Inspection: 309296812 - Bigge Crane And Rigging Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Anaheim
Nr: 309296812Report ID:0950631Open Date: 11/02/2006
Bigge Crane And Rigging Co.
91 Fwy At Lakeview Ave
Anaheim, CA 92807
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4789/Transportation Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 488999/All Other Support Activities for Transportation
Mailing: 10700 Bigge Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:SafetyClose Conference:12/13/2007
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/26/2007
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201149200Event: 11/02/2006Mechanic'S Legs Are Pinned Under Tractor-Trailer Wheels
On November 2, 2006, several employees were transporting a 350-ton turbine utilizing a 200-ft long trailer (transporter) being driven by two Mack tractors on eastbound Highway 91 near the Lakeview Ave intersection. The company was engaged in the rigging and transportation of heavy equipment. Due to equipment malfunction, the crew stopped the transport of the turbine, and found that one of the airlines controlling the brake system on the transporter was damaged. After the crew performed the necessary repairs to the damaged airline, the crew mechanic situated himself next to a tandem set of trailer wheels to reconnect the quick coupling of the airline. The residual pressure in the airline released the brakes on the set of wheels causing its inadvertent movement. The mechanic's legs were pinned and crushed under the wheels. He was hospitalized for 32 days.
Keywords: delivery work, tractor trailer, trailer, tractor, equipment failure, mechanic, repair, run over, leg, crushed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309296812 Hospitalized injury Other Heavy equipment mechanics