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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18842666 - Ocean City Wastewater Treatment Plant

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 1


Inspection Nr: 18842666
Report ID: 0352410
Open Date: 09/28/1987

Site Address:
Ocean City Wastewater Treatment Plant
6405 Seabay Drive
Ocean City, MD 21842

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 158, Ocean City, MD 21842

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/09/1987

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:10/21/1987

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360752299

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14298426
Event: 09/28/1987
Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Crane Boom

Employee #1 was standing on the ground beside a tower crane that was being used to lift a 52-piece stack of 4 ft by 8 ft by 5/8 in. plywood. While the load was being lifted, the wire rope supporting the crane gantry broke, causing the gantry to fall. Employee #1 walked under the boom as it fell and was struck on the head and chest. He suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crane was being operated from ground level by a pendant control panel. The operator was located where he could not see whether anyone was under the boom or load.

Keywords:head, obstructed view, tower crane, work rules, equipment failure, chest, wire rope, crane boom, struck by, falling object

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18842666 Fatality Fracture Construction inspectors
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