Inspection: 123304420 - Black & Veatch Construction, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Bridgeport
Black & Veatch Construction, Inc.
75 Bic Drive
Milford, CT 06460
8400 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114
Union Status: Union
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 07/06/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction
Emphasis: S:Construction Fatalities
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||5A0001||07/07/2000||07/24/2000||$7,000||$7,000||$0||07/21/2000||F - Formal Settlement|
On February 2, 2000, Employees #1 and #2 were boiler workers employed by Black and Veatch. Employees #1 and #2 were removing the temporary bracing from the west side of the low pressure side of the Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG), Unit 1. The temporary bracing consisted of three steel I beams that had been welded into position on the vertical columns. The three temporary beams on the east side had been removed on January 31, 2000. Employees #1 and #2 were using an Arc Gouger to cut the welds. Once the welds were cut, a sling was attached to the beam and to the hook of a crane. The beams were freed from the structure by breaking the slag with a hammer. Once freed, the beam was lowered to the ground. The top beam had been removed between 9:00 a.m. and 0930 a.m. Employees #1 and #2 took a coffee break sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Upon returning from the break, Employees #1 and #2.proceeded to cut the top weld of the second temporary diagonal bracing.. Examination of this weld indicates that it had been almost completely cut. At this point the structure started to move in a southerly direction. The structure struck the boom of the crane. The boom broke and struck the basket of the manlift that Employees #1 and #2 were working from, killing them. The boom also hit a second manlift. The worker in that lift sustained a broken leg. As the structure collapsed, it fell onto the crane trapping the operator. The crane operator sustained serious injuries to his legs.
Keywords:boom, brace, fall, fall protection, crane
|1||123304420||Hospitalized injury||Amputation||Occupation not reported|
|2||123304420||Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Occupation not reported|
|3||123304420||Fatality||Fracture||Occupation not reported|
|4||123304420||Fatality||Fracture||Occupation not reported|