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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300646619 - Advance Processing Systems, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 300646619Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 12/30/1997

Advance Processing Systems, Inc.
122 Crossroads Parkway
Savannah, GA 31411
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7363/Help Supply Services
Mailing: 12801 North Central Expressway, Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75243

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/30/1997
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/11/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100900463    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $1,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100178 L 03/04/1998 03/23/1998 $1,000 $4,500 $0 03/24/1998 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200900348Event: 12/30/1997Employee Fractures Leg In Forklift Collision, Later Dies
On December 12, 1997, Employee #1 was using a Raymond dual-drive, stand-up, counterbalanced forklift to transport pallets from one compartment into another. After dropping off a pallet, he was backing up the forklift when he encountered an automated guided vehicle (AGV) that was traveling in reverse to the same point. The AGV was operated by a guided system built into the concrete floor. Employee #1 was standing with his back to the AGV, looking over his left shoulder, and had to choose between hitting the AGV or striking a stairway that led to the mezzanine storage area. He steered the forklift to avoid hitting the AGV and struck the stairway l-beam, fracturing his lower left leg. Emergency Services responded and transported Employee #1 to Memorial Medical Center. Four days later, while undergoing surgery, he slipped into a coma. He was removed from life support, at his family's request, on December 30, 1997.
Keywords: fracture, ind trk operator, struck against, collision, industrial truck, mech mat handling, backing up, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300646619 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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