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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126196047 - Cerise Automotive Enterprises Dba Cerise Auto Body

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126196047Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 08/12/2005

Cerise Automotive Enterprises Dba Cerise Auto Body
13020 Cerise Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7532/Top, Body, and Upholstery Repair Shops and Paint Shops
NAICS: 811121/ Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/23/2006
Close Case:11/17/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $560 $0 $13,160
Current Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $110 $0 $6,110
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B02 01/23/2006 02/09/2006 $0 $225 $0 02/28/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3328 B 01/23/2006 02/09/2006 $110 $335 $0 02/28/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3203 A 01/23/2006 02/09/2006 $6,000 $12,600 $0 02/28/2006 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201166931Event: 08/12/2005Employee Is Killed When Machine Falls On Head
At 9:05 a.m. on August 12, 2005, Employee #1 was working in the auto body repair shop, located in Hawthorne, California. Employee #1 was under the frame straightening machine and was clearing the hydraulic hose. The brass elbow connector of the hydraulic cylinder supporting the frame machine sheared off. This caused the frame machine to fall in a free fall manner, crushing Employee #1's head. He died of severe blunt force head trauma. It was found that the brass fitting of the center lift cylinder broke, causing the hydraulic cylinder to loose hydraulic pressure. As a result the safety latch was disengaged for the lowering task, thus allowing the frame machine to fall. Also, the total weight of the car and the frame machine were not supported by safety floor stands, as stated in the manufacture's manual. In addition, the employer did not have a copy of manufacture's manual prior to the fatal incident.
Keywords: fracture, head, hydraulic lift, automotive repair, work rules, equipment failure, struck by, falling object, motor vehicle
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126196047 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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