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Inspection: 316671296 - C & D Ventures Inc. Dba Gold Coast Dairy

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 316671296Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 09/17/2013

C & D Ventures Inc. Dba Gold Coast Dairy
123 Aero Camino, Ste. B
Goleta, CA 93117
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5143/Dairy Products, Except Dried or Canned
NAICS: 424430/Dairy Product (except Dried or Canned) Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 123 Aero Camino, Ste. B, Goleta, CA 93117

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/10/2014
Close Case:09/14/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102787918    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $1,120 $0 $13,720
Current Penalty $6,820 $0 $0 $780 $0 $7,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 14300040 A 02/24/2014 02/27/2014 $225 $225 $0 03/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3664 A 02/24/2014 03/29/2014 $225 $225 $0 03/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 3203 A 02/24/2014 02/27/2014 $165 $335 $0 03/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 3706 B 02/24/2014 03/29/2014 $165 $335 $0 03/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001 Serious 3328 G 02/24/2014 03/29/2014 $6,820 $12,600 $0 03/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202657797Event: 09/16/2013Employee Is Killed, Pinned Between Truck And Loading Dock
At approximately 10:42 p.m. on September 16, 2013, Employee #1, a warehouse worker with C & D Ventures Inc. Dba Gold Coast Dairy, was deploying a docking plate to a tractor trailer at the loading dock, but Employee #1 was unable to do so because of the location of the truck. The tractor trailer driver, driven by another worker (employed by a different company; DeFrancesco's Dairy Transport) had brought the truck to dock where Employee #1 was working. The tractor truck had just been backed into the loading dock at Gold Coast Dairy. In order to help Employee #1, this truck driver, from DeFrancesco's Dairy, got back in his truck and moved the truck forward 2 to 3 ft. Then, the driver got out to further assist Employee #1. Employee #1 was able to lift the docking plate, but the platform would not stay up. Employee #1 tried to lift the platform of the docking plate, by standing on the dock, but Employee #1 was unable to do so. Employee #1 jumped down into the dock and told the driver that he would hold the platform up, as the driver backed the truck up further. The driver backed the truck slowly, but when the driver could no longer see Employee #1, the driver stopped the truck and got out. The driver found Employee #1 on the ground grasping for air and suffering from fatal injuries that resulted from Employee #1 being pinned between the loading dock and trailer. Emergency responders were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead from blunt force injuries. The Division determined that the accident was caused by the combination of the docking plate not working correctly and insufficient warning methods used by the trucking company. Interviews were conducted of the driver, the owner of the company, and coworkers. As a result of the investigation, the Division issued C & D Ventures Inc. (exposing employer) a Serious Accident Related citation for CCR, Title 8, 3328(g). The Division issued DeFrancesco's Dairy Transport, Inc. (creating employer) a Serious Accident Related citation for CCR, Title 8, 3706(b).
Keywords: dock, warehouse, pinned, caught between, tractor trailer, dock worker, loading dock, backing up, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316671296 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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