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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300186632 - King Fisher Marine Service, Inc. Anchor Barge 82

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 300186632Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 04/15/1997

King Fisher Marine Service, Inc. Anchor Barge 82
Marine Docks Off Of Hwy 316
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P. O. Box 108, Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/15/1997
Planning Guide: Safety-Maritime Close Case:02/12/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $4,500 $0 $10,800
Current Penalty $2,250 $0 $0 $2,450 $0 $4,700
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 06/09/1997 06/13/1997 $2,250 $4,500 $0 07/01/1997 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 19150056 B04 06/09/1997 06/13/1997 $200 $1,800 $0 07/01/1997 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 02001 Other 19040008 06/09/1997 06/13/1997 $2,250 $4,500 $0 07/01/1997 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200210201Event: 12/28/1996Employee Killed When Struck By Flying Cable
Employee #1 and coworkers were working on anchor barge #82, which had a boom A-frame at an angle of an approximately 60 to 65 degrees. The end of the A-frame was held in place by a 3/4 in. steel-center wire rope; the cable had been run through two sets of sheaves to make a four-part line. The workers had connected the winch line on the barge to a 25,000 lb landing pontoon on the bank of the harbor, and they were using the winch to slide the pontoon back into the water to get it close to the barge. While strain was being exerted on the winch line, the employees stood back approximately 56 in. from the outside edge of the upper floor, which was 85 in. above the deck of the barge. The wire rope that was supporting the load of the boom broke, and the A-frame fell. A long piece of the wire rope swung back under the outside of the upper floor and struck Employee #1 across the left side of his head. He was killed.
Keywords: barge, head, wire rope, work rules, broken cable, construction, equipment failure, struck by, flying object, hoistline
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300186632 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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