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Inspection: 1573155.015 - Bhc Crane Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 1573155.015
Report ID: 0950635
Open Date: 01/18/2022

Site Address:
Bhc Crane Llc
2500 Navy Way
San Pedro, CA 90731

Mailing Address:
Po Box 9077, San Pedro, CA 90734

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 333923/ Overhead Traveling Crane, Hoist, and Monorail System Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/18/2022


Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1855003
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $36,560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $36,560
Current Penalty $36,560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $36,560
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 16110002 F01 07/18/2022 $5,060 $5,060 $0 08/10/2022 C - Contested  
2. 02001 Serious 16110004 A 07/18/2022 $15,750 $15,750 $0 08/10/2022 C - Contested  
3. 03001 Serious 3650(L) 07/18/2022 $15,750 $15,750 $0 08/10/2022 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 142837.015
Event: 01/18/2022
Crane Jib Falls And Strikes Employee, Resulting In Fatality

At 7:00 a.m. on January 18, 2022 , Employee #1 and two coworkers were planning t o detach the jib from the boom of a Grove 110-ton mobile hydraulic crane (Licens e Plate #7DMP538; Model #TMS9000E, Serial #233637, MFC: Grove US. LLC). A cowor ker operated a forklift (Model #XH350L, Serial Number: S CH 39959, MFC: Taylor M achine Works, Inc.). The coworker raised the forks approximately 9 feet above t he ground, and placed them underneath the jib extension, until contact was made and the jib rested firmly upon the forks. The jib and the boom were securely at tached together by 4 metal locking pins and hinge attachment points. Employee #1 and a second coworker setup a 6-foot tall A-frame portable step ladder (Model : NXTIA06, Type: Non-Conductive Fiberglass Side Rail, MFC: Werner), underneath t he hinge attachment points, where the jib connects to the boom. Employee #1 cli mbed up the 6- foot ladder, while a coworker held the ladder at the base. The co worker handed Employee #1 a sledge hammer to knock out the locking pins. As soo n as the four locking pins were knocked out from their hinge attachment points, Employee #1, who was still standing on the ladder, proceeded to give visual hand signals to the coworker who was operating the forklift. The coworker, who was inside the cab of the forklift, saw these visual hand signals and proceeded to b egin lifting the forks that allowed for the jib to slide out and detach from the boom. As the jib detached from the boom, the jib suddenly rotated forward and f ell off of the forks of the forklift. At this moment, Employee #1 quickly react ed by grabbing onto the falling jib. The momentum of the falling jib, caused Emp loyee #1 to flip off of the ladder and fall to the ground, along with the jib. Once the jib fell to the ground, it rolled and came to rest on the neck of Emplo yee #1. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he died. He suffere d fractures to his neck and spine.

Keywords:boom, crane, crane boom, fall, fall from elevation, falling object, forklift, jib crane, ladder, neck, spine

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1573155.015 Fatality Not specified mechanics and repairers
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