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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1497246.015 - Mark'S Mobile Truck Service Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 1497246.015
Report ID: 0950635
Open Date: 10/13/2020

Site Address:
Mark'S Mobile Truck Service Llc
3346 Olive Ave
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Mailing Address:
3346 Olive Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 811111/General Automotive Repair

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/07/2021


Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1672383
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 2 6
Current Violations 4 2 6
Initial Penalty $62,100 $0 $0 $435 $0 $62,535
Current Penalty $26,370 $0 $0 $305 $0 $26,675
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 3664(A) 07/07/2021 $175 $250 $0 07/29/2021 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
2. 01002 Other 3395(I) 07/07/2021 08/16/2021 $130 $185 $0 07/29/2021 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
3. 02001 Serious 3203(A) 07/07/2021 07/20/2021 $3,150 $13,500 $0 07/29/2021 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
4. 03001 Serious 3650(T)(5) 07/07/2021 $10,800 $16,200 $0 07/29/2021 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
5. 04001 Serious 3668(C)(1) 07/07/2021 $10,800 $16,200 $0 07/29/2021 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  
6. 05001 Serious 3668(F) 07/07/2021 $1,620 $16,200 $0 07/29/2021 O - Administrative Law Judge Order  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130312.015
Event: 10/13/2020
Employee Is Crushed And Killed While Working On Forklift

At approximately 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, an employee was working in a truck repair shop. He was in an outside yard area, repairing a customer's Teledyne Princeton PiggyBack forklift. For part of the procedure, he was operati ng a Toyota forklift. He positioned the Toyota to face the Teledyne. He removed the carriage of the Teledyne by using a steel cable apparatus tied to the forks of the Toyota. The cable had too much tension, so the employee dismounted from t he seat of the Toyota, climbed up, and stood in between the Toyota's mast uprigh t and overhead guard to get access to the latch on the cable. As he released the tension on the cable, his foot slipped. It landed on the middle lever of the To yota's controls and depressed it. This action caused the mast upright to retract . The employee grabbed the moving chain inside the lift cylinder of the Toyota. He suffered an amputation to the index and middle fingers on his right hand. As the mast upright began to retract, it squeezed and crushed the employee's chest against the overhead guard. The employee screamed. Two coworkers and an individu al from a nearby business across the street heard the scream and responded. They saw the employee's body crushed between the mast upright and the overhead guard of the Toyota. The first coworker immediately turned off the Toyota forklift. A ll three individuals attempted to pull the employee out from in between the mast and the overhead guard, but they could not. His body was still compressed betwe en the upright and guard. The first coworker turned the Toyota forklift back on to release the employee's body. The first coworker used the Toyota's middle leve r to push the mast upright forward and release the employee's body. The employee had suffered the amputation of the index and middle fingers on his right hand, as well as a crushing injury to his upper chest. He was killed. DOSH learned of this event at 4:40 p.m. on that same day, from the local police department.

Keywords:amputated, amputation, automotive repair, caught between, caught in, chest, control lever, crushed, finger, forklift

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1497246.015 Fatality Automobile mechanics
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