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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1595068.015 - Western Express Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 1595068.015
Report ID: 0950635
Date Opened: 05/11/2022

Site Address:
Western Express Inc
771 E. Watson Center Road
Carson, CA 90745

Mailing Address:
7135 Centennial Place, Nashville, TN 37209

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 484230/ Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/09/2022


Case Closed: 11/17/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1893150
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,120 $0 $1,120
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,120 $0 $1,120
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 3203(A) 11/09/2022 12/06/2022 $560 $560 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Other 3395(I) 11/09/2022 12/06/2022 $560 $560 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 146117.015
Event: 05/11/2022
Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Unmanned Tractor Trailer

At 12:15 a.m. on May 11, 2022, an employee drove a Western Express Inc Trailer T ruck into a truck yard and attempted to back into a tight parking spot. The empl oyee spent twenty-four minutes trying to fit the trailer truck into the spot. Wh ile the employee was backing up, he suddenly opened the driver side door and exi ted the truck as it continued to move. The employee was killed when he was ultim ately crushed by the truck and a parked J.B. Hunt trailer.

Keywords:backing up, caught between, crushed, tractor trailer, trailer, trailer truck, truck, unmanned

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1595068.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy
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