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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1969906 - Strachan Shipping Company

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile

Nr: 1969906Report ID: 0418600Open Date: 01/28/1986

Strachan Shipping Company
Alabama State Docks, Pier #2, Vessel Star Evviva
Mobile, AL 36601
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4491/Marine Cargo Handling
Mailing: P. O. Box 2147, Mobile, AL 36601

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/28/1986
Planning Guide: Safety-Maritime Close Case:07/22/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral900844846 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
Current Penalty $320 $0 $0 $0 $0 $320
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19180025 E 06/26/1986 06/30/1986 $320 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14352769Event: 01/28/1986Employee Crushed Between Crane Leg And Cargo Container
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PART OF A LONGSHORING CREW. HE CLIMBED UP THE LEG OF THE SHIP'S GANTRY CRANE TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE TOP OF THE FREIGHT CARGO CONTAINERS SO THAT HE COULD UNLATCH THEM AND MAKE THEM READY FOR HOISTING ASHORE. HE CLIMBED OVER THE PLATFORM GUARDRAIL (THE PLATFORM IS AFFIXED TO THE LEG OF THE SHIP'S GANTRY CRANE) ONTO THE CONTAINERS. THE CRANE OPERATOR SUDDENLY MOVED THE GANTRY, CAUSING THE EMPLOYEE TO SLIP OR FALL. HE WAS CRUSHED BETWEEN THE LEG OF THE SHIP'S GANTRY CRANE AND THE FREIGHT CONTAINERS. THE EMPLOYEE SUFFERED RUPTURED INTERNAL ORGANS. HE WAS LATER COMMITTED TO A MENTAL INSTITUTION, EXPERIENCING SEVERE DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.
Keywords: longshoring, work rules, slip, gantry crane, crushed, fall, containerized cargo, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1969906 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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