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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126118462 - United Airlines

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126118462Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 05/08/1998

United Airlines
Lax
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4512/Air Transportation, Scheduled
Mailing: P.O. Box 92245, Los Angeles, CA 90009

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/22/1998
Close Case:01/27/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362564585    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $425 $0 $425
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $425 $0 $425
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 09/21/1998 09/24/1998 $425 $425 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201160645Event: 05/03/1998Employee Slips Off Conveyor-Fractures Upper Vertebrae
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on May 3, 1998, Employee #1, a ramp serviceman, injured his vertebrae at the International Ramp in Zone 3. Employee #1 was assigned to unload baggage from incoming planes and to load the baggage onto a series of conveyors leading to International Baggage Claim Area B. Shortly before the accident, he claimed that he tried the controls of the conveyor to make sure it was working properly. During the test, he noted the next set of conveyor belts was not moving because a torn piece of luggage was stuck along the conveyor. He then went inside the conveyor covers to remove the stuck piece. As he was removing the piece, he stepped off the conveyor and fell through the ceiling to the floor. The distance from the ceiling to the floor was about 12 feet. Paramedics came and transported him to a local hospital. Employee #1 was hospitalized and diagnosed with two fractured upper vertebrae.
Keywords: fracture, airport, belt, slip, conveyor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126118462 Hospitalized injury Fracture Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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