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Inspection: 312435415 - H.J. Heinz Company, L.P.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys


Inspection Nr: 312435415
Report ID: 0950643
Date Opened: 01/19/2010

Site Address:
H.J. Heinz Company, L.P.
9140 Lurline Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 311421/Fruit and Vegetable Canning

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/10/2010


Case Closed: 09/23/2013

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102631090
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $42,750 $0 $0 $425 $0 $43,175
Current Penalty $18,675 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,675
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 3664 A 05/10/2010 05/13/2010 $0 $425 $0 04/17/2013 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Serious 3203 A 05/10/2010 05/20/2010 $675 $6,750 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 03001 Other 3650 T33 05/10/2010 05/20/2010 $0 $18,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 04001 Serious 3650 T22 05/10/2010 05/20/2010 $18,000 $18,000 $0 06/15/2010 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202468419
Event: 01/19/2010
Employee Is Crushed By Falling Forklift

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on January 19, 2010, Employee #1 was operating a Kalmar industrial vehicle, Model Number C50BX PS, Serial Number 583656A, for the HJ Heinz Company. He was loading a 48-ft shuttle trailer, which was at Dock Door Number 9 in the south dock area. Employee #1 was driving into the shuttle trailer, when the shuttle driver pulled away from the dock, which caused the industrial vehicle and Employee #1 to fall off the dock. Employee #1 fell out of the industrial vehicle and onto the concrete ground, and the industrial vehicle fell on top of him. Employee #1 was killed. The shuttle trailer was not adequately blocked, and Employee #1 was not wearing his seatbelt.

Keywords:chock, crushed, industrial truck, seat belt, fall, struck by, trailer, falling object, loading dock

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312435415 Fatality Other Machine operators, not specified
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