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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307180752 - Watkins Shephard Trucking Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 307180752Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 04/05/2006

Watkins Shephard Trucking Inc.
13827 Carmenita Rd.,Unit D
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7361/Employment Agencies
NAICS: 561310/Employment Placement Agencies
Mailing: 13827 Carmenita Rd. Unit D, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/24/2006
Close Case:12/19/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,215 $0 $1,215
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $935 $0 $935
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B02 07/24/2006 08/10/2006 $375 $375 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3661 C 07/24/2006 08/10/2006 $280 $420 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3668 A02 07/24/2006 08/10/2006 $280 $420 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202472510Event: 03/15/2006Steel Plate Falls On Employee'S Fingers Fracturing Them
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on March 15, 2006, a contract employee of Preferred Personnel was working at Watkins Shepard Trucking, Inc., located in Santa Fe Spring, California. The employee and a coworker were loading merchandise from a freight container parked at loading docks Numbers 9 and 10. The freight container was too high from the edge of the dock, and the dock platform was unable to be used as access for a dolly or a forklift to load merchandise. Consequently, the employee drove a forklift to bring a 6-ft by 5-ft steel portable dock-plate, and place it between the end of the freight container and the dock. Since the portable dock plate was not properly placed, the employee decided to adjust it manually. While the employee was adjusting the dock-plate, it fell on his hand, and crushed his fingers. The employee sustained multiple fractures to his fingers. He was taken to a hospital and treated without requiring hospitalization.
Keywords: loading, steel plate, fracture, finger, manual mat handling, struck by, containerized cargo, falling object, loading dock, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307180752 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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