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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $2,500 $0 $2,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Other 19260021 B02 03/03/2000 04/28/2000 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Other 19260550 B02 03/03/2000 04/28/2000 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200050763 Event: 09/20/1999Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Crane Boom
Employee #1 and a coworker were dismantling the lattice boom of a Link Belt LS-108B crawler crane, serial #9LG3770, at the completion of a work project. The 80 ft long boom consisted of a 20 ft boom tip connected to a 20 ft section, connected to two 10 ft sections, connected to a 20 ft butt section that was connected to the crane. The boom was extended horizontal to the ground at a height of approximately 4 ft. Employee #1 was under the boom, pulling out the cotter pins from the boom pins, at the spot on the boom where the boom tip connected with the first 20 foot section. When he knocked out the boom pins, the boom fell; he was crushed and killed. Neither Employee #1 nor his coworker had been adequately trained in how to safely dismantle a crane boom. The pendant lines were still attached to the boom, which put added tension on the boom.
Keywords: dismantling, unsecured, crane boom, work rules, crawler crane, construction, crushed, falling object, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300056546 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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