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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307424325 - U.S. Steel Gary Works

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 307424325Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 09/21/2004

U.S. Steel Gary Works
1 North Broadway
Gary, IN 46402
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3312/Steel Works, Blast Furnaces (Including Coke Ovens), and Rolling Mills
NAICS: 331111/Iron and Steel Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/28/2005
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:03/18/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $6,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,125
Current Penalty $6,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100244 A02 III 01/31/2005 02/03/2005 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100334 A02 II 01/31/2005 02/25/2005 $1,125 $1,125 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200992709Event: 09/21/2004Employee Is Killed When Struck By Equipment
On September 21, 2004, Employee #1 and coworkers were changing a bridge driver wheel on an overhead crane. The end truck was supported on a hydraulic jack, and the Employee #1 was straddling the crane rail, attempting to push the wheel into position. Apparently, a king pin had seized, causing the entire truck to be held up by the jack, instead of just the truck end. The pin appears to have broken free, allowing one end of the truck to fall. This shifting of the truck caused the wheel to strike the chest and head of Employee #1. Plant emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. Employee #1 was transported to Methodist Hospital by a plant ambulance, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: chest, fracture, head, maintenance, repair, hydraulic jack, equipment failure, overhead crane, struck by, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307424325 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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