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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314258161 - Cooper T. Smith Stevedoring Co. Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 314258161Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 03/02/2010

Cooper T. Smith Stevedoring Co. Inc.
City Dock #23
Houston, TX 77014
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4499/Water Transportation Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 488310/Port and Harbor Operations
Mailing: 2315 Mccarty Drive, Houston, TX 77029

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/02/2010
Planning Guide: Safety-Maritime Close Case:02/17/2012
Emphasis: S:Crushed-By

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19180055 03/23/2010 03/27/2010 $0 $5,000 $0 04/08/2010 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201763604Event: 03/01/2010Employee Struck By Crane, Falls From Ladder, Dragged, Dies
Employee #1, a gang foreman, had climbed a ladder on hold Number 5 to watch his gang in hold Number 4 pick up dunnage. Gantry crane Number 2 was approaching Employee #1's location from the forward section of the ship, with it's traveling alarm ringing loudly. Employee #1 did not see or hear gantry crane Number 1 coming from the aft section of the ship. The walkway of crane Number 1 struck Employee #1 and knocked him off the ladder. Employee #1 fell to the deck and was caught by a piece of pipe on Crane Number 1, and was dragged across the deck until the walking foreman arrived and hit the emergence stop button. Employee #1 sustained unspecified fractures and died from his injuries.
Keywords: longshoring, fracture, ladder, gantry crane, dragged, fall, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314258161 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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