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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1399000.015 - Electric Boat

Inspection Information - Office: Hartford

Nr: 1399000.015Report ID: 0112000Open Date: 05/08/2019

Electric Boat
Graving Dock #275 Eastern Point Road
Groton, CT 06340
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 336611/Ship Building and Repairing
Mailing: 75 Eastern Point Road, Groton, CT 06340

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/27/2019
Emphasis: P:Fall, L:FallClose Case:11/06/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1452974 Yes  
 Referral1452974   Yes
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,260
Current Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19150073 B 10/04/2019 01/08/2020 $10,000 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 116061.015Event: 05/07/2019Employee Falls Through Access Hole And Is Injured
At 5:15 p.m. on May 7, 2019, an employee and a coworker were power washing the fourth level of the sonar dome, a dark, confined space, in the USS John Warner 785 submarine. The employee and coworker were working back to back, about 10 feet apart. The coworker turned around and noticed the employee was not there. The coworker asked another coworker, the tank watch, if the employee had left the area and was told no. The employee stepped through a 2 by 4 foot unguarded access hole in the work platform and fell 20 feet from the fourth level through openings in levels 3, 2 and 1, to the bottom of the vessel. The employee was found unconscious, face down in a puddle 3 to 4 inches deep of pressure wash runoff water. The employee was revived and was able to walk to the Vertical Payload Tube, where he was retrieved from the space by crane. The employee was hospitalized as a result losing consciousness, a gash to the back of the head, and pneumonia from the inhalation of water.
Keywords: unconsciousness, head, lung, laceration, infection, fall, unguarded fl opening, work platform, loss of consciousness, confined space, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1399000.015 Hospitalized injury Concussion Painters, construction and maintenance

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