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Inspection: 1159128 - Steel Systems Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 1159128Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 05/29/1984

Steel Systems Inc
401 Taylor St
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
Mailing: P O Box 149, Decatur, AL 35602

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/30/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:03/16/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360537450    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
Current Penalty $245 $0 $0 $0 $0 $245
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260550 A15 I 06/12/1984 06/15/1984 $245 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14350110Event: 05/24/1984Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Crane
ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE AT AN OCCUPIED MANUFACTURING PLANT, A PITMAN HYDRA-LIFT TRUCK CRANE WAS BEING USED TO MOVE STRUCTURAL STEEL FROM A STORAGE AREA TO THE SLAB FOR THE PLANT ADDITION. A 34-FOOT-LONG STEEL TRUSS WAS HOISTED FOR PLACEMENT ONTO THE FLATBED OF THE TRUCK CRANE. TWO WORKERS HELD THE TRUSS (ONE AT EACH END) TO STEADY IT AND TO GUIDE IT ONTO THE TRUCK. WHEN THE CRANE OPERATOR ANGLED THE BOOM UPWARDS, IT CONTACTED A 7200-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE, WHICH WAS 23 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. THE TWO WORKERS HOLDING ONTO THE STEEL TRUSS WERE ELECTROCUTED. THE GRASS AROUND THE TWO OUTRIGGERS CAUGHT FIRE, BUT THE CRANE OPERATOR WAS NOT INJURED. PERSONS ON THE SITE WERE NOT TRAINED CONCERING THE REQUIRED SAFE CLEARANCE DISTANCES.
Keywords: erection process, overhead power line, electrical, e c, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, construction, steel erection, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1159128 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 1159128 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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