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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313646424 - Ups

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 313646424Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 09/28/2012

Ups
13233 Moore St
Cerritos, CA 90703
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4212/Local Trucking Without Storage
NAICS: 484110/ General Freight Trucking, Local
Mailing: 16000 Arminta St, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/14/2012
Close Case:03/14/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101035137    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3668 A01 12/14/2012 12/19/2012 $18,000 $18,000 $0 12/21/2012 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202531448Event: 07/24/2012Employee Is Crushed Between Streering Wheel And Trailer
At approximately 11:25 a.m. on July 24, 2012, Employee #1 went to the bulk areas and noticed that the packages were backing up due to insufficient amounts of tugs to unload the packages. The employee was climbing into a parked pit irregular cart to check to see if there were any available carts to use due to the backing up of packages on the bulk area. Employee #1 climbed into a pit irregular cart to drive to the outside yard area where unused pit irregular carts were parked. The employee noticed an unused cart parked and while leaving the outside yard area to return to the bulk area, he stepped on the pedal forgetting that the pit irregular cart gear was in reverse. Employee #1 went backwards crashing into a parked trailer. The employee was pinned between the bottom of the trailer and the steering wheel of the pit irregular cart. Employee #1 was crushed between the side of the trailer and the steering wheel of the pit cart. Paramedics took the employee to UCI-Orange, where he was treated for a crushing injury to his spleen. Employee #1 remains hospitalized.
Keywords: spleen, foot control, driver, caught between, crushed, trailer, gear, backing up, cart
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313646424 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Supervisors, material moving equipment operators

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