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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $7,000 $0 $14,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/28/2014 08/11/2014 $7,000 $7,000 $0 08/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100023 C01 07/28/2014 03/01/2016 $7,000 $7,000 $0 08/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100184 C09 07/28/2014 08/05/2014 $7,000 $7,000 $0 08/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 19100022 D01 07/28/2014 08/18/2014 $0 $0 $0 08/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 58589.015 Event: 02/28/2014Employee Is Struck By Falling Load And Killed
At 1:15 p.m. on February 28, 2014, an employee was removing a plastic film from the bottom of a precast concrete tree pit with three coworkers. The tree pit we ighed approximately 34,000 pounds, and a shop-fabricated 4-leg chain sling was a ttached to four Conac DR Series lifting anchors (part no. DRA08120HG) that were embedded in the top of the tree pit. The master link of the chain sling was conn ected to the hook of a 20-ton Contrx overhead gantry crane (serial no. 32017). A coworker operated the crane while the employee and two other coworkers acted a s observers. The crane operator lifted the tree pit from the form base approxi mately 18", and then stopped so that he, the employee, and the two other coworke rs. Three of the four Conac lifting anchors pulled out of the concrete causing the tree pit to fall back down onto the form. The employee was struck by the tr ee pit as it fell and his head was crushed.
Keywords: crane, falling object, head, struck by, suspended load
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 960596.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed

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