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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316343763 - Crown Lift Trucks

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 316343763Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 05/04/2012

Crown Lift Trucks
3920 Capital Ave
City Of Industry, CA 91745
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7359/Equipment Rental and Leasing, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 532490/Other Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
Mailing: 1360 Darius Ct, City Of Industry, CA 91744

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/03/2012
Close Case:11/06/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $5,550 $0 $19,950
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 342 A 10/03/2012 10/30/2012 $0 $5,000 $0 11/01/2012 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Other 3203 A02 10/03/2012 10/30/2012 $0 $550 $0 11/01/2012 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 02001 Serious 3314 C 10/03/2012 10/30/2012 $0 $14,400 $0 11/01/2012 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202478335Event: 04/04/2012Lift Forks Fall On And Crush Repair Technician'S Hands
At around 2:00 p.m. on April 4, 2012, Employee #1 was working as a field service technician for Crown Lift Trucks in City of Industry, California. His employer had rented, leased, and repaired high lift equipment to or for its customers over many years. It had about 60 employees on its payroll on the day of inspection. Employee #1 had been employed about five months as a field service technician at the time of the incident. The incident occurred at a customer's facility, also in City of Industry, California. Employee #1 was adjusting nuts on the fork(s) of a Crown Model Number P-7 pallet jack, with Serial Number 6A287397, at a customer's location. He had raised the forks to about 18 inches (460 millimeters) off the floor with only one jack support underneath, when the forks fell to floor during the work and crushed both of the employee's hands and his fingers in between floor and the fork(s). He sustained a crushing injury to the fourth finger on his right hand and a fractured left hand. There was no witness to the incident. The employee was taken to the Kaiser Permanente facility in Baldwin Park, CA, for treatment, and he was released that same day after a few hours. The employer reported the accident to Cal/OSHA on April 16, 2012, instead of within 8 hours, as required by regulation. An investigator from the Cal/OSHA West Covina Office initiated an inspection of the place on May 4, 2012, with a management official at the site. The management official who participated in the walk around inspection stated that only one support jack was used under one of the two forks at the time of the incident. Employee #1 was contacted on phone at a later date and was advised to come to the Cal/OSHA West Covina office for a private interview, but he did not come on the scheduled date and time. Accordingly, the findings were based on the information provided by the employer. The employer was cited for a couple of safety violations on ineffective lockout/blockout or lockout/tagout procedures.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, automotive repair, unsecured, lockout, crushed, industrial truck, falling object, hand, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316343763 Hospitalized injury Amputation Technicians, n.e.c.

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