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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300763224 - Ralphs Grocery - Store 178

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 300763224Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 02/15/2002

Ralphs Grocery - Store 178
6290 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5411/Grocery Stores
Mailing: P.O. Box 54143, Los Angeles, CA 90054

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/15/2002
Close Case:09/13/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362404154    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $25,875 $0 $0 $375 $0 $26,250
Current Penalty $25,875 $0 $0 $375 $0 $26,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 06/26/2002 07/01/2002 $375 $375 $0 07/25/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 02001 Serious 3280 06/26/2002 07/01/2002 $3,375 $3,375 $0 07/25/2002 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 03001 Serious 3210 B 06/26/2002 07/16/2002 $22,500 $22,500 $0 07/25/2002 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201034105Event: 02/14/2002Employee Injured In Fall From Storage Rack
At approximately 11:15 p.m. on February 14, 2002, Employee #1 suffered a broken wrist and the fracture of the left eye socket when he fell from an unguarded storage rack. At the time of the accident Employee#1 was standing on a storage rack, moving boxes of paper products. The rack was located against a wall in the rear of a large super market and is 72.5 in. tall, 36 in. wide and approximately 65 ft long. The rack is accessed by an 8-ft ladder and, when necessary, a larger ladder. The employees then walk along the rack picking and storing boxes that range in size 15 in. to 24 in. wide and deep and 15 in. to 30 in. tall. The accident occurred when Employee #1 stepped back while working from the rack and fell to the concrete floor. Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital and treated for injuries to his eye socket, which included cosmetic surgery and the broken wrist.
Keywords: eye, fracture, ladder, fall, storage rack, storage area, unguarded, backing up, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300763224 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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