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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119843100 - Northwest Airlines

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 119843100Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 03/24/1993

Northwest Airlines
200 World Way Terminal 2
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4512/Air Transportation, Scheduled

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/19/1993
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:11/10/1993

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $500 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A07 C 04/19/1993 05/19/1993 $500 $5,000 $0 L - State Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170604086Event: 03/23/1993Employee'S Right Foot Caught By Aircraft Wheel
Employee #1, an equipment service employee (ESE) of Ground Services, Northwest Airlines, Inc., was assisting aircraft mechanics who were towing an aircraft from the tarmac to the gate position. Once the aircraft reached its final position, Employee #1 was to place chocks under the left wing wheels. The aircraft could not be placed in its final parking position due to equipment located in this area. The mechanic stopped the tow so that the equipment could be removed. Employee #1, who thought the aircraft was in its final position, moved toward the left wing wheels. He was positioned under the fuselage between the left wing wheels and the left body wheels when the mechanic restarted the tow. Employee #1 was struck by the left body wheel, which caught his right foot. The aircraft was stopped and pushed off his foot.
Keywords: wheel, aircraft, airport, pinned, caught by, communication, foot, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119843100 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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