees were on a wall mounted bracket scaffold, roofing the edge of an airport hangar attached to a new house. The brackets, mounted with 16 penny nails, gave way and the employees fell approximately 12 feet. All 3 employees were seriously injured. Employee was operating a cardboard baler. The safety door on the baler was wired open, leaving the point of operation unguarded. The employee’s arm was caught by a piece of cardboard and pulled into the baler, resulting in amputation of the employee’s arm. Owner was cutting a tank to remove it from the building when the tank collapsed. The sides of the tank sprung out and crushed the owner between the tank and a block wall. Employee started up a tube mill, which produces aluminum dust as part of the process, and a fire started in the aluminizing box. The mill was shut down, the fire put out, and when the system was restarted, the mill exploded, resulting in burns to an employee’s face.

Serious citations issued for lack of AWAIR program [182.653, subd. 8]; failure to provide fall protection on scaffolding & to design scaffold properly [1926.451(a)(6) & (g)(1)]; failure to properly anchor wall mounted bracket [1926.452(g)(1)]. Serious citations issued for lack of LOTO program, and lack of training on LOTO [1910.147(c)(4)(i) & (c)(7)(i)]; failure to guard point of operation [1910.212(a)(3)(ii)]. Nonserious citation issued for failure to conduct an annual or more frequent inspection of LOTO procedure [1910.147(c)(6)(i)]. No citations issued. No employer/employee relationship.

Serious citations for failure to install & maintain arc spraying system and dust collection system on tube mills [182.653, subd. 2]; failure to keep place of employment clean and orderly [1910.22(a)(1)]; lack of LOTO procedures, annual audits of LOTO procedures, LOTO training [1910.147(c)(4)(i), (6)(i), & (7)(i)]; failure to equip machine so that it is possible to cut off power without leaving the position at the point of operation [5205.0865]; failure to provide MSDS for aluminum dust [5206.0800, subp. 1].

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5009 Fatality

Date of Incident City 2/12/05 Golden Valley

Employee Occupation

Construction Worker

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business New Housing 1761 238170 16

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Two employees were working from a roughterrain forklift basket. Construction materials, stored in the forklift basket, tipped over, striking one employee, who fell approximately 29 feet.

5010 Fatality

2/17/05 Minneapolis

Iron Worker

5011 Fatality

2/21/05 Cross Lake

Camp Ranger

Steel & Precast Concrete Contractor 1791 238120 50 Boy Scout Camp 7032 721214 39

Employees were working in a controlled decking zone. The victim and another employee were installing a metal decking sheet, when the victim lost his balance and fell 28 ½ feet. Employee was manually felling trees. When the tree that the victim was cutting fell, it struck another tree. The felled tree was detached from the stump, and the base swung and hit the victim, striking the victim in the chest and then falling onto the victim’s chest. Victim was replacing parking lot light lamps when the manual aerial platform tipped over. Three of four required outriggers were in place, but the fourth had been replaced with a dummy plug.

Serious citation issued under General Duty for allowing employees to work from a roughterrain forklift basket without the use of a personal fall arrest system or a fall restraint system; and serious citation for failure to train operators in the safe operation of a powered industrial truck [1910.178(l)]. No citations issued. No standards violated.

5012 Fatality

3/22/05 St. Anthony

Parks Maintenance Mgr

Parks & Recreation 9111 921110 204

Serious citations for no AWAIR program [182.653, subd. 8];failure to enforce use of personal protective equipment [1910.266(d)(1)(iv)-(vii)]; failure to utilize an acceptable hinge cut & to make the backcut above the facecut [1910.266(h)(2)(vi) & (vii)]; failure to provide training on requirements of logging standard [1910.266(i)(3)(vi)]. Willful citation issued for altering or modifying or using tools or equipment for other than their intended purpose without the manufacturer’s approval [5205.0710].

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5013 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 4/5/05 Halstad

Employee Occupation

2 utility workers, 1 supervisor from one employer, and 1 lead operator from other employer

5014 Serious Injury

3/23/05 Fridley

Brake Press Operator

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business City Municipal Utility 9111 921110 4 Elec. Power Distribution 4911 221122 318 Wire Product Mfg. 3496 332618 20 Iron & Steel Foundries 3321 331511 59

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

A diesel engine generator exploded. Four employees suffered burns.

No citations issued. No standards violated.

Employee sustained injuries while working on a brake press, resulting in the amputation of two fingers.

5015 Fatality

4/15/05 Minneapolis

Shakeout

An employee shifted a lift truck into neutral and dismounted the truck, assuming another employee would be getting into the truck immediately. Instead of getting into the truck, the other employee walked around the rear of the lift truck. The lift truck began to move in reverse and pinned the employee to the wall.

5016 Fatality

5/9/05 St. Paul

Sanitation Worker

Refuse Systems 4953 562219 19

An employee was standing on a designated platform located at the back, passenger side of a garbage truck. While the driver was turning into an alleyway, the employee was crushed between the truck and a utility pole.

Serious citations for no AWAIR program [182.653, subd. 8]; unguarded point of operation [1910.212(a)(3)(ii)]; foot pedals not physically protected to prevent unintended operation [5205.0870]. Willful citation for failing to withdraw from service an unsafe or defective powered industrial truck [1910.178(p)(1)]. Serious citations for failure to set the parking brake when operator dismounted and remained within 25 feet of powered industrial truck with truck still in view [1910.178(m)(5)(iii)]; and failure to use only replacement parts equivalent as to safety as those used in the original design [1910.178(q)(5)]. Non-serious citation for failure to maintain an OSHA 300 log [1904.29(a)].

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5017 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 5/14/05 Inver Grove Heights

Employee Occupation

Movie theater worker

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Movie Theater 7832 512131 80

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

5018 Serious Injury

5/10/05 Beardsley

Lineman

Electric Coop 1623 237130 13

5019 Fatality No Inspection 5020 Fatality

5/19/05 Wadena

Police Officer

5/23/05 Chaska

N/A

5021 Fatality

5/24/05 Wabasha

Heavy Equipment Operator

Police Department 9221 922120 50 Auto Repair 7534 8111198 3 Construction 1611 237310 150

Employees were assigned to clean graffiti off of an outside wall of the theater. They were not trained on the chemical and didn’t have any personal protective equipment. One employee experienced breathing problems following the use of one of the graffiti removers and was taken to the hospital. Employees were assigned to connect an underground utility line to an existing aboveground electrical utility pole. While performing live work from an aerial lift, an employee who was not wearing appropriate safety equipment, made contact with a bracket that was energized at 7200 volts. The employee’s finger was amputated and the employee was treated for elbow and hand burns and injuries. Officer collapsed during or shortly after an arrest. Experienced cardiac arrest.

Serious citations for: failure to perform initial exposure monitoring to determine exposure to methylene chloride [1910.1052(d)(2)]; failure to inform employees of the requirements of the methylene chloride standard and appendices [1910.1052(l)(3)(i)]; failure to develop & implement a Right-to-Know program & conduct RTK training. Willful citation for allowing an employee to work closer than two feet from exposed energized parts without de-energizing or insulating the energized parts or insulating, isolating, or guarding the employee from conductive objects [1926.950(c)(1)]; and a serious citation for lack of an AWAIR program [182.653, subd. 8].

No inspection.

Victim was found lying on his back in a skid loader.

No inspection. No employer/employee relationship.

Victim was operating a roller (packer) in a driveway under construction. A portion of the wheels went off the roadway, causing the roller to tip over. The employee, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the unit and was pinned beneath the ROPS.

No citations issued. No standards violated.

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5022 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 5/22/05 Rogers

Employee Occupation

Operator

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Plastic Products 3081 326113 250

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

An employee was clearing a piece of plastic jammed between rollers. The employee slipped, and the employee’s hand was caught between feed rollers and pulled into the machine. Employees were guiding a traffic signal pole into the foundation, when the pole contacted a power line, resulting in burns to the employee holding the pole.

5023 Serious Injury

5/19/05 Lino Lakes

Laborer

Electrical Contractor 1731 238210 70

5024 Fatality

6/3/05 Pine City

Driver

Local Trucking 4212 484220 250 Vehicle Towing 7549 488410 17

5025 Fatality

6/6/05 St. Paul

Mechanic

Driver went to pick up a load of milk, got out of the truck and was pinned between the truck and milk house structure. The individual who found the victim observed that the parking brake was not engaged. An employee was working under the raised bed of a tow truck. The truck bed fell and crushed the employee.

Serious citation issued under General Duty for failure to have a safety interlock on the plastic grinder [MN Stat. 182.653, subd. 2]. Serious citations for failure to provide LOTO procedures and LOTO training [1910.147(c)(4)(i) and 1910.147( c)(7)(i)]. Serious citations for failure to ensure that employees were informed of the hazards associated with working near energized power lines and protective measure to be taken [1926.413(a)(1) & (3)]; operating equipment within 10 feet of energized lines and failure to employ a signal person [1926.550(a)(15)(i) & (iv). No citations issued. No standards violated.

Serious citations for failure to provide LOTO procedures [1910.147(c)(4)(i)]; failure to provide LOTO training [1910.147( c)(7)(i)]; failure to block & crib heavy machinery prior to servicing [5205.0670]; failure to maintain injury & illness logs [1904.29(a)].

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5026 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 6/9/05 Aitkin

Employee Occupation

Laborer

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Site Prep Contractor 1794 238910 123

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

An employee was using a bobcat to dump sand into the trench, while another employee was inside the trench, spreading the sand. The bobcat tipped into the trench, and the bucket struck and crushed the leg of the employee who was working inside the trench.

5027 Serious Injury

6/25/05 Coon Rapids

Mandrel Winder

Metal Window & Door Mfg. 3442 332321 80 Siding 1761 238170 8

5028 Serious Injury

6/28/05 Maple Grove

Construction

While attempting to remove a spring from a mandrel, the tab on the end of the spring caught the employee’s shirt sleeve. In an effort to avoid being pulled into the machine, the employee’s arm became entangled, resulting in multiple compound fractures. While dismantling scaffolding, four employees received an electrical shock when a piece of metal pole hit an overhead power line.

Willful citations for failure of competent person to inspect excavation prior to start of work and throughout shift, and for failure to remove employees from the hazardous excavation until the necessary precautions had been taken [1926.651(k)(1) & (2)]. Serious citations for failure to train employees in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions [1926.21(b)(2)]; failure to provide stairway, ladder, ramp or other safe means of egress in excavation [1926.651(c)(2)]; allowing employee to work in an excavation while another employee was dumping material into the excavation, without the use of a barricade, stop log or other device [1926.651(e) & (f)]; allowing employees to work in an excavation where water had accumulated without taking adequate precautions [1926.651(h)(1)]. Serious citations for failing to guard nip-points [1910.212(a)(1)]; and failure to provide means to cut off power without leaving the position at the point of operation [5205.0865].

No citations issued. No standards violated.

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5029 Fatality

Date of Incident City 6/29/05 Franklin

Employee Occupation

Laborer

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Site Prep Contractor 1794 238910 3

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

An employee was standing in trench putting in a new sewer line pipe connection when a trench wall caved in, completely burying the employee.

5030 Serious Injury

7/12/05 Arden Hills

Construction Worker

5031 Serious Injury

7/19/05 Plymouth

Maintenance Supervisor

Specialty Trade Contractor 1799 238990 5 Steel Coil Processing 5051 423510 300

An employee passed out while installing a fence due to heat stress related factors (air temperature, sun exposure, and humidity). The employee’s body temperature was recorded at 108F. An employee was being lowered by a crane into a 30 foot deep machine pit when the hoist rope disengaged, dropping the load block, platform and employee 6 to 8 feet, trapping the employee at the bottom of the pit.

Serious citations for lack of an AWAIR program [182.653, subd. 8]; failure to train employees in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions [1926.21(b)(2)] & failure to inspect excavation by a competent person [1926.651(k)(1)]; failure to keep excavated materials or other equipment at least 2 feet from edge of excavation [1926.651(j)(2)]; and trench did not have an adequate protective system in place [1926.652(a)(1)]. Non-serious citation for lack of an AWAIR program [182.653, subd. 8].

Willful citation for failing to comply with confined space standard [1910.146(d)(1) & (3), & (e)(1)]. Serious citations for failing to use a proper personnel basket [1910.146(d)(4)(vii)]; failure to develop & implement confined space rescue procedures [1910.146(d)(9)]; lack of confined space entry training [1910.146(g)(1) & (2)(iv)]; failure to provide lockout/tagout procedures, training & annual audit [1910.147(c)(4)(ii), (6)(i) & (7)(i); having less than two wraps on the rope on the drum on the overhead crane [1910.179(h)(2)(iii)(A)]; failure to have written procedures & provide training on electrical safety-related work practices [1910.332(b)(1) & 1910.333(b)(2)(i); allowing unqualified employees to work on electrical circuits [1910.334(c)(1)].

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5032 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 7/28/05 Chanhassen

Employee Occupation

Machine Operator

5033 Serious Injury

7/22/05 8/2/05 Hastings

Machine Operator

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Precision Metal Product Mfg. 3451 332721 68 Paper Supply Mfg. 2675 322231 700

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

An employee was removing a part from a hydraulic lathe machine when he stepped on the foot pedal activating the machine. The employee’s fingers were lacerated. An employee was moving belts on a laminator while operating it in the jog mode. The employee’s hand was pulled into the belt area, resulting in a crushing injury. Another employee was moving the belts when the roller pulled the employee’s hand into the machine, resulting in multiple lacerations. An employee contacted live electrical current while hooking up an insulator.

No citations issued. MNSHARP site referred to OSHA Consultation.

Willful citation for failure to guard belts and pulleys to protect the operator from ingoing nip points [1910.212(a)(1)].

5034 Serious Injury

8/30/05 Ely

Lineman

Power & Communication Line Construction 1623 237130 37

Serious citations for allowing an employee to work within the clearance limits of energized parts without the employee, part or other conductive object being isolated, insulated or guarded [1926.950(c)(1)]; failure to inspect and remove damaged rubber protective gloves and hose hoods [1926.951(a)(1)(ii)]; failure to employ safeguards or use of body belts with straps or lanyards when employees were working at elevated locations [1926.951(b)(1); and failure to perform visual inspection of equipment to determine if equipment is adequate prior to use [1926.952(a)(1)]. Nonserious citations issued for inaccurate OSHA 300 form and failure to certify OSHA 300 form [1904.32(a)(1) and 1904.32(b)(3)].

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5035 Fatality

Date of Incident City 9/6/05 Minneapolis

Employee Occupation

Carpenter

5036 Fatality

9/7/05 Grand Marais

Lineman

5037 Serious Injury

9/14/05 East Grand Forks

Laborers

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Commercial Bldg. Construction 1542 236220 535 Power & Communication Line Construction 1623 237130 120 Water & Sewer Line Construction 1623 237110 6

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

While walking through a tunnel created by concrete forms, an employee stepped through a floor hole in the tunnel and fell approximately 45 feet. Workers were engaged in overhead electric construction when a derrick boom contacted a power line.

Serious citations for failure to guard a floor hole [1926.501(b)(4)(i)]; anchor points were not installed & used under the supervision of a qualified person [1926.502(d)(15)(ii)]. Serious citations for lack of an AWAIR program [182.653, subd. 8]; equipment was operated within 10 feet of power lines, failure to erect insulating barriers, and failure to designate a spotter [1926.550(a)(15)(i) & (iv)]. Willful citation for improper sloping of the trench [1926.652(a)(1)]. Serious citations for not wearing a hard hat [1926.100(a) & .28(a)]; failure to provide a ladder for trench access/egress [1926.651(c)(2)]; failure to keep excavated materials 2 feet from the edge of the trench [1926.651(j)(2)]; failure of competent person to correct hazardous conditions [1926.651(k)(2)]; failure to protect employees when entering or exiting an area protected by shields [1926.652(g)(1)(iii)]; failure to ensure trench shield was no more than 2 feet off of the floor of the excavation [1926.652(g)(2)]; failure to wear high visibility warning vests [5207.1000, subp. 4]. Serious citation under General Duty for failing to enforce use of seatbelt for forklift driver [182.653, subd.2].

Two employees were working in a trench when it collapsed, completely burying one of the victims.

5038 Serious Injury

8/22/05 St. Cloud (Reported 9/22/05)

Yard Worker

Lumber Wholesale 5031 423310 174

A forklift tipped and fell on an employee.

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5039 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 8/4/05 Savage (Reported 9/23/05) 9/20/05 Chaska

Employee Occupation

Silk Screener

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Paperboard Box Mfg. 2657 322212 84 Fabricated Wire Mfg. 3499 332999 11

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

An employee was cleaning the silkscreen feeder board with the roller raised. The rollers were activated and came down on the employee who suffered crushing injuries. An employee was swedging pin racks on a press, when the employee’s foot got stuck in the treadle. While trying to free his foot, the employee actuated the press, resulting in the amputation of his finger.

5040 Serious Injury

Press Operator

5041 Serious Injury

10/18/05 Rush City

Laborer

5042 Serious Injury

10/25/05 Vernon Center

Manager, Grain Handler, Feed Mill Operator

Drywall Contractor 1742 238310 2 Grain Wholesaler 5153 424510 112

An employee was wiping & cleaning drywall next to an unguarded stairway and fell approximately 7-9 feet off of the open side of the stairway. Four employees and two farmers were injured when a dust explosion occurred in a grain elevator.

Serious citations for performing cleaning operation while press was not in a safe condition that would prevent unintended machine motion [General Duty , 182.653, subd. 2]; lack of machine guarding [1910.212(a)(1)]. Willful citation for failure to provide and ensure the usage of point of operation guards [1910.217(c)(1)(i)]. Repeat citations for not having an appropriate selector switch on the punch press [1910.217(b)(7)(iii)], and failure to provide training to press operators [1910.217(f)(2)]. Serious citation for not being able to supervise the selector switch [1910.217(b)(7)(ix)]. Serious citation for lack of fall protection [1926.501(b)(4)(i)].

Serious citations for use of portable light fixture in hazardous location [General Duty, 182.653, subd. 2]; failure to develop & utilize lockout/tagout procedures [1910.147(c)(4)(i)]; failure to train employees working in grain handling facility in general safety precautions & specific procedures and safety practices [1910.272(e)(1)(i) & (ii)]; failure to develop & implement housekeeping program to reduce accumulations of grain dust [1910.272(j)(1)]; failure to implement preventive maintenance procedures [1910.272(m)(1)(i)].

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5043 Fatality

Date of Incident City 10/13/05 Goodhue

Employee Occupation

Farmer’s Son

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Farm 0115 111150 0 Commercial Bldg. Construction 1542 236220 3

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

5044 Serious Injury

10/25/05 Mankato

Owner

A subcontractor was using a truck crane to move an L.P. gas tank on a farm site. The victim, the farmer’s son, was on the ground and made contact with the tank as the boom made contact with the overhead power line. Employees were setting trusses on a newly constructed block foundation for a 40’ x 70’ maintenance garage. The trusses collapsed and two employees fell to the ground.

No inspection. Not under MNOSHA jurisdiction because the farm did not have any employees.

5045 Fatality

10/25/05 Detroit Lakes

Production Manager

5046 Serious Injury

10/15/05 Brainerd

Delimber Operator

5047 Serious Injury

10/27/05 Carlton

Tire repair

Prefab. Wood Bldg. Mfg. 2452 321992 118 Site Preparation Contractor 1629 238910 15 Auto Repair 7534 811198 8

An employee was climbing a 24’ ladder and fell to the concrete floor.

Serious citations for failure to adhere to bracing requirements & utilize bracing materials that were supplied by the manufacturer [General Duty, 182.653, subd. 2]; failure to provide training & instruct employees in the recognition & avoidance of unsafe conditions [1926.503(a)(1) & (2) & 1926.21(b)(2)]. No citations issued. No standards violated.

An employee was operating a delimber and a branch swung around the side of the cab and struck the employee in the head.

Serious citation for lack of an AWAIR program [182.653, subd. 8].

A sidewall of a tire blew out, striking the victim who flew 17 feet into the air and hit the ceiling before landing on the concrete floor.

Serious citations for failure to train employees who work on rim wheels [1910.177(c)(1)(i) & (ii)]; failure to provide clip-on chuck, inline valve with pressure gauge & sufficient length of hose while inflating tires [1910.177(d)(4)]; failure to use restraining device & ensure employees stay out of the trajectory when inflating a tire [1910.177(g)(6) &(8)].

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5048 Fatality & Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 11/03/05 Hopkins

Employee Occupation

Shelving Installer

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Other Bldg. Equip. Contractors 1799 238290 90 Specialty Trade Contractor 1799 238990 200

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

Employees were installing shelving units. Two employees were on a lift 37 feet high when the shelving collapsed on them causing them to fall. One employee died and the other was hospitalized. Two employees were working on an air heater basket inside a boiler. While one employee manually turned the basket holder into place, the other would tighten rotor seal bolts. The employee moving the basket holder assumed the other employee was done tightening bolts and rotated the basket, crushing the other worker’s head between the basket and a structural support. Workers were installing a steel garage header that was held in place by the forks of a forklift. The forklift operator retracted the forks and exited the forklift. While standing under the header, the header fell and struck the employee in the head. Employees were installing a wind turbine on a tower. A fire started while using a cutting torch and one employee fell to the ground.

5049 Serious Injury

11/3/05 Schroeder

Field Boiler

Serious citations for failure to instruct employees in the recognition & avoidance of unsafe conditions [1926.21(b)(2)]; failure to ensure that the racking/shelving system being installed was adequately secured to prevent it from collapsing [1926.754(a)]. Serious citations for failure to document that all hazards had been eliminated before employees entered a confined space & failure to determine whether a non-permit space should be reclassified as a permit space [1910.146(c)(7)(iii) & (iv)]; failure to provide training before employees entered a permitrequired confined space [1910.146(g)(2)(i)]. No citations issued. No standards violated.

5050 Fatality

11/9/05 Prior Lake

Carpenter

New Multi-Family Housing Constr. 1522 236116 70 Other Bldg. Equip. Contractors 1796 238290 68 Freight Transport. Arrangement 4731 488510 70

5051 Fatality

11/11/05 Chandler

Service Technician

Serious citation for failure to implement procedures to cover “hot work” operations, including immediate availability of fire extinguishing equipment [1926.352(b) &(d)]. No citations issued. No standards violated.

5052 Serious Injury

11/9/05 St Paul

Yard Worker

An employee was struck by a vehicle while working in a rail yard.

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5053 Fatality

Date of Incident City 11/22/05 Plymouth

Employee Occupation

Warehouse Worker

5054 Fatality

12/6/05 Nevis

Mill Worker

5055 Fatality

12/7/05 St. Cloud

Maintenance

5056 Serious Injury

12/1/05 Victoria

Roofer

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Pharmaceutical Prep. Mfg. 2834 325412 137 Other Bldg. Material Dealer 5211 444190 20 Other Services Related to Advertising 7389 541890 350 Roofing Contractor 1761 238160 160

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

A forklift hit a beam causing it to tip over and crush an employee.

No citations issued. No standards violated.

An employee slipped on the ice and fell underneath a forklift.

No citations issued. No standards violated.

An employee was cleaning a glue bowl with a new cleaner and had a reaction. The employee was taken to the hospital and died a few hours later.

No citations issued. No standards violated.

While carrying pails of hot tar across the peak of a roof, an employee accidentally spilled some of the tar on the roof. The employee slipped on the tar, slid off of the roof and fell to the ground, sustaining back injuries. Volunteers were assembling roof trusses when the trusses collapsed, seriously injuring two volunteers.

Serious citation for failure to use fall protection on a low-sloped roof [1926.501(b)(10)].

5057 Serious Injury

12/9/05 Lino Lakes

Laborers

Commercial Bldg. Contractor 1541 236220 2

No citations issued. No employer/employee relationship.

2005 MNOSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Investigation Summary Log (updated through March 31, 2006)
Note: Citations reflect those originally issued following investigation

Log # Type Insp. # 5058 Serious Injury

Date of Incident City 12/19/05 Minneapolis

Employee Occupation

Firefighters

Type of Business SIC NAICS Size of Business Fire Department 9224 922160 444

Description of Accident

Result of MNOSHA Investigation

5059 Serious Injury

12/20/05 Austin

Rendering Supervisor

Rendering & Meat Byproduct Proc. 2013 311613 16,000

5060 Serious Injury

12/28/05 New Brighton

Production Worker

5061 Fatality

12/30/05 Fridley

Laborer

Sheet Metal Work Mfg. 3444 332322 500 Other Specialty Trade Contractor 1799 238990 70

Firefighters responded to a report of a natural gas leak inside a building. They shut off the natural gas at the meter located outside of the building. Shortly after the firefighters entered the building, an explosion occurred inside the building, injuring seven firefighters. In violation of standing operating procedures, an employee attempted to dislodge hog hair from a cyclone by flushing the cyclone from the top with hot water. The employee went to the discharge area of the cyclone, the clog loosened, came spilling out, and the employee was burned by the heat and force of the water. While feeding a metal screen into a roll forming machine, an employee’s hand was pulled into the in-going nip point of the rollers, resulting in the amputation of several fingers. The pressure in a hydraulic line in an elevator shaft was inadvertently released and the elevator car descended upon and crushed an employee who was working below.

Serious citations for failure to monitor the level of natural gas prior to entering the building [1910.120(q)(3)(ii)]; failure to use personal protective equipment to protect hands, face & neck [1910.120(q)(3)(iii)]; failure to use positive pressure self contained breathing apparatus [1910.120(q)(3)(iv)]. No citations issued. No standards violated.

Serious citation for failing to provide point of operation guarding [1910.212(a)(3)(ii)].

Serious citations for failure to eliminate pressure from pneumatic & hydraulic lines and to lock out the valve holding back the activating substance [5207.0600, supb. 2]; failure to clamp, block, or otherwise secure in position the elevator car [5207.0600, subp. 4].