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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126148071 - Abc Supply Company Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126148071Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 04/13/2005

Abc Supply Company Inc
6844 Cahuenga Park Trail
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5033/Roofing, Siding, and Insulation Materials
NAICS: 423330/ Roofing, Siding, and Insulation Material Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 9401 Winnetka Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/13/2005
Close Case:10/12/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2 4
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $18,000 $70,000 $0 $1,685 $0 $89,685
Current Penalty $0 $45,000 $0 $3,750 $0 $48,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 10/05/2005 10/15/2005 $750 $750 $0 10/31/2005 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 3668 G02 10/05/2005 10/15/2005 $935 $935 $0 10/31/2005 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 02001 Other 3650 S14 B 10/05/2005 10/15/2005 $3,000 $18,000 $0 10/31/2005 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 03001 Willful 3668 A01 10/05/2005 10/15/2005 $45,000 $70,000 $0 10/31/2005 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201166840Event: 04/13/2005Forklift Overturns On Steep Slope And Driver Is Killed
On April 13, 2005, an employee of the ABC Supply Company, Inc. (Chatsworth Branch, Store # 230), was operating a high-reach, rough terrain forklift (Model # JCB 930). When he arrived at the jobsite, which was a single-family residence, at 6:00 a.m., he was assigned to unload two delivery trucks, consisting of eight pallets of "S-Clay" roofing tiles. He was then required to place the pallets on the roof of the residence for unloading. The steep slope of the driveway (approximately 26 to 36 percent) prohibited the delivery trucks from using the driveway to gain close access to the house. The delivery trucks were parked on the street. The ABC Company crew unloaded the two trucks, and the forklift operator located the pallets of tiles at the top of the driveway, next to the house. The forklift driver intended to raise one pallet of tiles, at a time, to the roof and then unload the empty pallet in order to pickup the next pallet of tiles. The crew had finished unloading a pallet of roofing tiles and the forklift operator was maneuvering the forklift to unload an empty pallet. Witnesses observed the forklift driver losing control of his vehicle, when it began travelling down the steep driveway in reverse, with the driver stomping on the brakes to stop the vehicle. The witnesses stated that the wheels were not turning, but the forklift was moving backwards (with its mast in a fully elevated position), when it flipped over and landed on its side. The forklift slid approximately 68 feet down the driveway. When the crew reached the driver, they found him positioned outside the forklift, with massive bleeding due to severe head trauma. He was unresponsive and was lying on the ground, killed in the accident. It could not be determined if the forklift driver was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. An accident investigation revealed that the driver was not operating the forklift in accordance with the company's standard operating procedures, and with the manufacturer's operating instructions.
Keywords: head, loss of blood, roll-over, work rules, industrial truck, roofer, mech mat handling, lost control, slope, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126148071 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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