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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307231381 - Bilfinger Berger Civil, Inc. (Formerly Fru-Con Con

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 307231381Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 02/16/2004

Bilfinger Berger Civil, Inc. (Formerly Fru-Con Con
Summit & I-280
Toledo, OH 43604
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 15933 Clayton Road, P.O. Box 100, Ballwin, MO 63022

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/09/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/14/2005
Emphasis: L:Roadcon, S:Construction Fatalities

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102104346    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $0 $280,000 $0 $0 $0 $280,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $280,000 $280,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Unclass 19260550 A01 07/30/2004 09/15/2004 $70,000 $70,000 $0 08/18/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Unclass 19260550 A01 07/30/2004 09/15/2004 $70,000 $70,000 $0 08/18/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Unclass 19260550 A01 07/30/2004 09/15/2004 $70,000 $70,000 $0 08/18/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Unclass 19260550 A01 07/30/2004 09/15/2004 $70,000 $70,000 $0 08/18/2004 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202086633Event: 02/16/2004Four Employees Are Killed In Gantry Crane Accident
At approximately 2:25 p.m. on February 16, 2004, four employees were working alongside a launching gantry crane. The crane was being used to erect pre-cast concrete segments to span a major interstate. This project was called the Maumee River I-280 River Crossing Project. While the crane was lifting a truss, the legs of the crane became unstable due to improper anchoring. This allowed for longitudinal and lateral forces to affect its stability. The crane collapsed and stuck all four employees, who were pronounced dead.
Keywords: hoisting mechanism, collapse, gantry crane, struck by, falling object, work surface, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307231381 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 307231381 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
3 307231381 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
4 307231381 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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