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Inspection: 313644130 - International Cargo Equipment Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

 

Inspection Nr: 313644130
Report ID: 0950635
Open Date: 10/27/2011

Site Address:
International Cargo Equipment Inc
1550 Eubank Ave
Wilmington, CA 90744

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:4231

NAICS: 488490/Other Support Activities for Road Transportation


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/06/2012

Emphasis:

Close Case:01/10/2014


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101033819
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,550 $0 $5,550
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $4,450 $0 $4,450
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 342 A 03/06/2012 03/09/2012 $3,900 $5,000 $0 03/22/2012 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 3664 E 03/06/2012 03/09/2012 $550 $550 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202530911
Event: 09/14/2011
Employee'S Hand Is Struck By Object And Crushes Fingers

At approximately 9:25 a.m. on September 14, 2011, Employee #1 and a coworker were replacing cracked mast anchor pins on a Taylor container lift (Model Number 155). To access the mast anchor pins, Employee #1 repositioned the arm attachment of the lift inward and moved the attachment to a height of 5.5 ft on the mast. As he accessed the mast anchor pins, the coworker left to get new mast anchor pins. Employee #1 removed all the lug nuts and cover plates from each side of the mast's anchor pin cradle, which gave him access to remove the damaged pins from the cradle. He then took a bottle jack and placed it under the front axle of the lift, and raised the lift's front end approximately 16 in. from the ground. Next, he placed a block of wood underneath the base of the lift's mast to relieve the pressure on the mast's anchor pins. After placing the base of the mast onto the wooden block, Employee #1 went to the cab of the lift to turn the lift's engine off. While turning off the lift, he heard the cracking noise and saw the top of the lift's mast traveling towards the lift's cab. He placed his right hand on top of the lift's roll over protection and turned to step off the lift to evade the falling mast, when the mast struck his hand. The mast crushed his fingers, before settling on the rear of the machine. Emergency medical personnel were summoned. They arrived and transported him to a medical center. Employee #1 underwent surgical procedures, which included the amputation of his middle and ring fingers. Following the procedures, he was hospitalized for postoperative care.

Keywords:hydraulic lift, amputated, repair, finger, caught by, crushed, falling object, hand

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313644130 Hospitalized injury Amputation Heavy equipment mechanics
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