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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300775566 - Parsec

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera


Inspection Nr: 300775566
Report ID: 0950642
Open Date: 08/05/2000

Site Address:
750 Lamar St
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/23/2000

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:02/22/2001

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362612277
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $25,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,200
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $400 $0 $18,400
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 23400023 10/23/2000 11/05/2000 $400 $7,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 02001 Serious 4991 A 10/23/2000 10/31/2000 $18,000 $18,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201054046
Event: 08/05/2000
Employee Killed When Crushed Between Containers In Rail Yard

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 5, 2000, Employee #1, a groundsman, was working between a blue container (#POCU0243635, CA license plate #IWK8601) that was placed atop a yellow OOCL chassis (#00LZ25595), and a green container (CA license plate #UUN5076) that was on chassis # EMZG8453426. A coworker was operating a MiJack gantry crane, model MJ100R, serial #40-G7A-120 and had just loaded a 20 ft container onto a well rail car. After dropping the container, the operator raised the boom of the gantry crane to a position that he thought was safe and started to travel right to pick up the next container to be loaded. When he moved, the lifting arm, which was in its retracted position, struck the container and chassis and dragged it forward approximately 3 ft. Employee #1 was working between the back and front of two containers and he became pinned at chest level between the 46 in. tall container and the adjacent 40 3/8 in. tall chassis. Employee #1 was given CPR by a coworker until the paramedics arrived. He was transported to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The containers were attached to the chassis by IBC connectors that allowed them to be shifted with or without the chassis. Employee #1 had been hired two weeks before the accident and trained for three days. He had been recommended by the trainer to perform the duties of a groundsman.

Keywords:chest, cpr, pinned, struck against, gantry crane, dragged, caught between, mech mat handling, containerized cargo, railroad

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300775566 Fatality Fracture Railroad brake, signal and switch operators
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