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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $975 $0 $0 $0 $0 $975
Current Penalty $585 $0 $0 $0 $0 $585
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19170050 C01 03/11/1999 03/30/1999 $585 $975 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19170026 D 03/11/1999 03/17/1999 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02002 Other 19170026 D 03/11/1999 03/17/1999 $0 $0 $0 Z - Issued
  4. 02003 Other 19170027 B01 03/11/1999 04/27/1999 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200550390 Event: 10/28/1998Employee Killed In Fall To Bottom Of Barge
Employee #1, a laborer, and three coworkers were closing rolling hatch covers on a 35 ft wide by 195 ft long hopper barge. One coworker was operating a crane mounted on a deck barge equipped with a spreader bar and a four-leg bridle. Employee #1 was standing on a hatch cover that was secured to another cover with two latches. The crane operator was lifting the spreader bar and bridles, trying to close two other covers so they could be latched when the latches securing the cover on which Employee #1 was standing broke loose, causing the covers to separate. He fell into the bottom of the hopper barge, sustaining fatal head and neck injuries.
Keywords: longshoring, barge, head, cover, work rules, fall, neck, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301993291 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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