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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314760513 - Unified Grocers Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca South (Hh Unit)

Nr: 314760513Report ID: 0950662Open Date: 09/24/2012

Unified Grocers Inc
5300 Sheila St
Commerce, CA 90040
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5141/Groceries, General Line
NAICS: 424410/General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 5200 Sheila St, Commerce, CA 90040

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/21/2013
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/18/2015
Emphasis: L:Regionp1, S:Targeted Compl & Consult

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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 3661 C 02/21/2013 02/28/2013 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201694544Event: 08/28/2012Dock Worker Hosptialized When Struck By Backing Trailer
At approximately 8:40 a.m. on August 28, 2012, Employee #1, a 61-year-old male industrial truck operator with Unified Grocers Inc., was taking a break outside of a dock door number-233. A coworker was backing a trailer to dock door number-233 with an inoperable back-up alarm. Employee #1 was pinned between a backing industrial truck with trailer and a loading dock. Employee #1 received five broken ribs from a crushing injury. Employee #1 was transported to USC Medical Center where he was admitted three days for treatment. The incident was caused by three factors, the worker backing the trailer failed to ensure that the area was clear before backing. The backup alarm on the industrial truck was not working and Employee #1was taking a break in an unauthorized area. Unified Grocers Inc. was engaged in the Warehousing and transportation of packaged food.
Keywords: fracture, dock, struck against, crushed, rib, struck by, tractor trailer, dock worker, backing up
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314760513 Hospitalized injury Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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