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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126063395 - Bookbinder Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles


Inspection Nr: 126063395
Report ID: 0950641
Date Opened: 07/05/2000

Site Address:
Bookbinder Company
19223 S. Hamilton Ave.
Gardena, CA 90248

Mailing Address:
2808 S. Vail Ave., Commerce, CA 90040

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/15/2000


Case Closed: 12/27/2000

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362013039

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201162054
Event: 06/17/2000
Employee Injures Head In Fall From Truck Tailgate

Employee #1, a delivery truck driver with three months experience on the job, was using a pallet jack to off-load palletized books at a customer's location. He was backing the loaded pallet jack out of the truck and onto the powered tailgate when the vehicle's batteries went dead and he had to apply more effort than normal. As Employee #1 reached the tailgate, he lost his balance and began to fall sideways off the gate. His foot became stuck under the pallet and he ended up falling on his head. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he underwent surgery to treat his head injuries.

Keywords:delivery work, head, ind trk operator, palletized cargo, caught by, fall, mech mat handling, off loading, walk-behind forklift, truck driver

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126063395 Hospitalized injury Concussion Truck drivers, light
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