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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106967540 - Pasminco Zinc Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nashville

Nr: 106967540Report ID: 0420100Open Date: 01/07/2002

Pasminco Zinc Inc.
1800 Zinc Plant Road
Clarksville, TN 37041
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4491/Marine Cargo Handling
Mailing: P.O. Box 1104, Clarksville, TN 37041

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/30/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Maritime Close Case:04/02/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $9,450 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,450
Current Penalty $5,670 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,670
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19180032 B 02/13/2002 02/20/2002 $3,780 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19180091 B 02/13/2002 02/20/2002 $1,890 $3,150 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19170027 B02 02/13/2002 03/12/2002 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202064150Event: 01/04/2002Barge Accident Kills One Employee And Injures Another
At approximately 8 a.m. on January 4, 2002, two employees were on a barge that was 200 feet in length and 28 feet in width. They were attempting to open the hatch covers so they could remove the residual zinc iron sulfide ("sphalerite"), from the barge. A wire rope winch line was attached to the starboard side of the barge hatch cover. When the winch operator started the winching operation, the hatch covers jammed. In an effort to dislodge the covers, the two employees climbed up on the hatch covers and relocated the winch line to the port side. The two employees remained on the hatch covers during the opening process. When tension was placed on the winch line, the hatch covers were dislodged and the bottom covers traveled in the opposite direction than that which was intended. The top hatch covers were pulled toward the bow, but the bottom covers went towards the stern. One employee died in this accident, and the other employee was hospitalized. Details concerning the employees' injuries were not reported.
Keywords: barge, cover, wire rope, hatch, struck against, interlock, jammed, struck by, winch
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106967540 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 106967540 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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