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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300317591 - Ward'S Crane Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Raleigh

Nr: 300317591Report ID: 0420300Open Date: 03/10/1999

Ward'S Crane Service, Inc.
Hwy 441
Cherokee, NC 28719
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
Mailing: 1955 Spartenburg Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/11/1999
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/24/2006
Emphasis: S:Construction Fatalities

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
Current Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260550 A15 I 04/08/1999 04/13/1999 $5,600 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200420073Event: 03/08/1999Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom
Some employees were using a mobile crane to maneuver a load of steel joists. The crane contacted a 7200-volt overhead power line, electrocuting an employee who was signaling and guiding the load. The crane operator jumped clear and was not injured.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300317591 Fatality Electric Shock Welders and cutters

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