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Inspection: 307414961 - Tic - The Industrial Company

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 307414961Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 06/07/2007

Tic - The Industrial Company
Colonel'S Island, Berthing Area No. 1
Brunswick, GA 31525
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 237990/Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Mailing: 2211 Elk River Road, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/27/2007
Emphasis: L:Fall, S:Commercial Constr, S:Fall From Height, S:Silica, S:Struck-ByClose Case:01/11/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $8,550 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,550
Current Penalty $5,670 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,670
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260034 C 11/27/2007 11/30/2007 $0 $1,125 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260550 B02 11/27/2007 11/30/2007 $5,670 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19260605 B02 11/27/2007 11/30/2007 $0 $1,125 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200902005Event: 06/06/2007Employee Is Struck And Killed By Steel Pin
The company was building a new pier extension for commercial vessels at a marine terminal. A crew of approximately five employees were working from a barge over navigable water attempting to set a "mooring spud" (60-ft long by 3-ft diameter, vertical steel cylindrical column) that holds the barge in place while afloat. The employees were lowering the mooring spud through the spud collar on the deck of the barge, into to the water below with the use of a crawler crane. Employee #1 was manually removing an approximately 4-ft long by 3-in. diameter steel "spud pin" that weighed approximately 85 pounds. Spud pins hold the mooring spuds stationary at desired heights. The crane operator was given the signal to lower the load. Apparently at least the tip of the spud pin was not completely clear of the mooring spud and spud collar when the load was lowered, which resulted in the mooring spud contacting the obstruction (the spud pin in this case) that Employee #1 was holding. Subsequently, the spud pin catapulted in an upwards motion and struck Employee #1 under the jaw. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: barge, pier, construction, mech mat handling, struck by, flying object, face, puncture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307414961 Fatality Puncture Welders and cutters

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