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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 Ave
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    
Case Status: OPEN

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 -
  2. 01002 Other 1954(C) 05/03/2019 $450 $450 $0 06/21/2019 -
  3. 01003 Other 1954(F) 05/03/2019 $450 $450 $0 06/21/2019 -
  4. 01004 Other 1956(D) 05/03/2019 $450 $450 $0 06/21/2019 -
  5. 01005 Other 1509(A) 05/03/2019 05/22/2019 $1,010 $1,010 $0 06/21/2019 -
  6. 01006 Other 1952(D) 05/03/2019 $1,350 $1,350 $0 06/21/2019 -
  7. 01007 Other 1953(A)(3) 05/03/2019 $1,350 $1,350 $0 06/21/2019 -
  8. 01008 Other 1954(A) 05/03/2019 $1,350 $1,350 $0 06/21/2019 -
  9. 02001 Serious 1953(A)(8) 05/03/2019 $9,000 $9,000 $0 06/21/2019 -
  10. 03001 Serious 1953(A)(9) 05/03/2019 $11,250 $11,250 $0 06/21/2019 -
  11. 04001 Serious 1956(A) 05/03/2019 $11,250 $11,250 $0 06/21/2019 -
  12. 05001 Serious 3314(D) 05/03/2019 $11,250 $11,250 $0 06/21/2019 -
  13. 06001 Serious 1952(A) 05/03/2019 $22,500 $22,500 $0 06/21/2019 -
  14. 07001 Serious 1953(A)(6) 05/03/2019 $22,500 $22,500 $0 06/21/2019 -

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 Employer as KA30011. Employee #1 was assigned to change metal plates (15 inch by 2 inch, approximately) located inside the Denomination Unit, a permit-required confined space. Employee #1 gathered the tools needed to replace the metal plates and climbed up to the location of the confined space entry. The employee went through the 18 inch (approximately) opening and began descending the 16 rungs (approximately) ladder, into a unit containing nitrogen gas. Consequently, within 3-5 seconds (approximately), Employee #1 lost consciousness due to the oxygen-deficient atmosphere and fell over 10 feet below. Soon after, Employee# 2, went through the opening and began to descend the ladder when he suffered the same effects 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: oxygen deficiency, nitrogen, ladder, confined space, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1358080.015 Hospitalized injury Concussion Laborers, except construction

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