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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1399000.015 - Electric Boat

Inspection Information - Office: Hartford


Inspection Nr: 1399000.015
Report ID: 0112000
Date Opened: 05/08/2019

Site Address:
Electric Boat
Graving Dock #2 75 Eastern Point Road
Groton, CT 06340

Mailing Address:
75 Eastern Point Road, Groton, CT 06340

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 336611/Ship Building and Repairing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/27/2019

Emphasis: P:Fall, L:Fall

Case Closed: 11/06/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1452974 Yes Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,260
Current Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19150073 B 10/04/2019 01/08/2020 $10,000 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 116061.015
Event: 05/07/2019
Employee Falls Through Access Hole And Is Injured

At 5:15 p.m. on May 7, 2019, an employee and a coworker were power washing the f ourth level of the sonar dome, a dark, confined space, in the USS John Warner 78 5 submarine. The employee and coworker were working back to back, about 10 feet apart. The coworker turned around and noticed the employee was not there. The coworker asked another coworker, the tank watch, if the employee had left the ar ea and was told no. The employee stepped through a 2 by 4 foot unguarded access hole in the work platform and fell 20 feet from the fourth level through opening s in levels 3, 2 and 1, to the bottom of the vessel. The employee was found unc onscious, face down in a puddle 3 to 4 inches deep of pressure wash runoff water . The employee was revived and was able to walk to the Vertical Payload Tube, w here he was retrieved from the space by crane. The employee was hospitalized as a result losing consciousness, a gash to the back of the head, and pneumonia fro m the inhalation of water.

Keywords:confined space, fall, head, infection, laceration, loss of consciousness, lung, unconsciousness, unguarded fl opening, water, work platform

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1399000.015 Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance
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