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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 100160704 - Chicago Bridge & Iron

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City

Nr: 100160704Report ID: 0521700Open Date: 12/04/1985

Chicago Bridge & Iron
St. George Rd. & Rt. 50
Bourbonais, IL 60914
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3441/Fabricated Structural Metal

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/13/1985
Close Case:02/20/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360170013    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,120
Current Penalty $280 $0 $0 $0 $0 $280
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100179 N03 VI 03/24/1986 03/27/1986 $280 $560 $0 04/17/1986 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100184 C09 03/24/1986 03/27/1986 $560 $560 $0 04/17/1986 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14212286Event: 11/15/1985Employee Struck By Swinging Steel Weldment
ON NOVEMBER 15, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE ATTEMPTING TO PLACE A BASE PLATE ON AN "A" FRAME SPHERICAL SECTION WELDMENT. THE WELDMENT WAS PLACED IN A NEARLY VERTICAL POSITION, RESTING ON THE BOTTOM (BASE), AND SUPPORTED AT THE TOP BY A SINGLE ANGLE BRACE, WELDED TO THE SECTION AND TO THE FLOOR. IN ORDER TO INSTALL THE BASE PLATE, A CRANE WAS HOOKED TO THE WELDMENT, WITH THE SLINGS ATTACHED NEAR THE WELDMENT BOTTOM. AS THE WELDMENT WAS LIFTED A FEW INCHES, THE ANGLE BRACE WAS PLACED UNDER STRESS. THE BRACE EVENTUALLY BROKE, CAUSING THE WELDMENT TO SWING AND FALL, STRIKING EMPLOYEE #1. HE SUSTAINED 4 BROKEN RIBS AND 2 BROKEN VERTEBRAE. HE DIED 10 DAYS LATER FROM A PULMONARY EMBOLISM.
Keywords: embolism, fracture, unsecured, rib, struck by, falling object, vertebra, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100160704 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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