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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $7,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,125
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19170013 A 02/24/1998 03/13/1998 $3,500 $5,000 $0 03/17/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19170050 C05 I 02/24/1998 03/13/1998 $0 $2,125 $0 03/17/1998 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 02001 Other 19170027 B01 02/24/1998 03/31/1998 $0 $0 $0 03/17/1998 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200420040 Event: 09/02/1997Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Metal Basket
Employee #1 and two coworkers were in the hold of a LASH (Lighter Abroad SHip) barge, off-loading metal baskets filled with blocks of crude rubber imported from Indonesia. Employee #1's two coworkers were slinging a draft of cargo consisting of three metal baskets stacked one on top of another. They were using special stevedoring gear, consisting of a 62 in. by 26 in. metal spreader bar with 10 ft long wire ropes attached at each of the corners, to make the picks. Custom-made steel J-hooks, fitted to each of the wire ropes, were placed under the top rim of the bottom basket in the stack in preparation for lifting out of the hold. Apparently, one of the J-hooks slipped after the load was raised slightly off the floor of the barge, causing the load to become unstable. The baskets fell over, with the top basket landing on Employee #1. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died several hours later.
Keywords: longshoring, barge, hoisting mechanism, unsecured, work rules, mech mat handling, off loading, struck by, falling object, unstable load
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300316486 Fatality Other Longshore equipment operators

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