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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1484974.015 - Valmont Industries, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah


Inspection Nr: 1484974.015
Report ID: 0418400
Date Opened: 07/22/2020

Site Address:
Valmont Industries, Inc.
674 Industrial Park Drive
Claxton, GA 30417

Mailing Address:
674 Industrial Park Drive, Claxton, GA 30417

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 327390/Other Concrete Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/24/2020


Case Closed: 02/17/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1627879
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
Current Penalty $10,120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,120
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 19100179 N02 III 11/24/2020 $10,120 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128012.015
Event: 07/22/2020
Employee Is Killed When Struck In The Head By Sling Hook

At 10:31 a.m. on July 22, 2020, an employee was operating a 30-ton Florida Handl ing System overhead bridge crane with the use of a wireless controller to lift a spinner wheel. The employee (crane operator) was raising the hoist on a 30-ton Florida Handling System overhead bridge crane with the use of a wireless control ler that had two double-leg Certex chain sling hooks attached to the cranes hoi st block. Two of the four sling hooks were attached to a load (spinner wheel), w hile the other two hooks suspended freely alongside the load. Shortly after the hoist was being raised, one of the sling hooks suspending freely alongside the l oad became caught on the metal frame (I-beam) of the Spinner Machine. Within sec onds, the sling hook dislodged from the metal frame and propelled toward the emp loyee, striking him in the head. The employee was killed from craniocerebral inj uries.

Keywords:crane hook, head, sling, struck against, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1484974.015 Fatality Crane Operator
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