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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1115427 - Pennsylvania Power Company

Inspection Information - Office: Pittsburgh

Nr: 1115427Report ID: 0317500Open Date: 07/06/1984

Pennsylvania Power Company
Bruce Mansfield Plant
Shipping Port, PA 15077
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
Mailing: P O Box 128, Shipping Port, PA 15077

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/06/1984
Close Case:10/05/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360505275    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
Current Penalty $500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 08/27/1984 09/07/1984 $500 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14247928Event: 07/04/1984Crushed By Falling Breaker Plate Assembly
ON JULY 4,1984, AT APPROXIMATELY 6 PM, EMPLOYEE #1, ALONG WITH TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES, WAS ENGAGED IN DISMANTLING A #55 CRUSHER-BREAKER-PLATE ASSEMBLY. THEY HAD CONNECTED A CHAIN FALL TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE BREAKER-PLATE ASSEMBLY AND PUT MAXIMUM TENSION ON IT. THIS WAS DONE TO HELP IN DISMANTLING THE BREAKER-PLATE ASSEMBLY. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE LACK OF SUPERVISION, TRAINING, A JOB SAFETY ANALYSIS AND AN SOP FOR DISMANTLING THE BREAKER-PLATE, THE EMPLOYEES FAILED TO WELD A "D" RING ON THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDES OF THE CRUSHER, ABOVE THE ADJUSTABLE BREAKER PLATE. THEY THEN FAILED TO USE CHAIN FALLS TO CONNECT THE TOP SHAFT OF THE ADJUSTABLE BREAKER PLATE TO THE "D" RINGS. THIS WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THE BREAKER PLATE ASSEMBLY FROM FALLING OUTWARD AND STRIKING EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS CUTTING AWAY THE BOLTS THAT HELD THE ASSEMBLY IN POSITION.
Keywords: dismantling, breaker plate, crushed, crusher, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1115427 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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