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Inspection: 315090258 - Spirit Aerosystems, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita


Inspection Nr: 315090258
Report ID: 0729700
Date Opened: 08/12/2011

Site Address:
Spirit Aerosystems, Inc.
3801 S. Oliver St.
Wichita, KS 67210

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 780008, Mc K06-94, Wichita, KS 67278

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 336411/Aircraft Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/13/2011

Emphasis: S:Fall From Height

Case Closed: 12/19/2011

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101346377
Referral 203131230 Yes
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 $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
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 19100023 C01 11/04/2011 11/30/2011 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201345808
Event: 08/11/2011
Employee Falls From Platform, Later Dies

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on August 11, 2011, Employee #1 and his coworkers were moving a Boeing 777 Crown Panel from one station to the next. The workers hooked slings to the Strong Backs mounted on the Crown Panel. Due to the limited height clearance and close tolerance to the platform, they removed the railings on the platform and used a Posi-Turner to rotate the panel from a vertical to a horizontal position. As they rotated the Crown Panel, the north sling got hung on one of the pins on the Strong Back. Employee #1 was working near the edge of the platform, assisting his coworkers in an attempt to dislodge the sling, when he took a step forward and fell 13 feet to the ground below. Emergency response was called, and Employee #1 was transported to Wesley Medical Center for treatment, where he died two days later.

Keywords:platform, aircraft, head, panel, caught by, fall, fall protection, sling, falling object, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315090258 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
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