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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126171156 - Newark Pacific Paper Board Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 126171156Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 07/01/1998

Newark Pacific Paper Board Corp
6001 S Eastern Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90040
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2631/Paperboard Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/29/1998
Close Case:05/26/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $935 $0 $5,935
Current Penalty $750 $0 $0 $560 $0 $1,310
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B01 12/29/1998 01/11/1999 $0 $0 $0 02/22/1999 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 01002 Other 3314 F 12/29/1998 02/02/1999 $185 $185 $0 02/22/1999 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 01003 Other 5157 F03 12/29/1998 02/02/1999 $375 $375 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 5157 F08 12/29/1998 02/02/1999 $0 $375 $0 02/22/1999 J - ALJ Decision
  5. 02001 Serious 3273 A 12/29/1998 01/11/1999 $750 $5,000 $0 02/22/1999 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201051448Event: 06/23/1998Employee Injured In Fall From Catwalk
At approximately 2:05 p.m. on June 23, 1998 Employee #1 was injured in a fall from a catwalk. The catwalk was approximately 5 ft above ground level. The catwalk is approximately 3 ft wide. The guardrail has a top rail and midrail and is also about 3 ft high. About one year earlier the employer had replaced the original supports that were corroded with new ones. In order to perform maintenance on the paper mill, the section that the victim was standing on has to be removed. Other employees indicated that there might have been bolts or flaps used as retention devices for the grating. The type of devices used was undetermined but some sort of newer retaining devices were on the old supports to prevent the grating from dislodging itself. Employee #1 was performing routine preventative maintenance on a paper mill machine when a coworker passed by on the floor below. Employee #1 turned to face the co-worker and exchanged salutation and then reached over the guardrail to shake hands. When Employee #1 leaned over guardrail, the floor of the catwalk lifted off its support and flipped over behind him. This action caused Employee #1 to fall to the ground. Employee #1 suffered a "spiral fracture" of the right tibia. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, support posts, guardrail, tibia, grating, catwalk, fall, equipment approval
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126171156 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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