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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315776468 - Northrop Grumman Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office

Nr: 315776468Report ID: 0950613Open Date: 08/07/2013

Northrop Grumman Corporation
401 East Hendy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94088
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3812/Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical Systems and Instruments
NAICS: 334511/ Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/06/2013
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/14/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $1,120 $0 $10,120
Current Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $1,120 $0 $5,620
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 5021 A01 11/07/2013 11/12/2013 $560 $560 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 5022 A02 11/07/2013 11/12/2013 $560 $560 $0 -
Deleted 3. 02001 Serious 3314 C01 11/07/2013 11/12/2013 $0 $4,500 $0 A - Amendment
  4. 03001 Serious 3328 B 11/07/2013 11/12/2013 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201129939Event: 07/20/2013Employee Fractures Thumb When Caught By Crane Rope
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on July 20, 2013, Employee #1, of Northrop Grumman Corporation, was told by his supervisor to use an uncertified crane (DROTT 3330, Serial Number 6225059 Carrydeck Crane) to do a task of lifting metal grades at the waste water treatment area. The employee experienced a problem with the crane when the wire/rope on the lower sheave of the crane was not aligning properly. Employee #1 asked a coworker to operate a function on the crane to move the wire rope while the employee stood up on the crane to use his hand to guide and align the wire rope on the sheave. The coworker was operating the crane under Employee #1's instructions. Somehow Employee #1's left thumb got caught between the sheave and the guide bar while aligning the moving ropes. Employee #1 sustained a fracture to his left thumb which required surgery and was hospitalized at El Camino Hospital for more than twenty-four hours.
Keywords: fracture, rope, thumb, caught between, crane operator, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315776468 Hospitalized injury Fracture Crane and tower operators

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