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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1361118.015 - White Construction, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1361118.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 11/19/2018

White Construction, Inc.
4255 Hickory Ave
Saint Ansgar, IA 50472
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: Po Box 249, Clinton, IN 47842

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/19/2018
Close Case:10/15/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $11,640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,640
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $11,640 $0 $11,640
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260021 B02 12/20/2018 02/15/2019 $11,640 $11,640 $0 01/18/2019 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 111293.015Event: 11/17/2018Employee Is Killed When Crane Tips Over
At 12:40 p.m. on November 17, 2018, Employee #1 was assisting a coworker in placing a mechanical auxiliary support of a Liebherr LR 1500 crawler crane onto a truck trailer. The support weighed approximately 2.5 tons. The coworker loaded the mechanical auxiliary support by means of a JLG brand rough terrain forklift, Model G12-55A. Employee #1 stood on the bed of the trailer to help spot. After the support was initially placed on the trailer it was determined that there was a need to reposition the support on the trailer. A second attempt was made. At some point during the second attempt as the coworker was telescoping the loaded rough terrain forks away from the operators cab and towards the direction of the truck bed, with Employee #1 holding onto the spindle and walking backwards, Employee #1 fell off of the trailer bed approximately 3-ft 4-inches to the ground below. The mechanical auxiliary support became unstable and slipped off the forks of the rough terrain forklift and Employee #1 was ultimately stuck by the falling support and sustained fatal injuries. Employee #1 sustained a crushing injuries to his abdomen after being struck by the falling mechanical auxiliary support of the crane and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, powered industrial vehicle, tractor trailer, unstable load, falling object, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1361118.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Equipment Operator: Heavy

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