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Inspection: 120113170 - Kaiser International Corp
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office
Report ID: 0950635
Open Date: 01/09/1995
Kaiser International Corp
Berth 49 2an Pedro, CA 90731
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4491/Marine Cargo Handling
Mailing: 411 N Harbor Blvd Ste 300, San Pedro, CA 90731
Untrained New Employee Suffers Leg Amputation In Switchyard
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on January 8, 1995, Employee #1 had been working about an hour on her first day of work at a switching yard. She was working between two rail cars and was required to open the car's knuckles and connect the air hoses. While Employee #1 connected the hoses of two parked rail cars, a third car approached and abruptly hit one of the cars, moving the parked rail cars and causing one of them to run over her right leg. Employee #1's leg was amputated. There were no derails, bumper blocks, or any controls to safeguard the employee. Employee #1 had not been instructed with respect to the hazards unique to the switchyard operation.
longshoring, amputated, unsecured, work rules, railroad car, caught between, inexperience, air hose, untrained, leg
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