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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315526012 - Maurice Thome

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 315526012Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 09/23/2011

Maurice Thome
2202 Huntington St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5015/Motor Vehicle Parts, Used
NAICS: 423140/Motor Vehicle Parts (Used) Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 8252 Malloy, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/20/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/31/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202553442Event: 09/23/2011Individual Is Killed While Salvaging Parts From Trailer
On September 23, 2011 a self-employed individual was salvaging parts from old equipment, which was apparently located at a scrapyard. At the time of the accident, he was attempting to dismantle an axle from a two-wheeled equipment trailer, while lying down on his back under the trailer. When he removed some bolts holding the axle, tension within the assembly was released. The axle spun around and hit him the face and the upper part of his body. The local fire department was called by the yard's owner. A member of the rescue personnel pronounced him dead at the scene. The Huntington Beach, California, police department reported the incident to Cal/OSHA on the same day. In the absence of any employer-employee relationship, Cal/OSHA lacked jurisdiction.
Keywords: chest, automotive repair, emergency response, lockout, struck by, face, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315526012 Occupation not reported

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