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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313644130 - International Cargo Equipment Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 313644130Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 10/27/2011

International Cargo Equipment Inc
1550 Eubank Ave
Wilmington, CA 90744
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4231/Terminal and Joint Terminal Maintenance Facilities for Motor Freight Transportation
NAICS: 488490/Other Support Activities for Road Transportation

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/06/2012
Close Case:01/10/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,550 $0 $5,550
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $4,450 $0 $4,450
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 03/06/2012 03/09/2012 $3,900 $5,000 $0 03/22/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3664 E 03/06/2012 03/09/2012 $550 $550 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202530911Event: 09/14/2011Employee'S Hand Is Struck By Object And Crushes Fingers
At approximately 9:25 a.m. on September 14, 2011, Employee #1 and a coworker were replacing cracked mast anchor pins on a Taylor container lift (Model Number 155). To access the mast anchor pins, Employee #1 repositioned the arm attachment of the lift inward and moved the attachment to a height of 5.5 ft on the mast. As he accessed the mast anchor pins, the coworker left to get new mast anchor pins. Employee #1 removed all the lug nuts and cover plates from each side of the mast's anchor pin cradle, which gave him access to remove the damaged pins from the cradle. He then took a bottle jack and placed it under the front axle of the lift, and raised the lift's front end approximately 16 in. from the ground. Next, he placed a block of wood underneath the base of the lift's mast to relieve the pressure on the mast's anchor pins. After placing the base of the mast onto the wooden block, Employee #1 went to the cab of the lift to turn the lift's engine off. While turning off the lift, he heard the cracking noise and saw the top of the lift's mast traveling towards the lift's cab. He placed his right hand on top of the lift's roll over protection and turned to step off the lift to evade the falling mast, when the mast struck his hand. The mast crushed his fingers, before settling on the rear of the machine. Emergency medical personnel were summoned. They arrived and transported him to a medical center. Employee #1 underwent surgical procedures, which included the amputation of his middle and ring fingers. Following the procedures, he was hospitalized for postoperative care.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, amputated, repair, finger, caught by, crushed, falling object, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313644130 Hospitalized injury Amputation Heavy equipment mechanics

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