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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300776903 - Western Strategic Materials

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera


Inspection Nr: 300776903
Report ID: 0950642
Open Date: 04/18/2001

Site Address:
Western Strategic Materials
7000 Bandini Bl
Commerce, CA 90040

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/01/2001

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:03/19/2005

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362617227
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $750 $0 $23,250
Current Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $750 $0 $16,950
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 1593 D 08/01/2001 08/14/2001 $750 $750 $0 10/05/2001 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Serious 1592 A 08/01/2001 08/07/2001 $16,200 $22,500 $0 10/05/2001 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201055209
Event: 04/18/2001
Employee Killed When Struck By Front End Loader

At approximately 8:50 a.m. on April 18, 2001, Employee #1, a maintenance supervisor for Strategic Materials Incorporated, was installing a sprinkler system for dust control next to the glass bottle loading area. Another employee was operating a Kawasaki front end loader Model Number 70ZN, Serial Number 7003 5737. The equipment operator was transferring glass bottles from the brown glass pile area to the hopper where the glass is ground. The operator did not see Employee #1 as he approached the pile of brown glass. He picked up a scoop of glass, shook the scoop to stabilize the load, and then proceeded in reverse. While backing up, the operator felt a bump on the right front tire, but thought that it was glass bottles that were lying on the floor and did not pay attention to it. He was not aware that he had run over Employee #1 until he returned for another load and saw his body lying on the ground. The back-up alarm on the front end loader was not operational. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene due to massive trauma to the head.

Keywords:head, dust, front end loader, alarm, struck by, run over, backing up, hopper, tire

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300776903 Fatality Other Supervisors, mechanics and repairers
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