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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1484974.015 - Valmont Industries, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 1484974.015Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 07/22/2020

Valmont Industries, Inc.
674 Industrial Park Drivenull
Claxton, GA 30417
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 327390/Other Concrete Product Manufacturing
Mailing: 674 Industrial Park Drivenull, Claxton, GA 30417

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/24/2020
Close Case:02/17/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
Current Penalty $10,120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,120
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100179 N02 III 11/24/2020 $10,120 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 128012.015Event: 07/22/2020Employee Is Killed When Struck In The Head By Sling Hook
At 10:31 a.m. on July 22, 2020, an employee was operating a 30-ton Florida Handl ing System overhead bridge crane with the use of a wireless controller to lift a spinner wheel. The employee (crane operator) was raising the hoist on a 30-ton Florida Handling System overhead bridge crane with the use of a wireless control ler that had two double-leg Certex chain sling hooks attached to the cranes hoi st block. Two of the four sling hooks were attached to a load (spinner wheel), w hile the other two hooks suspended freely alongside the load. Shortly after the hoist was being raised, one of the sling hooks suspending freely alongside the l oad became caught on the metal frame (I-beam) of the Spinner Machine. Within sec onds, the sling hook dislodged from the metal frame and propelled toward the emp loyee, striking him in the head. The employee was killed from craniocerebral inj uries.
Keywords: crane hook, head, sling, struck against, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1484974.015 Fatality Crane Operator

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