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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

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: 116061.015 Event: 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 f ourth level of the sonar dome, a dark, confined space, in the USS John Warner 78 5 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 ar ea 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 opening s in levels 3, 2 and 1, to the bottom of the vessel. The employee was found unc onscious, 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, w here 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 fro m the inhalation of water.
Keywords: confined space, fall, head, infection, laceration, loss of consciousness, lung, unconsciousness, unguarded fl opening, water, work platform
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1399000.015 Hospitalized injury Painters, construction and maintenance

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