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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126062868 - Kmart Store #7625

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

 

Inspection Nr: 126062868
Report ID: 0950641
Open Date: 11/25/2003

Site Address:
Kmart Store #7625
5850 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:5411

NAICS: 452910/Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/05/2004

Emphasis:

Close Case:12/31/2007


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101160562
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $21,375 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,375
Current Penalty $5,395 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,395
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 Serious 3209 A 04/06/2004 04/09/2004 $335 $3,375 $0 05/24/2004 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Serious 3659 A 04/06/2004 04/09/2004 $5,060 $18,000 $0 05/24/2004 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201165586
Event: 11/12/2003
Employee Suffers Amputation On Forklift Mast

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on November 11, 2003, Employee #1, the assistant manager of the receiving dock at a retail store, was working with stored inventory. This retail store is located on a particularly small site so that they have placed overseas containers in the rear of the store for the storage of excess merchandise. The containers are stacked 2-high and to access the upper ones they used a Daewoo 4000-lb capacity forklift, with an attached personal platform. The platform had only a single chain at 22 in. for the front guardrail, and it did not have a guard covering the moving parts of the mast. Employee #1 had just ridden in the platform up to one of the containers, and, as he rode back down, he was resting his hand on the unguarded mast. Employee #1's right ring finger and little finger tips were crushed in the mast. Employee #1's ring finger tip was amputated and his little finger required a skin graft. Employee #1 was hospitalized.

Keywords:platform, amputated, finger, industrial truck, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126062868 Hospitalized injury Amputation Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
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