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Inspection: 119820306 - North American Foam

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 119820306Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 01/28/2002

North American Foam
1395 East Lexington, #102
Pomona, CA 91766
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3086/Plastics Foam Products
Mailing: 1708 North Tyler Street, South El Monte, CA 91733

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:04/08/2002
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:05/20/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362557696    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $4,950 $0 $0 $405 $0 $5,355
Current Penalty $4,950 $0 $0 $405 $0 $5,355
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 23400016 B 04/12/2002 05/07/2002 $135 $135 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 23400023 04/12/2002 05/07/2002 $135 $135 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 3577 E 04/12/2002 05/07/2002 $135 $135 $0 -
  4. 02001 Serious 4353 A 04/12/2002 04/22/2002 $2,475 $2,475 $0 -
  5. 03001 Serious 3578 G 04/12/2002 04/22/2002 $2,475 $2,475 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201795184Event: 01/23/2002Employee Fractures Hip When Knocked Down By Falling Bale
On January 23, 2002, Employee #1 was knocked down by a falling bale of scrap foam weighing about 300 pounds. No witnesses observed the accident. He fractured his left hip. Employee #1's job duties involved gathering scrap foam throughout the facility, baling the scraps, then moving the bales to the loading dock using a pallet jack. His job duties did not include loading the bales into trailers parked in the loading pit. At the time of the accident, he entered one of the trailers to retrieve a few scraps of foam. He apparently was aware that this practice was against company policy, and his employer had told him prior to the accident not to do this. A bale of foam fell on Employee #1 knocking him to the ground, fracturing his left hip. Employee #1 was hospitalized for about 6 weeks to treat his fractured hip.
Keywords: fracture, falling object, hip
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119820306 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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