Case Study: Stacker Tip-Over Accident Investigation
ITI Field Service: Accident Investigation & Report
Client: A heavy lift and transport port authority.
ITI Project Manager: Jonathan Parnell, PE
A pair of container stackers working in tandem lifted a very long, heavy load, preparing to move it from one end of their storage yard to the other where the load would come to rest on a rail car. An accident occurred resulting in an overturned stacker and dropped load. The customer contacted ITI Field Services to investigate what caused one of the stackers to tip over.
Assisting the ITI Project Manager included Senior Consultant Steve Miles. The project was overseen by ITI Technical Director & President, Mike Parnell.
The investigation encompassed one day to collect load handling data, post-accident photographs, measurements, and develop a context of the load handling procedure. ITI Consultants produced its root cause analysis three days after the initial investigation.
The project plan included the review of:
ITI delivered to the customer: