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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 15287709 - Solite Lightweight Transportation Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 15287709Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 06/04/1986

Solite Lightweight Transportation Inc
11732 Kennewick Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4212/Local Trucking Without Storage
Mailing: 5125 Rozzells Ferry Road, Charlotte, NC 28216

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/11/1986
Close Case:10/06/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360769202    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $480
Current Penalty $480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $480
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260550 B02 08/19/1986 08/22/1986 $480 $480 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14257844Event: 06/03/1986Struck By A Craneload Of Concrete Blocks
AT APPROXIMATELY 4:30 PM ON JUNE 3, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A DICO HYDRAULIC TROLLEY BOOM CRANE TO UNLOAD CUBES OF CONCRETE BLOCKS FROM THE BED OF A MACK TRUCK. FOR REASONS WHICH ARE NOT KNOWN, THE BOOM STARTED SWINGING IN A CLOCKWISE DIRECTION. EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS OPERATING THE CRANE THROUGH A PORTABLE REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE, WAS STRUCK BY THE CRANE LOAD AND FORCED AGAINST THE TRUCK BED AND UP ONTO THE TRUCK. THE BOOM CONTINUED TO SWING, KNOCKING A PILE OF BLOCKS FROM THE TRUCK AND ONTO THE GROUND. A FELLOW EMPLOYEE HEARD THE BLOCKS FALL AND RAN TO THE TRUCK. HE SAW THAT THE BOOM WAS OUT OF CONTROL AND CUT THE CRANE'S POWER. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED HEAD AND INTERNAL INJURIES AS WELL AS NUMEROUS ABRASIONS TO HIS BACK AND CHEST. HIS DEATH WAS ATTRIBUTED TO CRUSHING INJURIES TO THE CHEST. THE PORTABLE REMOTE CONTROL USED WITH THE CRANE WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH ANY MEANS TO STOP OR START THE CRANE.
Keywords: chest, remote control, blocks, crushed, struck by, concrete block, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 15287709 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Crane and tower operators

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