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Inspection: 1560860.015 - Reliable Carriers, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego


Inspection Nr: 1560860.015
Report ID: 0950632
Date Opened: 10/29/2021

Site Address:
Reliable Carriers, Inc.
6850 Split Mountain Road
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Mailing Address:
41555 Koppernick Road, Canton, MI 48187

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 484220/ Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/18/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1827702
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $6,775 $0 $24,775
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $6,775 $0 $24,775
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 140644.015
Event: 10/20/2021
Employee Is Killed When Head Is Caught Between Trailer Ramps

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1560860.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy
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