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Inspection: 103226684 - Cincinnati Bulk Terminals,Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati

Nr: 103226684Report ID: 0522000Open Date: 03/08/2000

Cincinnati Bulk Terminals,Inc.
895 W. Mehring Way
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4449/Water Transportation of Freight, Not Elsewhere Classified

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/23/2000
Close Case:01/29/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101960334    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 12 2 14
Current Violations 9 4 13
Initial Penalty $20,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,250
Current Penalty $6,725 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,725
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100303 G02 II 03/23/2000 04/04/2000 $100 $1,000 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100305 G02 III 03/23/2000 04/11/2000 $0 $1,000 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19100334 A02 I 03/23/2000 04/11/2000 $0 $1,000 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19170026 D01 03/23/2000 03/28/2000 $2,500 $2,500 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19170026 F 03/23/2000 03/28/2000 $0 $2,500 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01006 Serious 19170042 A02 03/23/2000 04/25/2000 $0 $2,500 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19170045 F11 03/23/2000 04/11/2000 $625 $1,250 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19170047 A 03/23/2000 04/04/2000 $1,250 $2,500 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01009 Serious 19170095 B01 II 03/23/2000 03/29/2000 $1,250 $2,500 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01010 Serious 19170112 B01 03/23/2000 05/09/2000 $1,000 $1,250 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 01011 Serious 19170112 E01 03/23/2000 04/18/2000 $0 $1,000 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 01012 Serious 19170118 E01 03/23/2000 05/09/2000 $0 $1,250 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 02001 Other 19170026 B 03/23/2000 04/25/2000 $0 $0 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 02002 Other 19170045 K04 03/23/2000 04/25/2000 $0 $0 $0 04/17/2000 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201952108Event: 03/07/2000Employee Killed In A Fall Off A Ledge
Employee #1 was moving a barge downriver in order to position it so that a crane could continue to unload pig iron from inside the barge. The barge was moved by means of a "barge puller" or winch assembly. This consisted of a singe 0.75-in.-wire cable, the two ends of which ran over a series of pulleys or sheaves at either end of the dock. The upriver end of the cable then passed through a motor system or winch, which ultimately provided the power which would allow the cable to move up or down the river. In order to move the barge, Employee #1 secured the eye of a nylon rope to the "quarter bit" or back quarter of the barge, ran the other end through an oblong ring, and then ran it back and also secured that end to the quarter bit. While standing on the ledge of the dock which was elevated above the barge, Employee #1 used a pendant controller with a long electric cord to move the cable on the winch which, in turn, moved the nylon rope attached to the ring and then the barge. While moving the barge, the nylon rope broke which released the tension from the cable ring, allowing the cable to fly upward in the direction of where Employee #1 was standing. The motion of the cable either struck Employee #1 or caused him to fall from the ledge into the water.
Keywords: barge, wire rope, broken cable, equipment failure, fall, winch, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103226684 Fatality Other Ship captains and mates, except fishing boats

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