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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126199793 - American Airlines

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126199793Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 11/29/2007

American Airlines
400 World Way West Terminal 4
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4512/Air Transportation, Scheduled
NAICS: 481111/Scheduled Passenger Air Transportation

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/14/2008
Close Case:05/13/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $5,800 $0 $28,300
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $19,000
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 02/19/2008 02/22/2008 $1,000 $5,000 $0 03/07/2008 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 4075 D 02/18/2008 03/07/2008 $800 $800 $0 03/07/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 3999 B 02/19/2008 03/08/2008 $18,000 $22,500 $0 03/07/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201169620Event: 11/17/2007Employee Amputates Fingers While Working Baggage Conveyor
At approximately 12:20 p.m. on November 17, 2007, Employee #1 was working at the top of baggage conveyor pier Number 2 and was resting his hand on the conveyor belt. The baggage conveyor system's sensors are designed to detect outbound baggage coming down the chute; the sensors automatically trigger the conveyor belt to run when the baggage come down the chute. At the time of the incident, there was baggage coming down the conveyor and the photo eye sensors triggered the conveyor belt to run while Employee #1 rested his hand at the tail end pulley of the conveyor belt. The top conveyor belt pulled Employee #1's hand through an unguarded opening and wedged it between the tail end pulley of the conveyor belt and the transfer ramp. Employee #1 sustained serious multiple fingers amputations. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, baggage conveyor, finger, caught by, conveyor, conveyor belt, unguarded, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126199793 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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