Inspection: 300877107 - Humboldt Bay Forest Products, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento
Humboldt Bay Forest Products, Inc.
50 C St.
Fields Landing, CA 95537
P. O. Box 266, Fields Landing, CA 95537
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 12/11/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||3328 A||05/02/2003||05/07/2003||$12,600||$15,750||$0||03/03/2004||W - Empr Withdrew|
On November 12, 2002, Employee #1 was working in the yard of a log shipping company. Employee #1 was assigned to band logs together using a banding machine to form a bundle. Once in a bundle, the logs would be lifted by a front end loader to be loaded on a ship or barge by a sling. The company had manufactured a jib boom arm that held the banding machine, which weighed 35 to 45 pounds. The jib boom consisted of a vertical pipe with an arm built horizontal to the pipe at its top. The horizontal beam was constructed from a metal "I" beam which had trolley's on it so the banding machine could be moved back and forth on the "I" beam. The "I" beam alone weighed 540 pounds. This was the first day that the jib boom was being used. Employee #1 was struck by the jib boom, when it suddenly fell over. A weld at the base of the metal upright supporting beam failed. Employee #1 was pinned to the ground by the "I" beam and received internal injuries which required hospitalization.
Keywords:beam, barge, front end loader, log, pinned, work rules, jib crane, ship, struck by, falling object
|1||300877107||Hospitalized injury||Other||Laborers, except construction|