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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305348328 - Adams Rite Aerospace

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 305348328Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 10/29/2002

Adams Rite Aerospace
4141 N Palm St
Fullerton, CA 92835
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3489/Ordnance and Accessories, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 332995/Other Ordnance and Accessories Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/04/2003
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:09/19/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $350 $0 $18,350
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $350 $0 $18,350
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 04/04/2003 04/22/2003 $350 $350 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3650 K 04/04/2003 04/22/2003 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201143112Event: 10/23/2002Employee'S Leg Fractured After Being Struck By Forklift Load
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on October 23, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker were working for a aircraft parts manufacturer at 4141 N. Palm St in Fullerton. Several types of automated and semi-automated machines were used in the operation. The employee and the coworker were working near the entrance to a stock room in the rear of the manufacturing facility unloading some metal bar stock from a flat bed truck in the parking area. The coworker was operating a forklift and Employee #1 was helping him load and unload the stock. They were bringing in an assortment of metal bars placed on the forks, the largest piece, a steel bar, measuring 154 in. long with a 3 in. diameter and weighing approximately 350 pounds. The other smaller pieces consisted of aluminum and brass bars that weighed approximately 150 pounds total. To get to the stock room, they had to drive the forklift through a small patio enclosed by a 4-ft-high guardrail. A 93-in.-wide opening in the guardrail provided entry into the enclosed patio. The coworker was driving the forklift with a load that included the largest piece, 154 in., attempting to clear the 93-in.-wide entrance. The forks were raised more than 4 ft to clear the guardrail. Employee #1 was in the enclosed patio in front of the forklift when the unsecured load on the forks fell on his left leg. Employee #1 suffered a compound fracture to his left leg, which required surgery, and three days of hospitalization at Saint Jude Hospital in Fullerton.
Keywords: loading, clearance, fracture, maintenance, metal bar, unsecured, machinist, industrial truck, falling object, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305348328 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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