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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111607008 - Layne Construction Company

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 111607008Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 04/18/1990

Layne Construction Company
One Veterans Dr., Veteran Adm Medical Center-#49
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: 3147 California Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55418

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/25/1990
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/26/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $16,740 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,740
Current Penalty $5,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260600 A03 I 05/17/1990 05/20/1990 $4,320 $8,370 $0 05/25/1990 R - Review Commission
  2. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 05/17/1990 05/29/1990 $1,080 $8,370 $0 05/25/1990 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 813840Event: 04/18/1990Employee Crushed And Killed By Falling Crane Boom
At approximately 1:10 p.m. on April 18, 1990, Employee #1 and a coworker were dismantling a 72 ft lattice boom from a 35 ton Link-Belt LS98 crawler crane for removal to another site. The crane boom had been lowered to an approximate height of 4 ft. The boom was held aloft by the boom pendants and was not blocked or cribbed or otherwise secured against dropping. The coworker, who was the crane operator, placed a block of wood under the boom bridle, but the bridle was not secured to the boom. Employee #1 was under the boom's tip section at the pin connection lugs. He removed the cotter pins from the boom pins and then pounded out the boom pins. As the last boom pin was removed the boom collapsed down on him. Employee #1 suffered multiple injuries to the head and neck and was pronounced dead at the site. The accident occurred because Employee #1 was allowed to work under the boom and remove the lower boom pins before the boom was blocked or cribbed.
Keywords: head, unsecured, work rules, dismantling, crane boom, crawler crane, construction, cotter pin, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111607008 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.

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