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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 98550.015 - Bucyrus International, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Milwaukee

Nr: 98550.015Report ID: 0523400Open Date: 09/08/2011

Bucyrus International, Inc.
1100 Milwaukee Ave.
South Milwaukee, WI 53172
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 333131/Mining Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
Mailing: 1100 Milwaukee Ave., South Milwaukee, WI 53172

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/08/2011
Emphasis: L:Amputate, L:Piv, N:AmputateClose Case:05/10/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident78409    
Case Status: CLOSED

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 03/08/2012 03/15/2012 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 3566.015Event: 09/08/2011Employee Is Crushed By A Crawler Subassembly And Is Killed
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on September 08, 2011, in a mining equipment welding shop, Employee #1, was assisting Employee #2 in turning a crawler subassembly with an overhead crane. Employee #1 went underneath the crawler to manually un-hook an allow chain sling, when the crawler subassembly moved and crushed the employee's head and torso. The employees were utilizing a ZENAR Overhead Crane (90 Ton, S/N: 8042) with a alloy chain sling (#30, S/N: 118064, 1inch alloy chain, 13ft. 7inch length) to move the crawler subassembly. The employees were provided with training on turning the crawler subassemblies, but the employer failed to enforce the procedure. Employee #1 suffered crushing injuries to his entire body and was killed.
Keywords: crushing, crane, material handling, rigging
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 98550.015 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Laborers, except construction

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