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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $11,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,400
Current Penalty $11,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19180062 A01 01/03/2012 01/20/2012 $4,200 $4,200 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19180062 A02 01/03/2012 01/20/2012 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19180062 B03 II 01/03/2012 01/20/2012 $4,200 $4,200 $0 -
  4. 01003 Serious 19180062 B05 01/03/2012 01/20/2012 $3,000 $3,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200556637 Event: 07/27/2011Barge Worker Is Knocked Into River And Drowns
On July 27, 2011, Employee #1 was on the front of a derrick barge flipping a block over with a pry bar. On the second flip, it became stuck at a 45-degree angle. Employee #1 then put the pry bar into the sheave and attempted to turn it the rest of the way. When the block turned suddenly, it knocked Employee #1 into the Mississippi River. He was pulled under the bow of the barge by the river currents and resurfaced at the stern of the barge several minutes later. Employee #1 was pulled unconscious from the river. He was transported to River Parishes Hospital and then transferred to LSU University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: barge, unconsciousness, blocks, slip, river, ship, fall, struck by, drown, pry bar
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314772369 Fatality Other Ship captains and mates, except fishing boats

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