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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 115097065 - Alcoa Mill Products

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 115097065Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 08/22/2000

Alcoa Mill Products
4879 State Street
Riverdale, IA 52722
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3353/Aluminum Sheet, Plate, and Foil
Mailing: P.O. Box 3567, 4879 State Street, Bettendorf, IA 52808

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/11/2000
Emphasis: S:Fatality Catastrophe, S:General IndustryClose Case:12/08/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $3,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,750
Current Penalty $3,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100179 J03 X 09/14/2000 11/01/2000 $1,875 $1,875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100179 N04 II 09/14/2000 09/19/2000 $1,875 $1,875 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200522332Event: 08/22/2000Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Load Block
Employee #1 and three coworkers were on a maintenance crew changing out the back-up rollers on the #3 cold mill. A 90-ton overhead crane, #816-4, was used to remove the top back-up roller, whereupon the crew set about removing the wiper blade from the old roller and attaching it to the new roller. This required the crane operator use the machine's 20-ton auxiliary hoist to remove and reposition the wiper blade. Having completed the initial phase of attaching the wiper blade, the crew signaled for the crane operator to lift the load block of the auxiliary hoist. He proceeded to do this while watching the crew for further instructions. As it was being raised, the load block struck the auxiliary hoist and two-blocked. The cable of the auxiliary hoist broke and the load block fell 36 ft, striking Employee #1 on the head. He was killed.
Keywords: head, maintenance, hoisting mechanism, work rules, hoist, overhead crane, struck by, two-blocking, crane block, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115097065 Fatality Concussion Machinery maintenance occupations

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