Inspection: 119685840 - Color Spot Nurseries, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fremont District Office
Color Spot Nurseries, Inc.
420 Espinosa Road
Salinas, CA 93912
, , 00000
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 04/04/2000
Emphasis: S:Agriculture (Aship)
Case Closed: 11/17/2000
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At approximately 3:12 p.m. on December 1, 1999, Employee #1 was apparently signaling a truck driver, who was backing up, to stop, so that he could handle the lift gate prior to loading. The driver either misread or did not see the signal and continued to back up. Employee #1 positioned himself between the semi-trailer truck and steel post, and bent over to reach for the lift gate. At this point, he was out of sight and out of communicative mode, i.e., hand signaling mode, with the driver. The semi-trailer truck continued backing up slowly, entrapping Employee #1's head between it and the steel column. When another employee saw what was happening, he immediately signaled the semi-trailer truck to pull forward. Employee #1 sustained a fractured jaw and facial bruising as a result of this accident.
Keywords:loading, fracture, steel column, caught between, truck, face, backing up, contusion
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