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Title: To provide an overview of OSHA's response to thes


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Fatalities, FY 2008Little Rock Area
OfficeName Monty Cole, AADEvent OSHA Update
Date August 22, 2008Special Thanks To Tom
Brown- one of our new Compliance Officers, for
helping compile the data
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Always Be On The Lookout For Unexpected Hazards
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Goals of This Presentation
  • To highlight the types and numbers of fatal work
    related accidents for Fiscal Year 2008
  • To raise awareness of hazards/conditions that can
    lead to workplace fatalities
  • To provide an overview of OSHAs response to
    these incidents.
  • Discuss process improvements to tracking and
    identifying trends.

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Fatality Investigations
  • OSHA Investigates Workplace fatalities and
    catastrophes under our jurisdiction.
  • OSHAs goal is to initiate all fatality
    investigations within one day
  • Since OSHAs inception, workplace fatalities have
    been reduced by 60

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A Few Reasons For No Inspection
  • No jurisdiction- employee of local or State
    government.
  • No employees- Sole owner with no employees.
  • Death due to strictly natural cause- (heart
    attack, stroke, etc.)
  • Criminal Act being investigated by a law
    enforcement agency- (homicide)

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Fatality Overview By Type of Incident
Fatalities not directly related to job
activities.21- Cardiovascular or MI
events5-Homicides2- Motor Vehicle
Accidents1- Natural Disaster (Tornado- Clinton,
AR)

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Total Number of Incidents
  • 52 Events Reported to the LRAO
  • 54 Total Fatalities (3 Victims at one incident)
  • 21 Inspections Were Conducted
  • At least 30 Event Violations (others pending-
    including potentially Willful violation under
    review.)

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Types of Fatalities Continued
  • Fatalities Associated With Work Activities

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Summary by Major SIC
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  • Types of Fatalities By SIC

Struck By-Crushing 0721- Crop Planting
Cultivation 0783- Ornamental Shrub/Tree
Svcs 0783- Ornamental Shrub/Tree Svcs 1629- Heavy
Construction Except Highway 1794-
Trenching/Excavation 2411- Logging 2411-
Logging 3547- Rolling Mill Machinery 3585-
Commercial HVAC 4491- Marine Cargo
Handling 5051- Metal Service 5171-Petroleum, Bulk
Stations 7538- General Auto Repair 8713-
Surveying Service
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Types of Fatalities By SIC
  • Falls From
  • 1623- Water/Sewer Construction
  • 1742- Plastering, Drywall, Insulation
  • 1791- Steel Erectors
  • 2011- Meat Packing Plants
  • 8711- Engineering Services

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Types of Fatalities By SIC
  • Electrocutions
  • 0131- Cotton Farms
  • 1623-Water/Sewer/Power Line Const.
  • 3089-Plastic Products, NEC

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A Few Trends Noted
  • Struck-By (Logging/Tree Trimming)
  • Two employees killed in the Logging industry (SIC
    2411). One employee struck-by Tree. One employee
    Struck-by log that fell out of grappler (truck
    driver in log yard.)
  • Two employees killed in tree trimming (SIC 0783-
    Ornamental). Both struck-by trees.

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Logging Fatal- Apparent Improper Felling
Techniques
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Trends Continued
  • Struck-by (Tires)
  • One employee was struck by a heavy equipment tire
    that exploded. Root cause- tire over heated and
    exploded. (No citations issued)
  • One employee was struck by a tire that exploded
    during inflation. Tire was propelled into the air
    struck the employee when if fell back to the
    ground.

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Tire Explosion-superheated tire
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Trends Continued
  • Falls From Elevation Into Water
  • One employee fell off unguarded concrete apron
    into river.
  • Three employees fell in Arkansas River while
    working on platform performing bridge work.

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Demographic Considerations
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Months and Times
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Other Commonalities
  • 2 Incidents involving power lines
  • 2 Incidents involved Vehicle Roll Overs
  • 2 Incidents involved being struck-by Vehicles
  • 2 Incidents involved apparent failure to lock-out
    equipment
  • 2 Incidents (4 victims) over water

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General Discussion of Citations Issued Related
to Primary Cause/Hazard The LRAO Issued
approximately 30 citations associated with
fatality investigations. Of those 30
citations, 28 were related to the hazardous
condition associated with the fatal accident.A
number of citations are pending issuance.
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OSHA Website- Inspection Information
  • Users can Search the OSHA Database for inspection
    summary information at www.osha.gov.
  • On the right side of the home page, click the
    Inspection Data link under the STATISTICS
    heading.

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Fatality Case StudyDisclaimers The following
case is not under active investigation. No
confidential or trade secret material is depicted
in the following photographs. The citation
information is publically available on the OSHA
website.
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The Facts
  • The company was in SIC 5051- metal service
    centers, marketing
  • The victim was struck-by (caught between/crushed
    by a moveable roller conveyor and a stationary
    roller.
  • The employee worked unsupervised as the lead
    maintenance man.
  • The employee was not utilizing Lock Out While
    Working on the Machine.

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Case Study Facts Continued
  • The machine was a steel banding/packaging
    machine.
  • The victim had attempted to repair the roller
    conveyor lift mechanism (hydraulic piston and
    cylinder shaft. The treaded end of the shaft had
    sheared- employee attempted to weld the threaded
    end back onto the shaft.)

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Case Study Facts Continued
  • The victim was attempting (with the help of
    another employee) to make final adjustments to
    the travel of the moveable conveyor section.)
  • The repair weld failed, the moveable conveyor
    section fell, catching the employee between the
    moveable and stationary conveyors.

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Case Study ContinuedPhoto- Employee was between
the Two Conveyor Sections
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Case Study Continued, View of Shaft and Lift
Mechanism
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Case Study Continued- Broken end of Shaft
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Case Study Continued- Threaded end of broken
shaft in cam or pivot mechanism
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Case Study, Apparent Hazards/Citations1.
Employer did not have a LOTO (Energy Control)
Program2. Employee was not provided with Lock
Out Devices, including a means to block the
moving table in the event of such a failure3.
Other citations issued
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Future Goals
  • Institute enhanced tracking and trend analysis
    procedures.
  • Alert our stakeholders, staff and partners of any
    trends.
  • Use data to develop early intervention strategies
    as resources and staffing allow.

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Questions?
Thanks for all that you do for Occupational
Safety and Health in the great State of
Arkansas. We cant do it without you!
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