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Inspection: 307832659 - Cut Scrap

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile


Inspection Nr: 307832659
Report ID: 0418600
Open Date: 08/28/2004

Site Address:
Cut Scrap
114 Industrial Canal Road
Mobile, AL 36603

Mailing Address:
122 Sydnei Jo Kane, Berwick, LA 70342

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 336611/Ship Building and Repairing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/28/2004

Emphasis: N:Breakshp

Close Case:02/23/2005

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100452275
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
Current Penalty $4,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,900
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 19150116 K 02/09/2005 03/01/2005 $4,900 $4,900 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200451672
Event: 08/28/2004
Employee Is Struck By Falling Object And Is Killed

On August 28, 2008, employees were tasked to cut up and scrap two hopper barges. Employees precut the walls of the barge with torches. They left two beams holding the wall until it was time to lift the wall out of its original position and place it in the yard where it would be cut into 2 ft by 5 ft pieces for scrap. The employees finished cutting up the bow (nose) section of the barge into four pieces. Three pieces had been lifted out and placed in the yard. The employees rigged the last piece of bow (nose) section and called for all employees to exit the barge prior to the lift. One employee gave a signal to the crane operator to make the lift. As the bow section came up, it rotated and struck the port wall of barge number 1. The wall fell outboard of the barge and struck the starboard wall of barge number 2. The wall of barge number 2 fell on the employee that was standing on the deck (floor) of barge number 2. The falling object caused multiple blunt force trauma and accompanied by asphyxia which killed the employee.

Keywords:barge, asphyxiated, dismantling, work rules, struck by, falling object, cutting and burning, inattention

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307832659 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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