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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300858826 - Gro West Nursery

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 300858826Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 07/11/2002

Gro West Nursery
1755 St Lawrence Street
Riverside, CA 92503
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0181/Ornamental Floriculture and Nursery Products
Mailing: 2601 Valencia Ave, Brea, CA 92823

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/15/2002
Close Case:08/15/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362452583    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $975 $0 $17,175
Current Penalty $2,925 $0 $0 $975 $0 $3,900
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 08/15/2002 08/29/2002 $325 $325 $0 09/23/2002 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 5002 08/15/2002 08/29/2002 $325 $325 $0 09/23/2002 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Other 5021 A 08/15/2002 08/29/2002 $325 $325 $0 09/23/2002 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 02001 Serious 4999 D03 08/15/2002 08/29/2002 $2,925 $16,200 $0 09/23/2002 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201156817Event: 03/12/2002Employee'S Leg Caught Between Concrete Blocks
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on March 12, 2002, Employee #1, an employee at a nursery, was assisting his supervisor by moving concrete blocks. The supervisor was operating a boom-type truck mounted crane, (Model PC-1333B, Pitman Pole Cat, A.B. Chance Co. 6 tons, Lic. # 5M37654) and Employee #1 was helping him to hook up the concrete blocks (2-ft by 4-ft by 18-in. and approximately 1860 lbs) from a stack of blocks by using a chain with two hooks. After hooking up the load, Employee #1 was standing close to it. As the supervisor moved the load to pick it up, the load swung to the side, towards Employee #1 and hit him on his lower right leg. Employee #1's lower right leg got pinned between the load and a stack of blocks that was behind him. Employee #1 sustained multiple fractures to his lower right leg and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, nursery, caught between, truck, concrete block, crane, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300858826 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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