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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
Current Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 359000501 12/13/1984 12/28/1984 $640 $640 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14457204 Event: 12/10/1984Crushed By Unsecured Rocket Motor
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS MOUNTING A ROCKET MOTOR ONTO A STATIC TEST STAND. THE MOTOR WAS TRANSFERRED INTO THE TEST BAY ON A CRADLE. IT WAS REMOVED FROM THE CRADLE BY TWO ELECTRICALLY OPERATED HYDRAULIC JACKS. THE JACKS WERE CONNECTED, VIA BALL AND PIN CONNECTORS, TO THE ROCKET MOTOR ABOUT 18 INCHES ABOVE FLOOR LEVEL. THE MOTOR WAS THEN BOLTED TO FOUR (4) YOKES AND SHEAR STANDS. THE MOTOR WAS UNHOOKED FROM THE HOIST JACKS BEFORE THE END BLOCKS HAD BEEN INSTALLED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS UNDERNEATH THE MOTOR, REMOVING THE TEMPORARY TRACKS. THE MOTOR SHIFTED LONGITUDINALLY, TEARING LOOSE FROM TWO STANDS AND BADLY BENDING THE OTHER TWO. THE ROCKET MOTOR THEN DROPPED ONTO EMPLOYEE #1, CRUSHING HIM AGAINST THE SECURING BEAMS.
Keywords: rocket motor, unsecured, blocks, crushed, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 3280591 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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