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Section: 56.14205
Date: 02/24/2010
District:
Negligence: Low
Injury or Illness: Occurred
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: Yes

Condition or Practice: On 08/17/2009 a miner was removing a bearing from the housing. Proper tool were not being used when removing the bearing, the miner was using a maul when striking the bearing a piece of the bearing chipped off striking the mine in the arm causing a laceration resulting in three stitches to close. A better tool to use would be the press.

Action to Terminate: The miner now uses the press to remove bearings from the houseing, terminating this citation.

Why this concerns you: Additional Information:

The citation written during an inspection conducted 12 January 2010;

The citation was a follow-up to a required 7000-1 submitted on an accident in the Iowa City Shop on 17 August 2009;

The citation was written as a Lost Workdays or Restricted Duty, even after I explained that no workdays were lost and there were no restrictions placed on the employee, other than keep clean, he returned to work that day after only approximately 1-2 hours at the clinic. I even offered to show the Doctors notes to the inspector;

After the inspector made up his mind to write the citation, he gave me the following options:

It could be written as using the wrong tool or lack of proper task training, the latter being more severe.

In closing, this situations makes me feel like You are Darned If You Do and Darned If You Don't, if you do not report the accident and something develops you are in trouble and its obvious to me that if you follow the rules you are punished!



Abatement Suggestions From Industry


A. Citation written during an inspection conducted 12 January 2010;

B. Citation was a follow-up to a required 7000-1 submitted on an accident in the shop on 17 August 2009;

C. The citation was written as Lost Workdays or Restricted Duty, even after I explained that no workdays were lost and there were no restrictions placed on the employee, other than keep clean, he returned to work that day after only approximately 1-2 hours at the clinic. I even offered to show the Doctors notes to the inspector;

After the inspector made up his mind to write the citation, he gave me the following options:

1.)It could be written as using the wrong tool. Or;

2.) lack of proper task training, the latter being more severe.

In closing, this situations makes me feel like You are "Darned If You Do and Darned If You Don't" if you do not report the accident and something develops you are in trouble and its obvious to me that if you follow the rules you are punished!

- posted on 02/25/2010


Additional Information:

The citation was written during an inspection conducted 12 January 2010;

The citation was a follow-up to a required 7000-1 submitted on an accident in our shop on 17 August 2009;

The citation was written as Lost Workdays or Restricted Duty, even after I explained that no workdays were lost and there were no restrictions placed on the employee, other than keep clean, he returned to work that day after only approximately 1-2 hours at the clinic. I even offered to show the Doctors notes to the inspector;

After the inspector made up his mind to write the citation, he gave me the following options:

It could be written as using the wrong tool or lack of proper task training, the latter being more severe.

In closing, this situations makes me feel like "You are Darned If You Do and Darned If You Don't", if you do not report the accident and something develops you are in trouble and its obvious to me that if you follow the rules you are punished!


- posted on 02/25/2010


Additional Information:

The citation written during an inspection conducted 12 January 2010;

The citation was a follow-up to a required 7000-1 submitted on an accident in the Iowa City Shop on 17 August 2009;

The citation was written as a Lost Workdays or Restricted Duty, even after I explained that no workdays were lost and there were no restrictions placed on the employee, other than keep clean, he returned to work that day after only approximately 1-2 hours at the clinic. I even offered to show the Doctors notes to the inspector;

After the inspector made up his mind to write the citation, he gave me the following options:

It could be written as using the wrong tool or lack of proper task training, the latter being more severe.

In closing, this situations makes me feel like You are Darned If You Do and Darned If You Don't, if you do not report the accident and something develops you are in trouble and its obvious to me that if you follow the rules you are punished!

- posted on 02/25/2010


Additional Information:

The citation written during an inspection conducted 12 January 2010;

The citation was a follow-up to a required 7000-1 submitted on an accident in the Iowa City Shop on 17 August 2009;

The citation was written as “Lost Workdays or Restricted Duty”, even after I explained that no workdays were lost and there were no restrictions placed on the employee, other than keep clean, he returned to work that day after only approximately 1-2 hours at the clinic. I even offered to show the Doctors notes to the inspector;

After the inspector made up his mind to write the citation, he gave me the following options:

It could be written as using the wrong tool or lack of proper task training, the latter being more severe.

In closing, this situations makes me feel like “You’re Darned If You Do and Darned If You Don’t”, if you do not report the accident and something develops you’re in trouble and its obvious to me that if you follow the rules you are punished!

- posted on 02/25/2010


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