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Inspection: 1358080.015 - Krones Inc / Krones Ag

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 1358080.015Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 11/05/2018

Krones Inc / Krones Ag
3200 Fruitland Avenull
Vernon, CA 90058
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 333993/Packaging Machinery Manufacturing
Mailing: 555 S Flower Stsuite 3300, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/03/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1397996    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 8 14
Current Violations 6 8 14
Initial Penalty $87,750 $0 $0 $6,860 $0 $94,610
Current Penalty $87,750 $0 $0 $6,860 $0 $94,610
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1952(B)(1) 05/03/2019 $450 $450 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Other 1954(C) 05/03/2019 $450 $450 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  3. 01003 Other 1954(F) 05/03/2019 $450 $450 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  4. 01004 Other 1956(D) 05/03/2019 $450 $450 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  5. 01005 Other 1509(A) 05/03/2019 05/22/2019 $1,010 $1,010 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  6. 01006 Other 1952(D) 05/03/2019 $1,350 $1,350 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  7. 01007 Other 1953(A)(3) 05/03/2019 $1,350 $1,350 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  8. 01008 Other 1954(A) 05/03/2019 $1,350 $1,350 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  9. 02001 Serious 1953(A)(8) 05/03/2019 $9,000 $9,000 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  10. 03001 Serious 1953(A)(9) 05/03/2019 $11,250 $11,250 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  11. 04001 Serious 1956(A) 05/03/2019 $11,250 $11,250 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  12. 05001 Serious 3314(D) 05/03/2019 $11,250 $11,250 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  13. 06001 Serious 1952(A) 05/03/2019 $22,500 $22,500 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested
  14. 07001 Serious 1953(A)(6) 05/03/2019 $22,500 $22,500 $0 06/21/2019 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 115734.015Event: 11/05/2018Employees Are Injured After Falling In Confined Space
At 8:00 a.m. on November 8, 2018, Employee #1 was performing mechanical support duties. The accident involved a Decontamination Module, Identified by the Empl oyer as KA30011. Employee #1 was assigned to change metal plates (15 inch by 2 i nch, approximately) located inside the Denomination Unit, a permit-required conf ined space. Employee #1 gathered the tools needed to replace the metal plates a nd climbed up to the location of the confined space entry. The employee went thr ough the 18 inch (approximately) opening and began descending the 16 rungs (appr oximately) ladder, into a unit containing nitrogen gas. Consequently, within 3- 5 seconds (approximately), Employee #1 lost consciousness due to the oxygen-defi cient atmosphere and fell over 10 feet below. Soon after, Employee# 2, went thro ugh the opening and began to descend the ladder when he suffered the same effect s and fell onto Employee# 1. Employee# 1 and Employee# 2 were transported to LAC + USC Medical Center,where they were treated for their injuries.
Keywords: confined space, ladder, nitrogen, oxygen deficiency, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1358080.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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