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Inspection: 1560860.015 - Reliable Carriers, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego
Reliable Carriers, Inc.
6850 Split Mountain Road
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
41555 Koppernick Road, Canton, MI 48187
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 484220/ Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 04/18/2022
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Other||342(A)||04/20/2022||$5,000||$5,000||$0||05/11/2022||C - Contested|
|2.||01002||Other||43000029 B01||04/20/2022||06/07/2022||$375||$375||$0||05/11/2022||C - Contested|
|3.||01003||Other||3203(A)||04/20/2022||06/07/2022||$700||$700||$0||05/11/2022||C - Contested|
|4.||01004||Other||3395(I)||04/20/2022||06/07/2022||$700||$700||$0||05/11/2022||C - Contested|
|5.||02001||Serious||3203(A)(6)||04/20/2022||05/04/2022||$18,000||$18,000||$0||05/11/2022||C - Contested|
At 5:00 p.m. on October 20, 2021, an employee and a Coworker, both Truck Drivers working as independant contractors, were in the process of delivering vehicles to the a commercial motor vehicle testing facility. The employee was was inside the trailer raising and lowering one of the moveable ramps to offload the requir ed vehicles while the coworker worked outside the trailer observing the employee as as he moved the ramp. The employee had raised one of the movable platforms w ith a wireless remote control. When the employee tried to lower the platform wit h the remote, he told his coworker that the ramp was not moving and told the cow orker that the ramp was "hung up". The coworker stated that after telling him th e ramp was "hung up", the employee went to the forward ramp, which had a vehicle on it, to see what the problem was when the ramp suddenly dropped and trapped h is head between the 2 ramps. The coworker called for help and coworkers at the f acility responded and attempted to open the ramp in order to rescue the employee . They were able to free the employee from between the ramps and attempted first aid procedures until first responders arrived to continue first aid measures. T he employee was killed onsite from blunt force trauma to the head and neck.
Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, caught between, crushed, defective, defective equipment, delivery work, head, injury illness prevention program, material handling, motor vehicle, neck, off loading, package delive
|1||1560860.015||Fatality||Truck drivers, heavy|