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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314772062 - Ingalls Shipbuilding

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge


Inspection Nr: 314772062
Report ID: 0625700
Open Date: 07/14/2011

Site Address:
Ingalls Shipbuilding
5100 River Road
Avondale, LA 70094

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 336611/Ship Building and Repairing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/09/2012

Emphasis: L:Ship

Close Case:01/18/2013

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102656733
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
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 19100303 G02 I 01/10/2012 01/16/2012 $5,000 $7,000 $0 02/02/2012 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200556629
Event: 07/14/2011
Employee Is Electrocuted In Ship Under Construction

On July 14, 2011, Employee #1, an electrical strapper, was working alone in a compartment of the Naval vessel LPD-23 under construction at Ingalls Shipyard. He was fastening metal straps to electrical wire bundles along the walls and ceiling of the compartments. A ladder was provided for Employee #1 to reach the ceiling; however, he did not use it due to obstructions in his work area. Apparently, Employee #1 climbed onto piping to reach the ceiling and stepped on a metal cover that protected a 110/440 volt solenoid-activated pilot valve for the AFFF fire suppression system. Employee #1 was found dead of electrocution. There were no witnesses to the incident. The metal cover was marked "DANGER HIGH VOLTAGE"; it was found dislodged after the incident.

Keywords:cover, shipyard, work rules, electrocuted, ladder, ship, pipe, unstable position

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314772062 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
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