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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311958565 - Deep South Crane And Rigging Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston South

Nr: 311958565Report ID: 0626700Open Date: 07/18/2008

Deep South Crane And Rigging Co.
12000 Lawndale
Houston, TX 77017
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 15324 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/16/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/11/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101933034    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 1 2 8
Current Violations 2 1 2 5
Initial Penalty $12,000 $0 $35,000 $3,500 $0 $50,500
Current Penalty $12,000 $0 $35,000 $3,500 $0 $50,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/16/2009 02/19/2009 $5,000 $7,000 $0 02/06/2009 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Other 19260405 A02 III 01/16/2009 01/29/2009 $2,500 $5,000 $0 02/06/2009 Z - Issued
  3. 01003 Serious 19260501 B06 01/16/2009 02/05/2009 $7,000 $7,000 $0 02/06/2009 Z - Issued
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19260550 A02 01/16/2009 01/29/2009 $0 $7,000 $0 02/06/2009 Z - Issued
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19260550 A05 01/16/2009 01/29/2009 $0 $7,000 $0 02/06/2009 Z - Issued
Deleted 6. 01006 Serious 19260550 A12 01/16/2009 01/29/2009 $0 $2,500 $0 02/06/2009 Z - Issued
  7. 02001 Repeat 19260020 B04 01/16/2009 02/19/2009 $35,000 $35,000 $0 02/06/2009 Z - Issued
  8. 03001 Other 19040030 A 01/16/2009 02/19/2009 $1,000 $1,000 $0 02/06/2009 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201924552Event: 07/18/2008Four Employees Killed, One Injured In Crane Collapse
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on July 18, 2008, Employee #1 was operating a VERSACRANE Model Number TC36000 crane. The crane was being boomed-up to attach auxiliary counterweights when the main boom overloaded and collapsed backwards onto the mast and spar hitting a TEREX DEMAG Model Number 2400 crane. The TC36000 crane was to be used to lift the coker-drums out for a maintenance activity. Employee #2 was operating the TEREX DEMAG crane when the TC36000 craned collapsed onto the DEMAG. Employee #1 fell out of the cab of the crane and received fatal injuries. Employee #2 tried escape and was struck by the collapsing machinery and received fatal injuries. Employee #3 and Employee #4 were working in a JLG lift trying to put pins into the pop sickle sticks and to adjust the auxiliary counter weight tray. When the main boom collapse backwards, Employee #3 and Employee #4 were tied-off in the JLG lift and were ejected out of the lift onto the ground and received fatal injuries. Employee #5 was a lineman trying to disconnect power and had to jump from his bucket truck to try to avoid being hit by the crane. Employee #5 received injuries requiring hospitalization. Other employees at the site received injuries as a result of trying to run and evacuate the area but did not receive over-night hospitalization. Employee #5 and the other employees mentioned as receiving minor injuries were not listed in the Injury line section of the original report.
Keywords: collapse, crane boom, crane counterweight, crane operator, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311958565 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 311958565 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
3 311958565 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported
4 311958565 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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