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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125519397 - Northwest Airlines, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office

Nr: 125519397Report ID: 0950613Open Date: 11/04/1998

Northwest Airlines, Inc.
San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco, CA 94128
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4512/Air Transportation, Scheduled
Mailing: San Francisco International Airport, San Fancisco, CA 94128

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/08/1999
Close Case:09/30/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $750 $0 $750
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 3270 A 04/09/1999 04/27/1999 $0 $450 $0 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 342 A 04/09/1999 04/14/1999 $300 $300 $0 05/03/1999 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201121191Event: 10/27/1998Employee Injured In Fall From Airplane Tire
On October 27, 1998, Employee #1 was working as an aircraft mechanic to maintain DC-10 airplanes before flight departures. Employee #1 inspects wheel wells when completing the maintenance checklist. As part of the procedure, Employee #1 stood on the landing gear tires to gain height to pull a lever to open the wheel well door and then used a broom handle to push in the door latch. At the time of the incident Employee #1's foot slipped. He lost his balance and fell off the tire to the tarmac, a distance of about 4.5 feet. The employee was hospitalized with a fractured left kneecap.
Keywords: knee, aircraft, fracture, airport, work rules, mechanic, fall, lost balance, tire
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125519397 Hospitalized injury Fracture Aircraft mechanics, excluding engine

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