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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3328(G) 02/21/2019 $18,000 $18,000 $0 02/28/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 113604.015 Event: 08/23/2018Employee Suffers Fractures When Struck By Dock Ramp
At 11:20 p.m. on August 23, 2018, an employee was working for a firm that provid ed refrigerated warehousing and storage. The site was a fixed location, a wareho use. The employee was employed as a permanent full-time employee at the time of the incident. He had an immediate supervisor. The employee and a coworker were t ransferring a load from a trailer at gate 109 to a trailer at gate 108. The empl oyee was in the trailer at gate 109 to get the information on the trailer and gi ve it to a clerk. The dock ramp for gate 109 was in a vertical position. A mecha nic had worked on it few hours before. The employee's coworker was at the contro l of the dock ramp for the trailer at gate 109. He did not see the employee in t he trailer. He lowered the ramp from its vertical position. As he lowered the ra mp, it came down quickly. The coworker tried to warn the employee, but it was to o late. The ramp struck the employee on his left foot and ankle. The employee su ffered multiple fractures in his left foot and ankle. He was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where he was hospitalized for four days. The firm's safety m anager reported the injury to the San Bernardino District Office at 10:37 a.m. o n August 24, 2018. The employer met the Division's reporting requirements. A CSH O from the District office arrived at the work site and opened an investigation with another member of management at 2:00 p.m. on August 28, 2018. The mechanic stated, either during the investigation or earlier, that he did not test the doc k ramp by lowering it and raising after the repair and that he had left the ramp in its vertical position. Testing of the function would have prevented the inci dent. One accident related violation was cited: T8CCR 3328(g).
Keywords: ankle, falling object, foot, fracture, loading dock, loading ramp, material handling, struck by, trailer, warehouse
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1343033.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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