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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 112014956 - R & S Towing

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego


Inspection Nr: 112014956
Report ID: 0950632
Open Date: 06/02/1992

Site Address:
R & S Towing
7180 Broadway
Lemon Grove, CA 92045

Mailing Address:
3511 Citrus St, Lemon Grove, CA 92045

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/24/1992


Close Case:12/11/1992

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361342017
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $150 $0 $150
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $150 $0 $150
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 3203 A 10/07/1992 11/06/1992 $150 $150 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170190128
Event: 05/29/1992
Employee'S Foot Severed When Run Over By Tow Truck

Employee #1 parked his tow truck a few feet away from the front of a disabled car that he had been sent to tow. After putting the car in park, he engaged the parking brake. With the engine idling, he alighted from the truck and proceeded to the rear driver's side, where the controls for the lift bed were located. Employee #1 apparently forgot that the truck that he had that day was not the same truck he usually drove. He thought he had put the shifting lever into park when in fact he had placed it in reverse with the engine idling and the parking brakes on; he did not notice the mistake because the truck did not move. When he revved the engine to pull the car onto the bed, the truck knocked Employee #1 down and the rear driver's side wheels ran over his legs. The wheels continued spinning over his legs because the truck could not back up any further. Employee #1's right foot was severed.

Keywords:severed, vehicle in gear, tow truck, run over, backing up, foot, inattention

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112014956 Hospitalized injury Amputation Truck drivers, light
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