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Inspection: 311263362 - Arcelor Mittal Indiana Harbor West

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana


Inspection Nr: 311263362
Report ID: 0551800
Open Date: 03/24/2008

Site Address:
Arcelor Mittal Indiana Harbor West
3001 Dickey Road
East Chicago, IN 46312

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 331111/Iron and Steel Mills

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/16/2008

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:06/10/2008

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100992015
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,950 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,950
Current Penalty $2,975 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $3,975
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 Other 19100147 C01 04/29/2008 06/16/2008 $1,000 $2,975 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 D05 I 04/29/2008 06/16/2008 $2,975 $2,975 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200996825
Event: 03/24/2008
Employee Is Crushed By Falling Joist

At approximately 10:30 a.m. on March 24, 2008, Employee #1 was a rigger. He was wrapping a 0.5-in. wire rope sling around joists that a crane would lift into position. The steel joists were approximately 48 ft long and weighed approximately 500 lbs. Employee #1 rigged a joist with the wire rope sling to a hook on shackles above the headache ball and then to a hook below the headache ball on the Grove crane. The crane operator had lifted the joist approximately 15 ft when the wire rope sling came off the top hook. Employee # 1 was killed when he was crushed by the falling joist. The top hook was not used in a manner to not side load the hook or to ensure the load was not carried by the latch of the hook.

Keywords:rigging, joist, wire rope, unsecured, hoist, crushed, struck by, sling, falling object, crane

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311263362 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported
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