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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300777711 - 99 Cents Only Stores

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera


Inspection Nr: 300777711
Report ID: 0950642
Open Date: 08/09/2001

Site Address:
99 Cents Only Stores
4000 E Union Pacific Ave
Commerce, CA 90023

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/03/2002


Close Case:09/27/2006

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362607848
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,310 $0 $1,310
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $900 $0 $900
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 14305 C 01/03/2002 01/23/2002 $300 $375 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 3668 A02 01/02/2002 01/22/2002 $600 $935 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201055845
Event: 07/05/2001
Employee Injures Foot Jumping Of Runaway Pallet Jack

Employee #1 was told by his supervisor to park a Yale motorized pallet end control jack so he could go and unload a truck by hand. Employee #1 proceeded to park the pallet jack. While the pallet jack was approaching the angle iron barrier in front and at the bottom of the battery charging station, he applied the brake by turning the right rotating hand grip upward (clockwise) but the pallet jack did not stop. Employee #1 jumped off the pallet jack to avoid a head on collision with the battery charging rack when he was approximately a foot away from the battery rack. When Employee #1 jumped off the pallet jack, he got his right foot caught between the front of the pallet jack and the angle iron rail of the battery rack. As a result of the accident, Employee #1 sustained fractures to three metatarsals bones on his right foot. Employee #1 turned the rotating hand grip upward (plugging) as a braking method instead of fully raising or lowering the control handle to apply the mechanical brake for immediate brake application. As defined in the Yale operating manual, plugging means reversing the direction of control while traveling, causing the unit to slow down to a stop.

Keywords:battery, metal rail, battery charger, caught by, pallet, jack, foot

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300777711 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
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