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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103392239 - Bath Iron Works

Inspection Information - Office: Augusta

Nr: 103392239Report ID: 0111100Open Date: 03/08/1989

Bath Iron Works
700 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3731/Ship Building and Repairing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/08/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/21/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360863609    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 2 6
Current Violations 4 2 6
Initial Penalty $4,000 $20,000 $0 $0 $0 $24,000
Current Penalty $4,000 $20,000 $0 $0 $0 $24,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 06/15/1989 07/15/1989 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19150071 B05 06/15/1989 06/18/1989 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19150071 B07 06/15/1989 06/18/1989 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19150071 B07 06/15/1989 06/18/1989 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -
  5. 02001 Willful 5A0001 06/15/1989 09/14/1989 $10,000 $10,000 $0 -
  6. 02002 Willful 19150071 B07 06/15/1989 06/18/1989 $10,000 $10,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14273254Event: 03/07/1989Employee Killed When Head Pinned To Ship By Scaffold
A company's change in past practices in supporting a covered scaffold hanging over the side of a ship resulted in the supporting brackets being removed in error. Employee #1, who was working within the scaffold, had to reach between the edge of the scaffold and the side of the ship to loosen a clamp. When he did, the 6,000 lb scaffold swung into the side of the ship and pinned Employee 1's head. Employee #1 died the following day, March 8, 1989.
Keywords: head, shipyard, unsecured, pinned, work rules, ship, scaffold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103392239 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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