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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 102263944 - Litton Avondale Industries

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 102263944Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 03/31/1993

Litton Avondale Industries
4000 Peters Road
Harvey, LA 70058
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3731/Ship Building and Repairing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/14/1993
Close Case:02/24/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19150092 E 05/03/1993 05/06/1993 $0 $5,000 $0 05/27/1993 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14392492Event: 03/29/1993Shipfitter Killed In Fall From Ship'S Hold Platform
Employee #1 was a fourth class shipfitter working with a second class shipfitter. At 6:00 a.m. on March 29, 1993, they started work on the S.S. John Lykes in drydock. Manhole covers had been removed in the ship's shaft alley and in the double bottom holds for inspection by USCG and others. New gaskets were needed to reinstall these covers, and there were varying numbers of studs for the covers; ergo, each cover had to be checked. Drop lights were already present in holds #6 and #4. No lights were in hold #5, and the hatch was closed. Employee #1, with no light, descended the escape trunk ladder to the first hold platform, approximately 19 ft below the deck. The platform was 52 in. wide and extended around all sides of the hold. Presumably he fell about 27 ft from this level to the bottom of the hold and sustained a fatal head injury.
Keywords: platform, head, manhole cover, shipyard, work rules, ladder, fall, concussion, manhole, poor visibility
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102263944 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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