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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300781622 - Parsec

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 300781622Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 05/05/2003

4000 Sheila St
Commerce, CA 90023
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4013/Railroad Switching and Terminal Establishments
NAICS: 488210/Support Activities for Rail Transportation

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/02/2003
Close Case:09/02/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201057445Event: 04/28/2003Employee Injured While Working With Crane
At approximately 5:45 p.m. on April 28, 2003, Employee #1, a grounds man for a cargo transporting company, was making his rounds. The cargo is transported by rail and utilizes hoisting equipment such as container handling yard cranes and rubber tired gantry cranes. During his rounds, Employee #1 assisted a crane operator to load 20-foot containers onto a track. The containers were secured together by twist-locks located at each corner. For some reason, two adjacent containers were stuck together. Employee #1 noticed that one of the twist-locks was still engaged. He attempted to release the lock, but got his right arm caught between the tongue, Serial Number: PONZ251046, and the tire, Serial Number: YMLZ280680, of the chassis. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injury. A detailed investigation determined that the accident was due to a lack of visual contact and positive communication between the grounds man and the crane operator. Employee #1 was working in the crane operator's blind site and despite the lack of visual or verbal communication, the operator lifted the container.
Keywords: rail, caught between, arm, containerized cargo, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300781622 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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