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Inspection: 126091099 - Javier Auto Electric & Mechanical

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office


Inspection Nr: 126091099
Report ID: 0950644
Open Date: 11/09/2002

Site Address:
Javier Auto Electric & Mechanical
355 W. Arrow Hyw.
Glendora, CA 91740

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 924, Duarte, CA 91009

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 811111/General Automotive Repair

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/22/2003


Close Case:12/28/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362554974
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $685 $0 $11,485
Current Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
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 14300040 A 11/22/2002 12/23/2002 $0 $250 $0 08/03/2003 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 461 C 11/22/2002 12/23/2002 $0 $250 $0 08/03/2003 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01003 Other 23400023 11/22/2002 12/23/2002 $0 $185 $0 08/03/2003 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 02001 Serious 3203 A 11/22/2002 12/06/2002 $900 $10,800 $0 08/03/2003 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201796331
Event: 11/09/2002
Employee Died Due Injuries From Car Collapsing

At approximately 10:56 a.m. on November 9, 2002, Employee #1 and several coworkers were working at an automobile repair shop. Employee #1 was located under a van (Make: Nissan; Year: 1997), on a creeper, replacing motor mounts. The front end of the van was elevated with jack stands, while the rear was resting on its wheels. Employee #1's coworkers were troubleshooting a vehicle (Make: Volkswagen; Model: Beetle) just outside the covered garage area where he was working. Further, a tool cart was placed between the rear of the van and the Volkswagen, Beetle. A coworker started the Beetle by reaching in and turning the ignition key. For some reason the manual transmission was in first-gear, causing the vehicle to lurch forward and hit the tool cart. The tool cart rolled into the van and knocked it off the jack stands. Employee #1 was struck by the van's transmission case in his left temple. Employee #1's coworkers manually lifted the van and pulled him, while still on the creeper, from under the car. Emergency services were contacted and Employee #1 was transported to the USC Medical center where he was hospitalized and treated for his injuries. Employee #1 died two days later.

Keywords:head, vehicle in gear, vehicle, collapse, mechanic, struck by, jack

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126091099 Fatality Concussion Automobile mechanics
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