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Inspection: 120120712 - Cherne Contracting Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 120120712Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 12/08/1994

Cherne Contracting Corporation
1801 E Sepulveda Blvd
Carson, CA 90749
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2911/Petroleum Refining
Mailing: 9855 W 78th Starson Street, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Inspection Type:Complaint
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/16/1995
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:06/17/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint76042258 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $11,125 $0 $0 $600 $0 $11,725
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,125 $0 $1,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 5031 B 03/16/1995 04/18/1995 $375 $375 $0 04/06/1995 D - Govt Dismissed
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A07 03/16/1995 04/18/1995 $225 $225 $0 04/06/1995 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 02001 Other 4994 B 03/16/1995 04/03/1995 $450 $5,000 $0 04/06/1995 W - Empr Withdrew
  4. 03001 Other 4999 A 03/16/1995 04/03/1995 $450 $5,000 $0 04/06/1995 W - Empr Withdrew
Deleted 5. 04001 Serious 3203 A02 03/16/1995 04/03/1995 $1,125 $1,125 $0 04/06/1995 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170891253Event: 12/08/1994Crane Operator Injured When Malfunctioning Crane Overturns
On December 8, 1994, Employee #1 was operating a 40-ton Lorain crane (Model No. LRT400; Serial No. 92073) in the Arco Clean Fuels Project laydown yard. Before starting work in the morning, Employee #1 had explained problems with his crane's computer to his supervisor and foreman, complaining about the lack of an override key. He completed his first two picks using an outrigger and one-part line. The third pick was a fireproof column from the yard onto a flatbed trailer. After the third pick, the LMI computer stopped the crane, reset to a two-parts line, and boomed up. The outriggers then retracted to on-rubber position and reset to a one-part line. The load again picked up. The computer again shut down and reprogrammed the crane to a two-parts line. As the crane swung and approached the trailer, it started tipping forward. Employee #1 lowered the load, opened the cab door, and leaped out as the crane tipped over backward and rested on the counterweight and boom, with the cab and front wheels up in the air. Employee #1 was hospitalized with ankle injuries and a dislocated elbow.
Keywords: outrigger, inadequate maint, control malfunction, dislocated, elbow, crane operator, ankle, crane, overturn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120120712 Hospitalized injury Fracture Crane and tower operators

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