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Inspection: 312667751 - United Parcel Service

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Inspection Nr: 312667751
Report ID: 0950636
Open Date: 08/24/2011

Site Address:
United Parcel Service
3140 E. Jurupa St.
Ontario, CA 91761

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 492110/Couriers

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/23/2012


Close Case:04/14/2015

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102713120
Complaint 207211764 Yes Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $18,750
Current Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $560 $0 $7,310
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 3400 A 02/23/2012 03/27/2012 $560 $750 $0 03/05/2012 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Serious 3203 A 02/23/2012 03/08/2012 $6,750 $18,000 $0 03/05/2012 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202477808
Event: 08/24/2011
Employee Suffers From Heat Exhaustion While Working Indoors

. At approximately 4:55 p.m. on August 24, 2011, an employee with 11 years of work experience at this package delivery business was performing his normal duties. On the day prior to the accident, the maximum temperature was 97 degrees F in the afternoon. The first report of heat-related problems was made by the employee at approximately 10:00 p.m. on August 23, 2011 to his part-time supervisor. She told him to take his 20 minute break in the air-conditioned break room. Later, he again reported feeling sick to another supervisor. The employee started to feel confused and disoriented and again searched for a supervisor approximately one hour later. He located a full-time supervisor, but she was disciplining another worker. So, the employee found a union representative and told him that he needed help. The union representative assisted him to the break room, gave him a bag of ice to put on his head and neck and contacted the full-time supervisor. The union representative asked the supervisor to call the manager to transport the employee to receive treatment. At approximately 3:45 a.m., the Air Ramp Operations Manager drove the employee to the clinic in his vehicle. When the truck arrived at the clinic, the Health Care Professional evaluated the employee in the truck and determined that transport to the hospital was necessary, and called emergency medical services. The employee was hospitalized and treated for heat exhaustion. The causal factor was heat exposure while working indoors; a contributing factor was the behavior of supervisors and managers as they repeatedly failed to follow the steps for responding to Heat Illness Symptoms as outlined in their written procedures.

Keywords:heat, heat exhaustion

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312667751 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
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