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Inspection: 1358080.015 - Krones Inc / Krones Ag

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

 

Inspection Nr: 1358080.015
Report ID: 0950635
Open Date: 11/05/2018

Site Address:
Krones Inc / Krones Ag
3200 Fruitland Ave
Vernon, CA 90058

Mailing Address:
555 S Flower St Suite 3300, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:

NAICS: 333993/Packaging Machinery Manufacturing


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/03/2019

Emphasis:

Close Case:


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1397996
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 8 14
Current Violations 6 8 14
Initial Penalty $87,750 $0 $0 $6,860 $0 $94,610
Current Penalty $87,750 $0 $0 $6,860 $0 $94,610
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 1952(B)(1) 05/03/2019 $450 $450 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Other 1954(C) 05/03/2019 $450 $450 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
3. 01003 Other 1954(F) 05/03/2019 $450 $450 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
4. 01004 Other 1956(D) 05/03/2019 $450 $450 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
5. 01005 Other 1509(A) 05/03/2019 05/22/2019 $1,010 $1,010 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
6. 01006 Other 1952(D) 05/03/2019 $1,350 $1,350 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
7. 01007 Other 1953(A)(3) 05/03/2019 $1,350 $1,350 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
8. 01008 Other 1954(A) 05/03/2019 $1,350 $1,350 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
9. 02001 Serious 1953(A)(8) 05/03/2019 $9,000 $9,000 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
10. 03001 Serious 1953(A)(9) 05/03/2019 $11,250 $11,250 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
11. 04001 Serious 1956(A) 05/03/2019 $11,250 $11,250 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
12. 05001 Serious 3314(D) 05/03/2019 $11,250 $11,250 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
13. 06001 Serious 1952(A) 05/03/2019 $22,500 $22,500 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  
14. 07001 Serious 1953(A)(6) 05/03/2019 $22,500 $22,500 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 115734.015
Event: 11/05/2018
Employees Are Injured After Falling In Confined Space

At 8:00 a.m. on November 8, 2018, Employee #1 was performing mechanical support duties. The accident involved a Decontamination Module, Identified by the Empl oyer as KA30011. Employee #1 was assigned to change metal plates (15 inch by 2 i nch, approximately) located inside the Denomination Unit, a permit-required conf ined space. Employee #1 gathered the tools needed to replace the metal plates a nd climbed up to the location of the confined space entry. The employee went thr ough the 18 inch (approximately) opening and began descending the 16 rungs (appr oximately) ladder, into a unit containing nitrogen gas. Consequently, within 3- 5 seconds (approximately), Employee #1 lost consciousness due to the oxygen-defi cient atmosphere and fell over 10 feet below. Soon after, Employee# 2, went thro ugh the opening and began to descend the ladder when he suffered the same effect s and fell onto Employee# 1. Employee# 1 and Employee# 2 were transported to LAC + USC Medical Center,where they were treated for their injuries.

Keywords:confined space, ladder, nitrogen, oxygen deficiency, unconsciousness

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1358080.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
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