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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307045443 - Marine Tech Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Eau Clair

Nr: 307045443Report ID: 0523900Open Date: 07/17/2008

Marine Tech Llc
626 Garfield Ave.
Duluth, MN 55803
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 237990/Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Mailing: 2220 Whittier St., Duluth, MN 55803

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/18/2008
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:Amputations, S:NoiseClose Case:11/25/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200342145 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 3 7
Current Violations 4 3 7
Initial Penalty $2,850 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,850
Current Penalty $2,850 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,850
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100157 C04 10/30/2008 11/12/2008 $600 $600 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19150077 C 10/30/2008 11/19/2008 $750 $750 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19260021 B02 10/30/2008 12/05/2008 $750 $750 $0 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19260550 B02 10/30/2008 11/19/2008 $750 $750 $0 -
  5. 02001 Other 19100120 Q01 10/30/2008 12/05/2008 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02002 Other 19100134 M02 I 10/30/2008 11/26/2008 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 02003 Other 19101200 E01 10/30/2008 12/05/2008 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200340818Event: 06/04/2008Employee'S Foot Caught In Nip Point, Later Amputated
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on June 4, 2008, Employee #1 was working aboard a 120-ft spud barge, vessel Number 1030701. Employee #1's job was to perform dredging operations in the harbor, for the Army Corps of Engineers. As a barge operator, Employee #1 was required to position the barge as required, using the front and rear spuds to walk the barge into position. On the day of the accident the trailing spud became dislodged from its normal position, broke its securing cable and required the employees to realign it. The employees raised the spud using the spuds lifting cable. They then attached a second cable around the spud from the deck winch, and the deck winch was used to help realign the spud into its normal position. When the lifting cable broke, the spud was allowed to free-fall pulling the cable from the deck winch with it. The deck winch cable tightened as the spud fell creating a pinch point between the cable and the spud support located on the deck of the spud barge. The pinch was created when a lifting cable attached to a spud broke allowing the item it was holding (the spud) to free fall which caused a second alignment cable that was also attached to the spud to become tight. The pinch point was created between the securing cable and the spud support brace on the deck of the barge. Employee #1 was standing at this place when the accident occurred. Employee #1's right foot was partially severed. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital where his foot was reattached for approximately four days until it became infected and had to be amputated.
Keywords: barge, amputated, equipment failure, nip point, foot, hoistline
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307045443 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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