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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308572585 - Otto Baum Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria

Nr: 308572585Report ID: 0524500Open Date: 06/22/2006

Otto Baum Co., Inc.
Corner Of Fahey Hollow Road And Bloomington Road
East Peoria, IL 61611
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1622/Bridge, Tunnel, and Elevated Highway Construction
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 866 N. Main, Morton, IL 61550

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/22/2006
Emphasis: L:RoadconClose Case:10/11/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200273712 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $9,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,200
Current Penalty $4,480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,480
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260020 B01 07/28/2006 09/14/2006 $1,280 $1,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 07/28/2006 09/14/2006 $0 $1,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260550 A15 I 07/28/2006 08/03/2006 $3,200 $4,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260550 A15 IV 07/28/2006 08/03/2006 $0 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200271617Event: 06/21/2006Two Employees Injured When Crane Hoist Strikes Power Line
On June 21, 2006, Employee #1 was part of a crew of five men, including Employee #2, the foreman, that were preparing to set-up a pile driver at a job site. The crane had been unloaded and assembled when it began to rain. The crew stopped working while it rained and waited for the truck to arrive with the pile driver. By the time the truck arrived, the rain had stopped and the crew started to unload the pile driver. In the process of removing the pile driver hammer head from the trailer bed, the hoist line of the crane either contacted a 7,600-kilovolt overhead power line or the electricity jumped an undetermined distance to the hoist line. Two employees were standing on the bed of the trailer and the foreman was leaning with his hands on the trailer. Employee #1 pulled the chain slings toward the truck end of the trailer to rig the hammer head. The hammer head, sitting on the trailer, was under and on the opposite of the power line. This is when the crane's hoist line became charged. Employee #1 had the chain slings in his hand and was thrown off the side of the truck. The foreman received am electric shock until the crane operator boomed the crane up and back, de-energizing the hoist line. Employee #1 suffered two fractured ribs and a fractured collar bone; the foreman suffered a strained neck and upper back muscles. Both were hospitalized.
Keywords: clearance, electric arc, overhead power line, crane boom, work rules, struck against, construction, electric shock, off loading, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308572585 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 308572585 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers

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