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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1100411 - Virginia International Terminals

Inspection Information - Office: Inactive-Norfolk

Nr: 1100411Report ID: 0316110Open Date: 04/17/1985

Virginia International Terminals
7737 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4491/Marine Cargo Handling

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/26/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Maritime Close Case:05/14/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360569545    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $560 $0 $0 $0 $0 $560
Current Penalty $280 $0 $0 $0 $0 $280
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19170017 K 09/16/1985 09/19/1985 $280 $560 $0 12/16/1985 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14328538Event: 04/16/1985Crushed Between Two Ship Containers
TWO EMPLOYEES WERE WORKING AT A MARINE TERMINAL, LOADING CONTANERS ON A RAILROAD CAR (TRAILER ON FLAT CAR - TOFC). THERE ARE TWO CONTANERS (NORMALLY ON A CHASSIS) ON EACH RAILROAD CAR. THE CONTAINER CHASSIS IS SECURED TO A 5TH WHEEL ON THE RAILROAD CAR. THE FRONT CONTAINER HAD BEEN LOADED. (THE REAR CONTAINER IS NORMALLY LOADED FIRST, HOWEVER THE CONTAINERS DID NOT SHOW UP IN THE PROPER SEQUENCE.) WHILE THE EMPLOYEES WERE ALIGNING THE REAR CONTAINER ON THE 5TH WHEEL, THE CONTAINER MOVED FORWARD, CRUSHING EMPLOYEE #1 AGAINST THE FRONT CONTAINER. THE OTHER EMPLOYEE WAS IN A CROUCHED POSITION AND SO WAS NOT STRUCK BY THE MOVING REAR CONTAINER.
Keywords: longshoring, railroad car, crushed, mech mat handling, containerized cargo
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1100411 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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