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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1608379.015 - Detyens Shipyards, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Raleigh


Inspection Nr: 1608379.015
Report ID: 0420300
Date Opened: 07/18/2022

Site Address:
Detyens Shipyards, Inc.
Usns 1st Lt. Jack Lummus 1670 Drydock Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405

Mailing Address:
1670 Drydock Avenue Building 236, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29405

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 336611/Ship Building and Repairing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/21/2022


Case Closed: 03/09/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1920205
Inspection 1609273 Yes
Inspection 1609271 Yes
Inspection 1608670 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $14,502 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,502
Current Penalty $8,701 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,701
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. 01001A Serious 19100145 C03 01/09/2023 01/20/2023 $14,502 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
2. 01001B Serious 19100145 F03 01/09/2023 01/20/2023 $8,701 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 147976.015
Event: 07/17/2022
Employee Is Killed In Fall While Welding Smoke Stack

At 8:15 p.m. on July 17, 2022, an employee was preparing to weld inside a ship's smokestack while performing ship repair at a shipyard. The employee was standin g on a plywood blank set 6 inches below the stack opening to prevent slag and de bris from dropping down into the engine room. The plywood blank did not hold emp loyee's weight and he fell 75 to 100 ft and was killed.

Keywords:fall, fall from elevation, plywood, ship, shipyard, stack, unstable surface, welder, welding

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1608379.015 Fatality
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