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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 115086175 - Eagle Grove Crane Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 115086175Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 07/21/1997

Eagle Grove Crane Service, Inc.
Hwy. 59 & A22
Allendorf, IA 51334
Union Status: Union
SIC: 7353/Heavy Construction Equipment Rental and Leasing
Mailing: 1208 S Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/14/1997
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:06/24/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100520022    
 Accident360696819    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $3,000
Current Penalty $600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260550 A01 08/26/1997 09/05/1997 $600 $1,500 $0 09/05/1997 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 40008 1 08/09/1997 09/05/1997 $0 $1,500 $0 09/05/1997 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200520377Event: 07/18/1997Employee Killed When Tower Crane Overturns
Employee #1 was working from the deck of a tower crane, at a height of approximately 140 ft. The crane power plant had failed in the middle of the lift, and he was trying to charge the batteries so they could restart the crane. During this time, the approximately 38,000 lb load remained suspended about 150 ft above the ground. After about 30 minutes the outrigger support failed, and the crane and load fell to the ground. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: repair, hoisting mechanism, outrigger, crane outrigger, tower crane, equipment failure, hoist, fall, overturn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115086175 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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