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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 104711866 - S & R Hydra Crane Service

Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico

Nr: 104711866Report ID: 0653510Open Date: 02/23/1988

S & R Hydra Crane Service
Hurley Smelter Acid Plant
Hurley, NM 88043
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: Po Box 2338, Silver City, NM 88062

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/08/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/08/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360248017    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 1 4
Current Violations 2 1 1 4
Initial Penalty $500 $1,750 $0 $0 $0 $2,250
Current Penalty $250 $875 $0 $0 $0 $1,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Willful 90005 A 05/04/1988 05/09/1988 $875 $1,750 $0 05/12/1988 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 19100132 A 05/04/1988 05/09/1988 $100 $200 $0 05/12/1988 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02002 Serious 19100180 E02 I 05/04/1988 06/20/1988 $150 $300 $0 05/12/1988 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 03001 Other 19100189 D06 05/04/1988 06/13/1988 $0 $0 $0 05/12/1988 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14301451Event: 02/23/1988Employee Killed When Knocked Into Acid By Broken Part
Employee #11 was standing on a discharge pipe during a routine replacement of an electric motor on the C-circulating pump for an acid plant cooling tower. A crane's cantilevered fly section broke away from the main boom, then struck and broke a 4 inch and a 6 inch acid line. The acid lines were not in service at the time of the accident. The cantilevered fly section then came to rest on top of the 24 inch discharge pipe that Employee #11 was standing on. He was knocked onto a deck and into the sulfuric acid that was pouring from the out-of-service acid lines. Employees #1 through #10 were injured trying to rescue Employee #11, who was killed.
Keywords: equipment failure, sulfuric acid, maintenance, caustic, cooling tower, construction, fall, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104711866 Occupation Not Listed

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