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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300758026 - Sankyu Usa Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 300758026Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 12/03/1999

Sankyu Usa Inc
24700 So Main Street
Carson, CA 90745
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4225/General Warehousing and Storage
Mailing: 24700 So Main St, Carson, CA 90745

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/07/1999
Close Case:08/25/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362400392    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $615 $0 $615
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $615 $0 $615
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 12/07/1999 01/04/2000 $205 $205 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3650 M 12/07/1999 12/10/1999 $410 $410 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201032380Event: 06/08/1999Employee'S Jaw Fractured By Falling Crate
On June 8,1999, Employee #1 and coworkers were using a forklift to remove a 6 ft high by 10 ft long by 1 ft wide crate of glass panes from a seagoing container. This was a frequent and normal procedure for Employee #1, who had been a temporary worker at the warehouse for two years . The edges of the glass were enclosed in troughs made from wood. The crate was removed by having the forklift pull on a wire rope sling looped around its back end. The container's roof was too low to allow the crate to be picked up by slings attached to an extension device, so the crate had to be pulled halfway out of the container before the extension device could be used. When the crate began to tip, Employee #1 tried to stabilize it manually, but without success. The crate fell against him, pinning his head and fracturing his jaw.
Keywords: fracture, unsecured, pinned, mech mat handling, off loading, struck by, containerized cargo, face, falling object, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300758026 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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