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Inspection: 301331443 - Smurfit Newsprint Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 301331443Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 02/03/2004

Smurfit Newsprint Corp.
2205 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2621/Paper Mills
NAICS: 322122/Newsprint Mills

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/19/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/02/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 2 6
Current Violations 3 3 6
Initial Penalty $20,240 $0 $0 $560 $0 $20,800
Current Penalty $5,700 $0 $0 $300 $0 $6,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 23400022 A 04/12/2004 05/12/2004 $0 $280 $0 05/10/2004 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 01002 Other 23400023 04/12/2004 05/12/2004 $0 $280 $0 05/10/2004 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 02001 Serious 3210 A 04/12/2004 04/26/2004 $300 $5,060 $0 05/10/2004 W - Empr Withdrew
  4. 03001 Serious 4184 B 04/12/2004 04/26/2004 $2,700 $5,060 $0 05/10/2004 W - Empr Withdrew
  5. 04001 Other 23400017 A 04/12/2004 04/26/2004 $300 $5,060 $0 05/10/2004 W - Empr Withdrew
  6. 05001 Serious 5048 I 04/12/2004 04/26/2004 $2,700 $5,060 $0 05/10/2004 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201797834Event: 01/16/2004Ladder Slips From Under Employee And He Falls 9 Feet
At approximately 8:00 p.m. on January 16, 2004, an employee was in the process of climbing a ladder when he fell. Prior to his fall, the employee had been scraping the front and back of the calendar rolls and became very hot. He went into his office to cool off in the air conditioning. His office is a self contained unit inside of a building. The air conditioner was not putting out very cold air, so the employee decided to change the air filter. He placed a step ladder on the side of his office and started climbing up to the roof where the air conditioner was. He did not open the step ladder, but simply leaned it against the wall. As he was just about to step onto the roof, the ladder slipped out from under him. He was able to hold on for a few minutes, but eventually fell 9 feet to the ground. Two coworkers helped him to the tool office and called Emergency Medical Services. The employee spent 3 hours in Pomona Valley Hospital with a shattered ulna and radius that required a titanium plate to be inserted. He stated that he wasn't sure why he didn't open the step ladder and that he had received ladder training.
Keywords: fracture, stepladder, slip, fall, unstable position, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301331443 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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