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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125581439 - United Parcel Service

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fremont District Office

Nr: 125581439Report ID: 0950612Open Date: 10/29/1997

United Parcel Service
1245 Hammerwood Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4212/Local Trucking Without Storage
Mailing: 2222 17th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/20/1998
Close Case:12/04/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361391774    
 Complaint201780194 Yes  
 Complaint202382990 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $650 $0 $7,650
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $465 $0 $5,465
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 04/07/1998 05/10/1998 $185 $185 $0 04/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 5162 C 04/07/1998 05/10/1998 $280 $280 $0 04/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 6170 C10 04/07/1998 05/10/1998 $0 $185 $0 04/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 3999 F 04/07/1998 04/10/1998 $5,000 $7,000 $0 04/20/1998 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201790516Event: 10/01/1997Employee Injured When Foot Got Caught In Conveyor
At approximately 11:00 p.m., Employee #1 and another employee were "walking the belt" to recover and remove any letters or packages which may have been caught in the rollers. While on the moving belt, Employee #1 checked an end roller assay by lifting the grating guard that had not been secured. He left the grating up and went back to monitoring the beltway. He lost his balance or mistepped on the moving beltway. Upon bringing his left foot down, he inadvertently stepped into the in-running nip point of the end roller assembly. His left foot and ankle were immediately pulled into the mechanism. Employee #1 sustained a compound fracture to his left foot and ankle, as well as severe traumatic injury to his left leg and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, guard, belt conveyor, grating, roller--mach/part, nip point, lost balance, ankle, foot, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125581439 Hospitalized injury Fracture Graders and sorters, except agricultural

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