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Inspection: 111941118 - Imperial West Chemical

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Bakersfield


Inspection Nr: 111941118
Report ID: 0950626
Open Date: 07/09/1990

Site Address:
Imperial West Chemical
18700 Highway 14
Mojave, CA 93502

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/16/1990


Close Case:07/19/1991

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361051931
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $1,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,600
Current Penalty $1,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,600
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 342 A 09/14/1990 09/28/1990 $0 $0 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 4999 A 09/14/1990 09/28/1990 $0 $0 $0 -  
3. 02001 Serious 3203 A01 09/14/1990 09/28/1990 $1,600 $1,600 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170203210
Event: 06/10/1990
Employee Struck By Rope While Using Rail Car Puller

Employee #1 was using a rope on a capstan-type railroad car puller to move a loaded chlorine rail car that had rolled off the end of a rail siding. Employee #1 was pulling on the tail of a rope that was attached to the rail car. He was standing a few feet from the rotating car puller. The 1 1/2 in. diameter polypropylene rope was wrapped twice around the Stevens Adamson Inc. car puller driven by a 10 HP Allis Chalmers motor. The capstan of the car puller was 12 in. in diameter and 9 in. high. The rope became crossed on the capstan, resulting in loss of control by the employee. The rope was incorrectly rigged. Employee #1 was struck by the rope and suffered a fractured right lower leg and foot.

Keywords:fracture, rope, railroad car, struck by, flying object, lost control, winch, foot, leg

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111941118 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous plant and system operators
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