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Inspection: 100782127 - Bush & Burchett Construction Company Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 100782127Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 06/20/1991

Bush & Burchett Construction Company Inc.
Route 10 1 Mile North
Hart, WV 25524
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1622/Bridge, Tunnel, and Elevated Highway Construction
Mailing: Post Office Box 320, Allen, KY 41601

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/06/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/22/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360338743    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 25 10 35
Current Violations 21 5 26
Initial Penalty $44,100 $259,700 $0 $0 $0 $303,800
Current Penalty $34,200 $203,000 $0 $0 $0 $237,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19030002 A01 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $600 $600 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  2. 01002A Serious 19260020 B01 12/17/1991 01/02/1992 $3,000 $3,000 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  3. 01002B Serious 19260020 B02 12/17/1991 01/02/1992 $0 $0 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  4. 01003 Serious 19260021 B02 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $3,000 $3,000 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 5. 01004A Serious 19260050 C 12/17/1991 01/02/1992 $1,200 $1,200 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 6. 01004B Serious 19260050 F 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $0 $0 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 7. 01005A Serious 19260059 E04 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $1,200 $1,200 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 8. 01005B Serious 19260059 G10 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $0 $0 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court
  9. 01005C Serious 19260059 H 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $1,200 $0 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  10. 01006 Serious 19260106 D 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $1,200 $1,200 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 11. 01007 Serious 19260251 C05 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $2,100 $2,100 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court
  12. 01008 Serious 19260500 D02 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $2,100 $2,100 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  13. 01009 Serious 19260550 A01 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $3,000 $3,000 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  14. 01010 Serious 19260550 A12 12/17/1991 01/02/1992 $900 $900 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  15. 01011 Serious 19260550 B02 12/17/1991 12/27/1991 $3,000 $3,000 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  16. 01012 Serious 19260550 B02 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $1,200 $1,200 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  17. 01013 Serious 19260550 B02 12/17/1991 01/02/1992 $2,100 $2,100 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  18. 01014 Serious 19260550 B02 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $3,000 $3,000 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  19. 01015 Serious 19260550 G03II C 12/17/1991 01/02/1992 $0 $3,000 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 20. 01016 Serious 19260550 G04 IA 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $2,100 $2,100 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court
  21. 01017 Serious 19260550 G04II A 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $2,100 $2,100 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  22. 01018 Serious 19260550 G04II B 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $900 $900 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  23. 01019 Serious 19260550 G04II I 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $900 $900 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  24. 01020 Serious 19260550 G04IV D 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $1,200 $1,200 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  25. 01021 Serious 19260550 G05I 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $1,200 $1,200 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  26. 01022 Serious 19260550 G08I 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $1,200 $1,200 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  27. 01023 Serious 19261053 A01II 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $1,200 $1,200 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  28. 01024 Serious 19261053 A03I 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $1,200 $1,200 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 29. 01025 Serious 19260550 B02 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $1,500 $1,500 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court
  30. 02001 Willful 19260105 A 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $21,000 $21,000 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  31. 02002 Willful 19260550 B02 12/17/1991 12/27/1991 $21,000 $21,000 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  32. 02003 Willful 19260550 B02 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $70,000 $70,000 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  33. 02004 Willful 19260550 B02 12/17/1991 12/21/1991 $70,000 $70,000 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
  34. 02005 Willful 19260550 G03II C 12/17/1991 01/02/1992 $21,000 $21,000 $0 12/31/1991 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 35. 02006 Willful 19260550 G04 IA 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $14,700 $14,700 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 36. 02007A Willful 19260550 G04 IIA 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $14,700 $14,700 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 37. 02007B Willful 19260550 G04 IIA 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $0 $0 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 38. 02008 Willful 19260550 G04 IIB 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $6,300 $6,300 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 39. 02009 Willful 19260550 G04 IVD 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $14,700 $14,700 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court
Deleted 40. 02010 Willful 19260550 G04 III 12/17/1991 12/20/1991 $6,300 $6,300 $0 01/03/1992 3 - Supreme Court

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14232540Event: 06/19/1991Employee Killed When Struck By Collapsing Crane Boom
Using 80 and 100 ton Link-Belt cranes, the employer was attempting to place a 110 ft long, 108,800 lb concrete beam on top of two piers that were 65 and 70 ft high. Two employees were on top of each pier helping to guide the beam into place. The 80 ton crane was at the east pier and the 100 ton crane was at the west pier. As the beam was being moved, the 80 ton crane became light in the rear. A backhoe bucket was placed on the crane's counterweight to stabilize it. As the 80 ton crane began to boom the beam south, the beam was pulled toward the 80 ton crane. This caused the rear of the 100 ton crane to lift up. At the same time, the operator of the 100 ton crane boomed up and pulled the beam toward the 100 ton crane. This increased the load factor on the 80 ton crane, causing it to tip, strike the pier, and drop the load. As a result, the 100 ton crane boom collapsed and fell onto Employees #1 and #2, killing them.
Keywords: collapse, crane boom, construction, crushed, struck by, unstable load
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100782127 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 100782127 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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