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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126161553 - Aeroground

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126161553Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 09/14/2006

5621 W. Imperial Hwy.
El Segundo, CA 90045
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4512/Air Transportation, Scheduled
NAICS: 481112/Scheduled Freight Air Transportation
Mailing: 5619 W. Imperial Hwy., El Segundo, CA 90045

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/05/2007
Close Case:01/18/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $24,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,750
Current Penalty $6,075 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,075
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3657 A01 03/05/2007 03/15/2007 $5,400 $18,000 $0 04/12/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3657 D 03/05/2007 03/15/2007 $675 $6,750 $0 04/12/2007 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201168309Event: 09/09/2006Employee Fractured Vertebra In Fall From Elevated Pallet
On September 9, 2006, Employee #1 worked in a warehouse to prepare inbound and outbound cargoes for shipping and dispatching purposes. Employee #1's supervisor left the blades of a forklift raised at the halfway and walked away to do something else. While working, Employee #1 was standing on blades of a forklift to reach to an elevation, where there were protruding boxes. At the same time as Employee #1 was pushing the boxes, he lost his footings and fell about 4 ft to the ground. Employee #1 lost consciousness on the scene, sustained brain damage and fractured vertebra at levels of C2, coccyx, and C7, intervertebral foramen. Employee #1 was in a coma for 54 days. He was hospitalized. Employee #1 did not use a fall protection while working at elevation.
Keywords: footings, fracture, warehouse, industrial truck, fall, concussion, blade, lost balance, vertebra, brain
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126161553 Hospitalized injury Concussion Laborers, except construction

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