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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316672062 - Borrmann Metal Center

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 316672062Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 12/10/2013

Borrmann Metal Center
110 W Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91502
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5051/Metals Service Centers and Offices
NAICS: 423510/Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/01/2014
Close Case:06/27/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $4,385 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $9,385
Current Penalty $4,385 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $9,385
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 05/02/2014 06/04/2014 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3241 C 05/02/2014 05/20/2014 $4,385 $4,385 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202658779Event: 11/04/2013Employee Suffers Leg Fracture When Struck By Metal Bundle
On November 4, 2013, Employee #1, a warehouse man with Borrmann Metal Center, and a coworker, were working in the B-Bay pit area and were stacking a bundle of metal flat bar hoisted from a crane. Employee #1 was positioning dunnage (padding in a shipping container) onto a stacked bundle of metal to lower a bundle that was hoisted by a crane. His coworker was positioning himself by climbing and standing on an adjacent set of stacked bundles. The dunnage twisted and broke, and the bundles rolled over and crushed Employee #1's right lower leg. The bundles that the coworker was standing on were not stacked properly. The stack was a set of three bundles. The bottom bundle was squared in shape, the middle bundle was circular in shape, and the top bundle was squared in shape. This adjacent stack of bundles rolled over and fell on Employee #1. The immediate supervisor was not in the area at the time of the accident. The factors that caused the accident were that the coworker climbed onto the stack of bundles and destabilized the stack that fell on Employee #1. Also, the stack of bundles was not properly stacked so as to make the pile stable. The square-shaped bundles should have been stacked at the bottom, and the circular-shaped bundle should have been placed on the top. Additionally, the dunnage that was used may not have been of adequate strength to support and stabilize the bundles. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a fractured lower right leg and a leg avulsion (the detachment of the leg bone fragment that was pulled away from its normal point of insertion, e.g., a ligament, tendon, or joint capsule).
Keywords: fracture, metal bar, stacker crane, warehouse, fall, struck by, dunnage, falling object, leg, unstable load
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316672062 Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction

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