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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 985457 - Terminal Operators Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Marlton

Nr: 985457Report ID: 0213900Open Date: 08/22/1984

Terminal Operators Inc
Petty Island 36th St
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4491/Marine Cargo Handling
Mailing: 1820 Chapel Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/26/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Maritime Close Case:09/16/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360571210    
 Complaint70506183 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,100
Current Penalty $350 $0 $0 $0 $0 $350
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19180074 A02 11/07/1984 11/10/1984 $700 $700 $0 12/05/1984 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19180074 A05 11/07/1984 11/10/1984 $350 $700 $0 12/05/1984 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19180074 A09 11/07/1984 11/10/1984 $700 $700 $0 12/05/1984 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14501043Event: 08/22/1984Boom Of Crane Collapsed During Off Loading Ship
EMPLOYEES WERE OFF LOADING CONTAINERIZED CARGO FROM THE SHIP SANTA PAULA. A CRAWLER CRANE MANITOWAC 4100 W SER #41342 WITH 190 FT OF BOOM WAS LOCATED ON THE BARGE ST. JOHN AND WAS USED FOR THE OFF LOADING OPERATION. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE A CONTAINER IN BAY #8,WHICH WAS ON THE DECK OF THE SHIP, THE BOOM COLLAPSED. THE BOOM FELL, STRIKING THE CONTAINER THAT THE SIGNALMAN WAS STANDING ON. HE WAS FLIPPED INTO THE TWISTING PARTS OF THE BOOM AND THEN WAS THROWN TO THE DECK OF THE BARGE. EMPLOYEE RECEIVED SERIOUS INJURY TO THE CHEST AREA AND WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE DIED. HEIGHT OF CONTAINER TOP TO BARGE DECK WAS APPROX 34 FT.
Keywords: barge, signalman, crawler crane, ship, off loading, containerized cargo
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 985457 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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