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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 122191166 - Caterpillar Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria

Nr: 122191166Report ID: 0524500Open Date: 11/08/1995

Caterpillar Inc.
100 Tractor Dr. Bldg. Bb
East Peoria, IL 61630
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3321/Gray and Ductile Iron Foundries

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/14/1996
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/19/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100179 L02 II 04/29/1996 05/03/1996 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100179 L01 04/29/1996 05/03/1996 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100179 N04 I 04/29/1996 05/03/1996 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14380927Event: 11/08/1995Employee Killed When Struck By A Falling Hoist Block
At approximately 1:45 a.m. on November 8, 1995, Employee #1 was preparing to hoist a lift truck onto a deck. As he was rigging the truck for the lift, the operator of the crane raised the hoist block into the crane structure. The wire rope on the block broke. The block fell approximately 40 ft, striking Employee #1, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: rigging, hoisting mechanism, wire rope, work rules, broken cable, equipment failure, struck by, crane block, falling object, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 122191166 Fatality Other Furnace, kiln and oven operators

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