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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1305013.015 - Us Steel Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 1305013.015Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 04/05/2018

Us Steel Corporation
1 Quality Drnull
Ecorse, MI 48229
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 423510/Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 1 Quality Drnull, Ecorse, MI 48229

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/02/2018
Emphasis: N:Amputate, N:PmetalsClose Case:08/06/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1320507 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $500 $0 $0 $500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $500 $0 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Repeat 408.11843(3) 05/21/2018 $500 $500 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 104452.015Event: 03/18/2018Employee Is Injured In Crane Incident
At 4:30 p.m. on March 18, 2018, Employee #1, a crane operator, was working to se at a stopper rod assembly on a crane tundish. The chains that attached to the cr ane to lift the stopper rod assembly into place were removed from the stopper ro d's lifting eyelets. During the repositioning of the crane, the chain hooks beca me snagged on the stopper rod assembly. The snagged chain hooks began to pull th e stopper rod assembly from its saddle at the same time that the crane's remote lost power on account of a dead battery. Employee #1 noticed that the chain's h ooks had become snagged on the assembly and worked to pull the assembly from its saddle. However, because of the loss of battery power to the crane's remote, E mployee #1 was unable to stop the crane's momentum that pulling on the rod assem bly had created. As a result, Employee #1 sustained fractures to his clavicle an d scapula on his left side, as well as fractures to his second, third, sixth and seventh ribs. He was hospitalized and received treatment for his injuries.
Keywords: chain, collarbone, crane, crane operator, fracture, rib, shoulder
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1305013.015 Hospitalized injury

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