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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315317289 - Ports America Outer Harbor Terminal, Llc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Oakland

Nr: 315317289Report ID: 0950614Open Date: 03/09/2012

Ports America Outer Harbor Terminal, Llc.
1599 Maritime Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4491/Marine Cargo Handling
NAICS: 488320/Marine Cargo Handling

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/13/2012
Planning Guide: Safety-Maritime Close Case:08/16/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202587689Event: 02/28/2012Crane Operator-Signalman Miscommunication Causes Injury
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on February 28, 2012, a maritime crane operator for the Port of Oakland, CA harbor terminal was hoisting shipping containers on and off trailer chasses when he inadvertently lifted a container, which was still attached to an industrial truck whose driver, Employee #1, a 46-year-old male, was inside the cab at the time. Realizing his mistake, the crane operator immediately lowered the unexpected cargo from an unknown height. As a result of the oversized and over-weighted lift, the equipment reached the ground far too abruptly, causing the Employee #1 to be unsafely jostled. The industrial truck driver was not seriously injured; he was treated and released from a nearly hospital two hours later. However, there a major breach in cargo handling procedures. The on-ground signalman failed to communicate to the crane operator the unsafe nature of the mismatched container package; and the crane operator failed to wait for a signal from the ground that the lift could be safely initiated.
Keywords: ind trk operator, signalman, suspended load, hoist, industrial truck, containerized cargo, communication, crane, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315317289 Non Hospitalized injury Other Longshore equipment operators

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