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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 115677379 - Harnischfeger Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 115677379Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 10/30/1991

Harnischfeger Corporation
Kaminski St.
Georgetown, SC 29442
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
Mailing: Box 310, Milwaukee, WI 53201

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/08/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/10/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,125
Current Penalty $850 $0 $0 $0 $0 $850
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260550 G08 II 11/25/1991 11/28/1991 $850 $2,125 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 800334Event: 10/18/1991Employee Injured When Struck By Dropping Headache Ball
Employees in a personnel basket were being lowered to the ground with oxygen and acetylene bottles and scaffold planking, using a 50 ton P & H all-terrain crane. The boom was fully extended with a 119.6 ft jib. The basket was about 1 to 2 ft from the ground. The crane operator was laying the boom down near a pole where employees could tie up the bottles. The crane tipped, the basket hit the ground, and the headache ball hit the ground. When the boom started back up, it pulled the headache ball back off the ground and dropped it into the basket, striking Employee #1. He sustained a broken arm and neck injuries. The employer failed to do a pre-lift meeting at each new work location.
Keywords: crane boom, work rules, construction, neck, struck by, arm, headache ball, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115677379 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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