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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1616937 - Afco Steel Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 1616937Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 07/25/1984

Afco Steel Inc
1500 E 22nd Street
Little Rock, AR 72203
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3441/Fabricated Structural Metal
Mailing: P O Box 231, Little Rock, AR 72203

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/30/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/22/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360551154    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 17 18
Current Violations 1 17 18
Initial Penalty $180 $0 $0 $0 $0 $180
Current Penalty $180 $0 $0 $0 $0 $180
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100304 F05 V 10/17/1984 10/20/1984 $180 $180 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100305 A02 IIIG 10/17/1984 10/20/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19100305 B02 10/17/1984 10/30/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01001D Serious 19100305 G01 I 10/17/1984 10/20/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02001 Other 19100025 D02 VIII 10/17/1984 10/30/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02002A Other 19100106 D04 I 10/17/1984 11/23/1984 $0 $0 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  7. 02002B Other 19100106 D04 I 10/17/1984 11/23/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 02003 Other 19100106 D04 III 10/17/1984 10/30/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 02004 Other 19100106 E02 IVA 10/17/1984 10/20/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 02005 Other 19100106 G01 V 10/17/1984 10/20/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  11. 02006 Other 19100107 E02 10/17/1984 11/23/1984 $0 $0 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  12. 02007 Other 19100157 C04 10/17/1984 10/20/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  13. 02008 Other 19100179 D03 10/17/1984 10/30/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  14. 02009A Other 19100179 D04 III 10/17/1984 10/30/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  15. 02009B Other 19100179 D04 III 10/17/1984 10/30/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  16. 02010 Other 19100179 E04 10/17/1984 10/30/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  17. 02011 Other 19100212 A03 II 10/17/1984 10/20/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  18. 02012 Other 19100212 A05 10/17/1984 10/20/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  19. 02013 Other 19100219 D01 10/17/1984 10/30/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  20. 02014 Other 19100219 E03 I 10/17/1984 10/30/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  21. 02015 Other 19100219 F03 10/17/1984 10/30/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  22. 02016 Other 19100242 A 10/17/1984 10/20/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  23. 02017 Other 19100243 C01 10/17/1984 10/20/1984 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14237440Event: 07/24/1984Crushed By Rail Car Undercarriage
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A MOBILE HYDRAULIC CRANE TO HOLD 3 FLAT CARS LOADED WITH STEEL (GROSS WEIGHT 356,874 POUNDS) ON A SLIGHT GRADE. TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES WERE RELEASING THE AIR BRAKES AND REMOVING THE WHEEL BLOCKS ON THE RAIL CARS. THEY THEN SET THE MECHANICAL BRAKES TO EASE THE CARS INTO THE SHOP. ONE BRAKE HUNG UP ON THE FURTHEST CAR. EMPLOYEE #1 LEFT THE CRANE IN GEAR, WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND THE BRAKE OFF, TO ASSIST IN THE RELEASE OF THE CAR BRAKE. THE CAR WITH BRAKE TROUBLE WAS APPROXIMATELY 308 FEET AWAY. THEY WERE ABLE TO RELEASE THE CAR BRAKES. EMPLOYEE #1 THEN RAN BACK TOWARD THE CRANE WHILE THE TWO OTHER EMOLOYEES TRIED TO SET THE MECHANICAL CAR BRAKES. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS SEEN RUNNING NEXT TO THE CRANE THEN HE VANISHED. A WITNESS HEARD HIM YELL. THE WITNESS THEN WENT AROUND CRANE AND CARS (WHICH HAD STOPPED) AND SAW EMPLOYEE #1'S BODY NEAR THE TRACKS. IT IS ASSUMED THAT HE WAS CRUSHED BETWEEN THE RAILCAR TRUCK GEAR BOX AND THE GROUND.
Keywords: brake, railroad car, crushed, crane, hydraulic crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1616937 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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