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Inspection: 1623374.015 - Leo'S Bindery Inc
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office
Leo'S Bindery Inc
910 E. Slauson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011
910 E. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 424120/Stationery and Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 03/10/2023
|#||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)||03/10/2023||04/17/2023||$525||$525||$0||04/19/2023||C - Contested|
|2.||01002||Other||3395(I)||03/10/2023||04/17/2023||$525||$525||$0||04/19/2023||C - Contested|
|3.||02001||Serious||3210(C)||03/10/2023||$7,875||$7,875||$0||Z - Issued|
|4.||03001||Serious||3241(C)||03/10/2023||$18,000||$18,000||$0||04/19/2023||C - Contested|
|5.||04001||Serious||3385(A)||03/10/2023||$7,875||$7,875||$0||04/19/2023||C - Contested|
At 7:30 a.m. on September 19, 2022, an employee was working in a book binding co mpany where bulk shredded paper waste was produced. The bulk shredded paper wast e was compacted into large rectangular bales weighing approximately 1500 to 2000 pounds each. The paper bales were then stacked outside the warehouse in the par king lot. The company had recently received a large bulk order of booklets that came in large pallets. These bulk pallets of booklets were stored outside of the warehouse next to the shredded paper bale stacks due to lack of space in the wa rehouse. A tarp covering the booklet pallets was held down by wooden pallets pla ced on top of the tarp. The employee climbed onto the bales of shredded paper an d then onto the booklet pallet stack, picked up and threw down the wooden pallet s, and removed the tarp from the top of the booklet pallet stack. The employee t hen climbed down by bracing himself in between the booklet pallet stack and the paper bale stack. As the employee climbed down, he used his right hand to grab t he paper bale stack as a final brace before jumping down. The momentum of the em ployee pulling an on the unsecured paper bale stack as he jumped down began the stack to tilt forward. As soon as the employee landed on the concrete surface, t he paper bale stack fell on top of him, crushing and pinning his head, neck, an d face to the concrete. The employee died due to his injuries.
Keywords:bale, climbing, cover, crushed, crushing, descending, face, falling object, head, material handling, neck, pallet, palletized cargo, paper, struck by
|1||1623374.015||Fatality||Truck drivers, heavy|