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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1207700.015 - Plastic Express

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 1207700.015Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 02/03/2017

Plastic Express
15450 Salt Lake Avenull
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 484121/ General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload
Mailing: 15450 Salt Lake Avenull, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/03/2017
Close Case:02/24/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $19,800 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $24,800
Current Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $15,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342(A) 07/10/2017 08/14/2017 $5,000 $5,000 $0 08/17/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  2. 02001 Serious 3314(D) 07/07/2017 07/19/2017 $5,000 $5,400 $0 08/17/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  3. 03001 Serious 4002(A) 07/07/2017 07/19/2017 $5,000 $14,400 $0 08/17/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 96664.015Event: 01/17/2017Employee Is Struck By Robot Arm And Sustains Fractured Stern
At 1:30 a.m. on January 17, 2017, Employee #1 was operating a forklift, removing stacked and wrapped bag pallets from a pallet wrapper. A Fuji-Ace Mechanical R obot was used to load pallet bags onto wood pallets on a conveyor, which moved t he loading stack to a pallet wrapper. When completed, the employee then moved th e plasticized pallet to storage within the facility. The employee witnessed the robot arm that was feeding pallet bags onto the wood pallets on the conveyor, st rike a pallet bag, loosening a hose on the robot hand and causing a mechanical i ssue that stopped the loading process. Employee #1 climbed onto the stopped conv eyor and walked into the caged robot arm area to reconnect the loose hose on the robots hand. As he proceeded toward the hose, the robot arm engaged, striking E mployee #1 in the chest area, and causing a broken sternum and 2 broken ribs. Th e employee was hospitalized and treated for his injures.
Keywords: arm, conveyor, fracture, hose, lockout, pallet, palletized cargo, powered industrial vehicle, rib, robot, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1207700.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed

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