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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313170375 - Garden Grove Unified School District

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 313170375Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 05/18/2011

Garden Grove Unified School District
12752 Trask Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8211/Elementary and Secondary Schools
NAICS: 611110/Elementary and Secondary Schools
Mailing: 10331 Stanford Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/08/2011
Close Case:06/13/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202553046Event: 04/28/2011Employees Leg Is Fractured When Struck By Guardrail
On April 28, 2011, Employee #1, a custodian supervisor who was employed by a school district and was not a contract employee, was driving a Taylor-Dunn electric utility cart (Serial Number 92045) Employee #1 was simultaneously turning and backing up the cart, when it inadvertently and abruptly accelerated. Due to the abrupt acceleration, the cart collided and broke a section of guardrail, which in turn struck Employee #1's right leg, immediately above the ankle area. Employee #1 sustained serious crush and fracture injuries to his leg, and he was hospitalized. The accident was reported to the Division on April 29, 2011.
Keywords: janitor, fracture, guardrail, collision, crushed, struck by, backing up, cart, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313170375 Hospitalized injury Fracture Janitors and cleaners

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