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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1391322.015 - Detyens Shipyards, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Columbia

Nr: 1391322.015Report ID: 0418500Open Date: 04/03/2019

Detyens Shipyards, Inc.
Usns 1st Lt. Jack Lummusmain Yard
North Charleston, SC 29405
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 336611/Ship Building and Repairing
Mailing: 1670 Drydock Avenue Bldg 236, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29405

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/05/2019
Close Case:10/07/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1391255   Yes
 Inspection1391352    
 Accident1532941    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $23,679 $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,679
Current Penalty $8,619 $0 $0 $6,772 $0 $15,391
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19150056 C03 09/13/2019 10/02/2019 $8,619 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19150116 F 09/13/2019 10/02/2019 $6,772 $10,419 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 123056.015Event: 04/03/2019Employee Is Struck And Crushed By Life Boat Davit Arm
At 9:15 a.m. on April 3, 2019, Employee #1 was initiating the arc-welding to the davit #6 (a Harkrader Gravity Davit), manufactured by Marine Safety Equipment Corporation in 1985. The davit was located on the starboard side of the ship. When he setup the welder near the bottom of the davit, the wire rope holding the davit arm in place broke in two and the davit arm went from the "stowed" position to the swung-out position. When the wire rope broke, the davit arm swung down and struck the employee, killing him. According to the testing done by the Salt lake City Technical Center, the wire rope failed due to the electrical current that passed through it resulting in an electrical arc, which allowed the davit arm to swing down.
Keywords: shipyard, struck by, wire rope, electric arc, arc welding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1391322.015 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Welders and cutters

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