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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314864794 - Delta Airlines Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 314864794Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 04/04/2013

Delta Airlines Inc
500 World Way, Lax Terminal 5, Gate 57
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4512/Air Transportation, Scheduled
NAICS: 481111/Scheduled Passenger Air Transportation
Mailing: 500 World Way, Ste. M, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/12/2013
Close Case:07/27/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
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 06/12/2013 06/17/2013 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202545034Event: 02/18/2013Airport Ground Worker Herniates Back While Lifting Tow Bar
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on February 18, 2013, Employee #1, a 59-year-old male with Delta Airlines Inc., was working at LAX at terminal 5, gate 57, was on the ground at gate 57 connecting a tow bar to an incoming aircraft which would be towed to the gate. As Employee #1 picked up the front end of the tow bar to connect it to the pin at the nose landing gear, Employee #1 felt a strain in his back while lifting on the weight of the tow bar. As a result of the incident, he strained his back. Employee #1 sought medical attention for the strain and was hospitalized and treated for a hernia. The Employer was doing business as air passengers and freights carrier.
Keywords: airport, back, hernia, herniated disk
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314864794 Hospitalized injury Hernia Occupation not reported

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