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Inspection: 309087443 - Northrop Grumman Ship Systems

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge


Inspection Nr: 309087443
Report ID: 0625700
Date Opened: 07/11/2006

Site Address:
Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
5100 River Road
Avondale, LA 70094

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 50280, New Orleans, LA 70150

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 336611/Ship Building and Repairing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/12/2006


Case Closed: 05/01/2007

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100556711
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
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. 01001 Serious 19150111 B 01/09/2007 01/18/2007 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -  
2. 01002 Serious 19150116 J 01/09/2007 01/16/2007 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200554459
Event: 07/10/2006
Shipfitter Is Killed When Load Falls On Him

At about 2:00 p.m. on July 10, 2006, Employee #1 and three coworkers (all shipfitters) were walking under a 125-ton suspended load (a navigation room for a ship) to meet a superintendent that was already there, surveying the equipment attached to the suspended load. While the five workers were under the load, one of the two slings supporting it failed. The tensile load exerted on the wire rope sling that failed exceeded the manufacturer's capacity. This caused one of the sides of the suspended load to fall to the ground, fatally striking Employee #1.

Keywords:fracture, shipyard, wire rope, overloaded, suspended load, equipment failure, ship, struck by, sling, falling object

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309087443 Fatality Fracture Laborers, except construction
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