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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300757739 - Pacific Crane Maintenance Co & Hanjin Terminal

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 300757739Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 08/20/1999

Pacific Crane Maintenance Co & Hanjin Terminal
700 Hanjin Way
Long Beach, CA 90813
Union Status: Union
SIC: 9999/Nonclassifiable Establishments
Mailing: 211 E Ocean Bl Ste 405, Long Beach, CA 90802

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/20/1999
Close Case:09/04/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $6,250 $0 $0 $450 $0 $6,700
Current Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $160 $0 $4,660
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 01/28/2000 02/11/2000 $160 $450 $0 09/22/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3314 A 01/28/2000 02/11/2000 $4,500 $6,250 $0 09/22/2000 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201032182Event: 08/20/1999Employee Killed When Crushed By Plunger On Crane Catwalk
Employee #1, who worked for a crane maintenance company, was at a shipping terminal, sloshing (oiling) the newly installed wire ropes of a double cantilevered rail gantry crane, serial #2191, company crane #6. The crane was equipped with a trolley that ran in a north/south (land)/water) orientation. In addition to the operator's cab, the trolley had an upper structure called a trolley support cab that carried the hoisting mechanisms, including the sieves. Oiling of most of the wire ropes was done from the catwalk of the support cab. As the trolley support cab traveled northward, a 25 ft plunger extending inward from the north girder support entered the catwalk approximately 4 ft from the end and 4 in. above its top rail. Employee #1 was standing in this location and he was crushed between the plunger and the top rail of the catwalk. He died of severe head and chest trauma. The cause of the accident was the lack of methods or means to protect workers due to the movement of machinery or equipment while conducting service operations. The employer was cited for an accident-related violation of T8CCR 3314(a).
Keywords: chest, head, maintenance, work rules, gantry crane, caught between, crushed, catwalk, struck by, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300757739 Fatality Asphyxia Heavy equipment mechanics

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