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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1334631.015 - Blattner Energy Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1334631.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 07/30/2018

Blattner Energy Inc
4162 Highway 63
Malcom, IA 50157
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 392 County Road 50, Avon, MN 56310

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/30/2018
Close Case:12/12/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1365565    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $34,920 $0 $0 $0 $0 $34,920
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $40,000 $0 $40,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19261402 B 10/10/2018 11/28/2018 $0 $11,640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19261417 A 10/10/2018 11/28/2018 $20,000 $11,640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19261427 K02 I 10/10/2018 11/28/2018 $20,000 $11,640 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 107869.015Event: 07/27/2018Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Crane Tips Over
At 5:00 p.m. on July 27, 2018, Employee #1 was moving the Manitowoc MLC 650 crane to another location to set up cans for the wind turbine. As he moved the crane up an incline from the bean field to the string road, the ground collapsed, due to the weight of the crane. The counter weights on the crane came off and broke the cab from its position, tipping over, and crushing and killing Employee #1.
Keywords: overturn, struck by, crane, crushed, counterbalance, collapse
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1334631.015 Fatality Concussion Crane and tower operators

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