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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303183990 - Traffic Control Devices

Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale

Nr: 303183990Report ID: 0418800Open Date: 06/29/2000

Traffic Control Devices
Ne 26 And Ives Dairy
Miami, FL 33329
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1771/Concrete Work
Mailing: P.O. Box 150418, Altamonte Springs, FL 32715

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/30/2000
Emphasis: L:Flcare, L:Ohpwrlne, S:Construction, S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:11/08/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260550 A01 09/20/2000 10/17/2000 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260550 B02 09/20/2000 10/17/2000 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200672632Event: 06/29/2000Employee Killed When Crane Boom Collapses On Operator
Employee #1, the 20-year-old foreman of a crew installing traffic control signs along a secondary road, was using a National Crane Company truck-mounted crane, model 800B, to pour concrete for the base of a highway sign. A large funnel or chute had been set up to transport and deposit the concrete. Two coworkers had inserted a wooden plug in the bottom of the chute so that it could be filled with concrete. When the chute was full, the crane lifted it into position and the crew used a hammer to knock out the plug. When the plug was free and the concrete was flowing, one of the coworkers then manually guided the chute. At the time of the accident, the coworker felt the chute begin to drop and he yelled to the other coworker to run. When they were clear, they found that the boom had broken free, catching Employee #1's head against the safety rails of the crane operator's station. He died of crushing injuries. The boom had come loose because the pedestal mounting bolts had failed.
Keywords: head, unsecured, crane boom, truck crane, work rules, construction, equipment failure, bolt, crane operator, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303183990 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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