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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309430692 - Sun Terminals, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale

Nr: 309430692Report ID: 0418800Open Date: 03/26/2006

Sun Terminals, Inc.
3100 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4491/Marine Cargo Handling
NAICS: 488320/Marine Cargo Handling
Mailing: 11000 Nw 29 St. Suite 201, Miami, FL 33172

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/14/2006
Close Case:03/09/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $24,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,500
Current Penalty $18,375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/28/2006 08/09/2006 $3,675 $4,900 $0 08/17/2006 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 19180081 K 07/28/2006 08/09/2006 $3,675 $4,900 $0 08/17/2006 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Serious 19180098 A01 07/28/2006 08/09/2006 $3,675 $4,900 $0 08/17/2006 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 01004 Serious 19180098 B02 07/28/2006 08/09/2006 $3,675 $4,900 $0 08/17/2006 J - ALJ Decision
  5. 01005 Serious 19180103 A 07/28/2006 08/09/2006 $3,675 $4,900 $0 08/17/2006 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200675866Event: 03/25/2006Longshoreman Is Killed When Crushed By Container
At approximately 12:58 p.m. on March 25, 2006, Employee #1, a longshoreman, was on the top deck of a cargo vessel, using a portable radio to communicate with the operator of a rail-mounted crane during the process of loading intermodal containers on a vessel. The vessel was moored with its starboard side to a berth and port side toward the water, with its bow facing south. During the process of loading the first container on the deck of the vessel, approximately midship toward the port side of the vessel, Employee #1 was standing south of the container and toward the starboard side of the vessel. A coworker, who was learning about the loading process, was standing on the port side of the vessel, east of the container. After the crane operator lowered the container onto the deck of the vessel, and before releasing it from the spreader bar, he noticed that the northwest twistlock under the container was improperly placed. The operator then began to lift the container. Employee#1, who had secured the twistlock under the southwest side of the container, was observed by the coworker walking toward the southeast side of the container. The secured twistlock under the container broke from its center as the crane lifted the container, causing the container to swing from side to side while suspended approximately 2 ft from the deck. The coworker bent down to prevent being struck by the container, and observed that Employee #1 was also bending down. Employee #1 was struck on the head by the container, which pushed him against a steal support beam. He was crushed and killed.
Keywords: longshoring, head, unsecured, suspended load, intermodal container, caught between, crushed, ship, containerized cargo, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309430692 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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