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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $24,300 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $29,300
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 03/15/2011 03/18/2011 $0 $5,000 $0 04/01/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3203 A 03/15/2011 03/18/2011 $0 $10,800 $0 04/01/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 3328 E 03/15/2011 03/18/2011 $0 $13,500 $0 04/01/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202530168 Event: 09/18/2010One Employee Is Killed, One Is Injured By Falling Part
On September 18, 2010, Employee #1, Employee #2, and a coworker, who were employed by J & B Logstackers, were dismantling a Raygo-Wagner Model Number PC-90 stacker at the Union Pacific Railroad yard in Long Beach, CA. At approximately 10:50 a.m., the coworker removed a screw from the left side of the stacker's gallows tilt cylinder horizontal pivot bar. As the left pin was removed from the gallows horizontal bar, the gallows started moving downward. As the gallows moved downward, the coworker told Employees #1 and #2, who were working underneath the gallows, to leave the area. As Employees #1 and #2 ran from the area underneath the gallows, the gallows continued to move downward. It struck Employee #1 on top of the head, drove him into the ground, and pinned him. Employee #2's left foot was pinned under the gallows. An employee of Union Pacific Railroad used a forklift to lift the gallows off of Employees #1 and #2. As the gallows was being lifted, the coworker summoned Emergency Medical Services. The Long Beach Fire Department responded to the 911 call. They administered first aid to Employee #2 and transferred him to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, where he was hospitalized and treated for a fractured left foot. The Los Angeles County Coroner was called, and the Coroner pronounced Employee #1 dead.
Keywords: fracture, head, dismantling, pinned, struck by, falling object, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313641524 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 313641524 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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