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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 5 9
Current Violations 4 5 9
Initial Penalty $2,540 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,540
Current Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260250 B 9 08/24/1990 08/27/1990 $225 $615 $0 09/18/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 19260550 A 2 08/24/1990 08/27/1990 $225 $670 $0 09/18/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 19260550 A16 08/24/1990 08/27/1990 $225 $670 $0 09/18/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 04001 Serious 19260602 A 2 I 08/24/1990 08/27/1990 $225 $585 $0 09/18/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 05001 Other 19260152 E 4 08/24/1990 08/27/1990 $0 $0 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 05002 Other 19260450 B12 08/24/1990 08/27/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 05003 Other 19260500 D 2 08/24/1990 08/27/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 05004 Other 19260550 A 5 08/24/1990 08/27/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 05005 Other 19260550 A 6 08/24/1990 08/27/1990 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 964171 Event: 05/15/1990Employee Paralyzed When Struck By Falling Girder
Employee #1 and two coworkers were using a Caterpillar 572E to move four steel girders, each measuring about 5 ft by 50 ft by 30 in. and weighing approximately 20 tons. They were preparing to move the third girder from the front. The Caterpillar was mounted with a side boom which extended beyond the two girders in the front to hook up to the third girder. Employee #1 and a coworker attached tag lines to each end of the third girder and it had been lifted and moved approximately 10 ft when the front two girders tipped over, striking and pinning Employee #1. He suffered a broken back with spinal cord damage and was paralyzed. The side boom crane was not being treated as a crane. No capacity minimums were noted and modifications had been made to the boom. The steel girders were not braced against falling, except on the two outside girders. The employer does have a safety program.
Keywords: paralysis, girder, pinned, work rules, overloaded, construction, back, off loading, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104432844 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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