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Inspection: 1623374.015 - Leo'S Bindery Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 1623374.015
Report ID: 0950635
Date Opened: 09/19/2022

Site Address:
Leo'S Bindery Inc
910 E. Slauson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011

Mailing Address:
910 E. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 424120/Stationery and Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/10/2023


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1948359
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $33,750 $0 $0 $1,050 $0 $34,800
Current Penalty $33,750 $0 $0 $1,050 $0 $34,800
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) 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 149801.015
Event: 09/19/2022
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Paper Bale

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1623374.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy
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