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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313379307 - Parsec Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 313379307Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 08/17/2009

Parsec Inc
4940 Sheila St
Commerce, CA 90040
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4011/Railroads, Line-Haul Operating
NAICS: 482111/Line-Haul Railroads

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/12/2009
Close Case:07/09/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102619236    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $750 $0 $750
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3395 E03 11/12/2009 12/15/2009 $300 $750 $0 11/24/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202455788Event: 08/07/2009Employee'S Finger Is Crushed Between Containers
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on August 7, 2009, Employee #1 was assisting a crane operator, the accident witness, in moving a 53-foot container on top of another container, at Track 117. Employee #1 locked the "IBC" (apparently intermediate bulk container) and began walking towards the well car ladder, while holding onto the grounding bar. He had placed both hands in between the containers to sustain his balance. The crane operator lost sight of Employee #1 and assumed he had already climbed off the well car. When the crane operator began raising the east end of the container, the container tilted and crushed Employee #1's right hand in between it and the other container. Employee #1's finger was apparently amputated, and he was hospitalized. The Division determined that the accident was caused by both Employee #1 and the crane operator failing to follow standard operating procedures. Employee #1 should not have placed his hands in between the containers at any time, and the crane operator should not have moved the crane until he could see that Employee #1 had cleared the well car. The Division did not issue a citation to the employer.
Keywords: amputated, finger, obstructed view, work rules, caught between, containerized cargo, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313379307 Hospitalized injury Amputation Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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