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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 1 5
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $21,000 $70,000 $0 $1,100 $0 $92,100
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,100 $0 $1,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/13/2012 08/03/2012 $7,000 $7,000 $0 07/20/2012 R - Review Commission
Deleted 2. 01002A Serious 19180098 B01 07/13/2012 08/03/2012 $7,000 $7,000 $0 07/20/2012 R - Review Commission
Deleted 3. 01002B Serious 19180098 B03 07/13/2012 08/03/2012 $0 $0 $0 07/20/2012 R - Review Commission
Deleted 4. 01003 Serious 19180098 B02 07/13/2012 08/03/2012 $7,000 $7,000 $0 07/20/2012 R - Review Commission
Deleted 5. 02001 Willful 19180085 E 07/13/2012 08/03/2012 $70,000 $70,000 $0 07/20/2012 R - Review Commission
  6. 03001 Other 19040029 B01 07/13/2012 08/03/2012 $1,100 $1,100 $0 07/20/2012 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 6274.015 Event: 01/19/2012Employee Crushed Beneath A Shipping Container.
At 6:45 p.m. on January 19, 2012, at Cosco Japan at the port of Long Beach, CA, Berth J245, Employee #1 was supervising a container crane operator, while aboard a vessel on the cargo hatch in Bay #34. The container crane was offloading 20 f t and 40 ft shipping containers from the hatch cover on loading Bay 34, aboard t he vessel. The crane was handling a two stack high 20 ft container in the 3rd ro w from the offshore side. The spreader cables dislodged an adjacent six stack hi gh, 40 ft container from the 2nd row of the offshore side. The 40 ft container f ell, landing on a 20 ft container below on the hatch cover and then tumbled into the bay, crushing Employee #1 beneath the shipping container. The 40 ft long sh ipping container was reported to weigh 8.8 tons.
Keywords: accidental discharge, containerized cargo, crane, crushing, falling object, longshoring, material handling, ship, struck by, suspended load
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 189967.015 Fatality Longshore equipment operators

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