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  • http://www.cvilledaily.com/index.php/2011/07/one-dead-in-fluvanna-forklift-accident/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CvilleDaily+%28CvilleDaily.com%29&utm_content=Twitter http://www.wjol.com/Aurora-Man-Dies-in-Mokena-Forklife-Accident/10352088
  • Causes of incidents: See Causes sheet. 42 falls: includes 8 falls from ladder, 4 falls from catwalk, 2 scaffolds, 2 aerial lifts 35 struck object: 14 saw blades, 13 falling objects (8 vehicle loads), 3 struck by flying object, 10 collapses: 5 aerial lifts, 2 forklifts, 2 ladders, 1 scaffold 7 burns: 4 pyrotechnics. 2 arc blasts, 1 gunpowder 6 caught in/between: 4 pyrotechnic explosions 16 other: 4 inhalation of CO, 3 hearing loss, 2 pedestrian struck by vehicle, 2 motor vehicle incidents, Activity: See Activity sheet
  • ~80 fatalas and another 70 investigated accidents by OSHA in 2010.
  • From OSHA Fact Sheet Why was compliance directive STD 03-00-001 rescinded? Falls are consistently high for residential construction activities. OSHA was not persuaded that compliance with 1926.501(b)(13) is infeasible or presents significant safety hazards ACCSH, OSHSPA, and the NAHB showing that conventional fall protection is available and can be used safely for almost all residential construction operations Statistics show that fatalities from falls are consistently high for residential construction activities. OSHA considered the comments received in response to the 1999 ANPR and was not persuaded that compliance with 1926.501(b)(13) is infeasible or presents significant safety hazards for most residential construction employers. The recommendations from ACCSH, OSHSPA, and the NAHB, as well as the mounting evidence that has been presented to the ACCSH Residential Fall Protection Work Group showing that conventional fall protection is available and can be used safely for almost all residential construction operations, provide a separate and independent grounds for OSHA’s decision to withdraw STD 03-00-001.
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202520201 - Fall From A Wood Bin That Was Tied Down to A Forklift Accident 202520201 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 04/19/2010 Inspection: 312578933 Open: 07/20/2010 SIC: 0761 Negrete M. Agriculture Inc. On 4-19-10, a farm labor employee was installing galvanized corrugated roofing on an overhang shade structure. The farm labor employee was inside a wood bin that was tied down with rope to the carriage and was up approximately 7' in the air on the forklift forks. An unknown event occurred and the farm labor employee fell out of the wood bin landing on the concrete floor sustaining fractures to head, face and contusion to chest and wrist. The employee was hospitalized. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312578933 Juan Manuel Munoz 65 M Hospitalized Fracture Farm Workers Accident 201703139 - Victim Fell From and Elevated Height to the Ground Accident 201703139 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 12/18/2010 Inspection: 314522004 Open: 12/20/2010 SIC: 2099 River Point Farms Llc The victim was standing on a shipping wood pallet that was elevated by a forklift. He was covering onion totes that were stacked four high. While attempting to place a cardboard cover he stepped off the side of the pallet. The victim fell from the elevated pallet to the ground below. He struck the ground and was knocked unconscious. Emergency 911 was called. The victim regained consciousness and first aid was rendered on site prior to the ambulance arriving. The ambulance arrived and transported the victim to the hospital. He was treated for head injuries from the fall. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation 1 314522004 Jesus Martinez 36 M Hospitalized Concussion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200003069 - Fall From Height Accident 200003069 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 11/05/2010 Inspection: 314469974 Open: 11/08/2010 SIC: 2048 Mfa Agri Services On Friday, November 5, 2010, at approximately 3:25 PM, three employees of MFA Agri Services (a grain/feed mill operation) were repairing a side discharge chute in the truck loading area at the base of a silo. The side discharge chute had been damaged by a truck the previous day. One employee (a "custom applicator") used a Daewoo G25-S forklift with a common wooden pallet (3.5 feet X 4 feet) on the forks to elevate the other two employees to a height of 6.5 feet to accomplish the repair. One of the elevated employees (a "feed mill operator") asked the forklift operator to retrieve a bolt from their shop. The forklift operator set the parking brake, placed the truck in park, turned off the ignition key and left the area to retrieve the bolt. While he was gone the other elevated employee (a "grain elevator operator") stepped backwards off the pallet, fell 6.5 feet to the concrete floor, and sustained a skull fracture. He was transported to the hospital where he passed away from his injuries at 6:45 PM on Sunday, 11/7/10. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314469974 William Chambers 53 M Fatality Concussion Milling and Planing Machine Operators Accident 201363603 - Struck By Forklift Accident 201363603 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 11/03/2010 Inspection: 313633992 Open: 11/03/2010 SIC: 1611 Tanner Construction Employees was riding on top of several sheets of (4x8) plywood that was on the forks of a rough terrain forklift, the employee fell off the plywood and was run over by the forklift. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Bridge New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313633992 Medgar Evers 46 M Fatality Other Construction Laborers FallDist: 04 Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade FatCause: Placing bridge girders and beams -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202627774 - Fell From A Dumpster Accident 202627774 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/21/2010 Inspection: 313510984 Open: 11/04/2010 SIC: 1751 Clarion Construction, Inc. On October 21, 2010 at approximately 12:05 p.m., V1 sustained serious injuries to his face when he fell out of a wooden trash container, striking his face on the concrete floor of a refrigerated warehouse under construction. V1 was transported to Riverside Community Hospital. V1 was admitted and surgery was performed. V1 was hospitalized for 4 days. The Division was notified of the injury on October 21, 2010 at approximately 4:15 p.m. by the employer. The Acting District Manager assigned the accident investigation to me on October 25, 2010. I conducted the inspection on November 11, 2010. V1 is a temporary employee. The employer is a general contractor. V1 stated that he and E1 were manually putting the trash from the inside of the scissor lift into the wooden container (situated on the forks of a forklift). V1 stated that he climbed out of the scissor lift basket into the wooden container to stomp the trash down. V1 stated that the wooden container was not tied (off) to the forks. V1 stated that he recalled stomping the trash but was unable to recall how the accident happened. The employer's "Accident/Incident Report" depicts that the wooden trash box titled and V1 fell six feet to the ground. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 20 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313510984 Jacob Davis 19 M Hospitalized Fracture Laborers, Except Construction FallDist: 21 FallHt: 6 Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities) FatCause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200375343 - Caught in or Between Accident 200375343 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 10/18/2010 Inspection: 314696741 Open: 10/21/2010 SIC: 7999 Charleston Tennis Llc Two interns were instructed to use the forklift and get a pallet from the tennis stadium.One drove the forklift and the injured stood on the forks facing the operator. While the lift was traveling it hit a hole and the injured's right foot became caught between the chassis and the wheel. The injured received cut, lacerations and lost most skin on his heel. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314696741 Adryan Fennie 24 M Hospitalized Cut/Laceration Laborers, Except Construction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201509932 - Fall From Forklift Accident 201509932 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 09/12/2010 Inspection: 312361470 Open: 09/16/2010 SIC: 4214 the Printer Works Inc. On September 12, 2010, an employee referred as EE # 1 was standing on a pallet that was mounted on an order/cherry picker raised to a height of approximately 13 feet. He was not wearing the fall arrest system that was hooked up to the order picker. As he was removing merchandise from a rack and placing on the cherry/order picker pallet, he fell to grade and sustained compound fracture of the right wrist and punctured liver. He was admitted on September 12, 2010 treated and discharged on October 29, 2010, from Eden Medical Center. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312361470 Chock Yu 57 M Hospitalized Bruise/Contus/Abras Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201075785 - Fall From Elevated Location Accident 201075785 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/02/2010 Inspection: 312684384 Open: 09/29/2010 SIC: 2542 Killion Industries Inc On 9/2/10 at approximately 5:30 am, a regular, fulltime, employee of the employer sustained serious injuries to his body. He fell about 8 feet while standing on a 4 feet X 8 feet wooden pallet, lifted by the employer's forklift. Employer reported the injury to the Division on 9/2/10 at 12:27 pm. EE#1 was to stand and go up on the pallet and retrieve few more cardboard boxes (34 inch X 97 inch) which were on the storage rack. When he was lifted to about 7-10 feet, EE #1 took few steps to go towards the rack. The wooden pallet broke and EE #1 fell on to the concrete floor sustaining injuries to his spleen, back, broken ribs. EE#1 was taken to the hospital for treatment. The site is manufacturing facility integrated with production and warehousing at the back and a two story front administration office. Employer is in the business of manufacturing front end check out stands for retail stores, store fixtures, merchandise display cabinet and commercial storage cabinets for businesses around the country. It employs about 60 workers at its manufacturing facility (site) and about 110 overall for the corporation. The details of the forklift that was used to lift the employee are: Clark, green color, propane gas operated, Mod #C30CL:LP, Ser # C232L-0645-9592-KF, 5600 lb capacity. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312684384 Miguel A Picon 30 M Hospitalized Puncture Supervisors; Carpenters and Related Workers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202456638 - Ee Was on Platform Lifted With A Forklift, Tipped Over Fell Accident 202456638 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/27/2010 Inspection: 313382780 Open: 08/30/2010 SIC: 7389 Soto Signs On 08/27/10, around 3:31PM, a self employed sign painter suffered multiple injuries due to a fall. The Division was notified of the accident on 08/27/10 at 6:00 PM, by the Vernon Fire Department, and initiated an inspection on 08/30/10 at 11:15 AM. The injured employee was transported and admitted to LA/USC Medical Center in excess of 24 hours for other than observation. The facility involved in the accident is the sole owner of a sign painting and lettering company. The injured sign painter had been working there for over 18 years, performing duties of a sign painter, including applying precut vinyl letters. At the time of the accident, he was performing a regular task of applying precut vinyl letters in the attempt to complete a business sign for a customer at the location. The injured sign painter was applying precut vinyl letters that he had made to a sign board 18 feet above a concrete loading dock surrounded by a blacktop paved parking lot. The injured sign painter was utilizing a pin-on platform attached to a forklift. As the lettering process reached the right side of the sign board the paved parking lot beneath the sign begins a 10 degree slope. The injured sign painter parked the forklift on and parallel to the slope, and raised the platform to a height of 18 feet. The sign painter accessed the pin-on platform and climbed onto a milk crate to gain additional height. The forklift tipped over to the right causing the pin- on platform and the injured sign painter to strike a parked car and fall to the ground. As a result the injured sign painter sustained factures to his shoulder, arm, ribs, and punctured his heart requiring multiple surgeries and prolonged hospitalization. The injured employee was not working with any other persons that could be located Interviews were conducted of the location owner and the injured sign painter's brother. The investigation concluded that the forklift was not being operated on a level surface, and that the injured sign paint painter was the sole proprietor of his business and there was no employer, employee relationship. As a result, the Division does not have jurisdiction and citations will not be issued. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313382780 Francisco Soto 45 M Hospitalized Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202456729 - 14ft Fall Accident 202456729 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/18/2010 Inspection: 313382640 Open: 08/19/2010 SIC: 4213 Dependable Highway Express Inc. On August 18, 2010 at approximately 11:40 AM, an employer representative reported an accident that occurred on the same day at approximately 8:15 AM. According to the report, one employee fell approximately 14 feet from a pallet that was raised by a forklift. The accident occurred at the rear of the customer service building, which is an office building inside the warehouse. The height of the roof of the building is approximately 14 feet. Days before the accident (E1)'s supervisor had asked him to decrease the amount of fluorescent light bulbs from the roof , so (E1) had removed 3 consecutive light bulbs and left the 4th one in every row. He placed the fluorescent light bulbs in trashcans. On August 18, 2010, (E1) wanted to bring the trashcans containing fluorescent light bulbs down. (E1) came across (E2) and asked for his help to bring the trashcans down. (E1) asked him to get a forklift and elevate a pallet. (E2) then borrowed a forklift from (E3) and located a pallet with a board on top. The pallet was a tire pallet with a dimension of approximately 53 inches by 65 inches. The tire pallet did not have a bottom deck to secure the pallet into the forks. (E2) then proceeded to elevate the pallet abut the roof of the building. According to (E2), (E1) then said that he would go down with the trashcans and (E2) disagreed. (E2) had warned employee repeatedly not to step on the pallet, but (E1) proceeded to pull a trashcan into one side of the pallet and then head back towards the building. While on the pallet on the way back to the building, the pallet tipped over and (E1) fell along with the pallet and trashcan containing the fluorescent light bulbs. (E3) was a witness to the accident and corroborates that (E2) had warned (E1) to not step onto the pallet. However according to (E1) he did not hear the warnings because the bailer was running and there was a lot of noise. (E1) was taken to LA County USC Medical Center and was hospitalized for about 3 weeks. He suffered a head laceration, fracture to his cheekbone, and right hand laceration. A serious accident related citation will be issued for not having the proper work platform for elevating employees that met the requirements of T8 CCR 3657 (a). The platform was not secured and it did not have guardrails. A general citation will be issued for not identifying and evaluating the hazards prior to performing the task of lowering the trashcans to lower level. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313382640 Leonard Feuaeberg 75 M Hospitalized Fracture Electricians Accident 202508040 - Fall Accident 202508040 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 07/27/2010 Inspection: 314324542 Open: 08/31/2010 SIC: 1751 Twe Enterprises, Inc. On 07/27/10 at approximately 0620 an employee (EE1) of TWE Enterprises working at 2822 Piccadilly Circle San Ramon, CA was working from a basket attached to a rough terrain forklift and fell approximately six (6). The accident was called in to the Concord Cal/OSHA office on 07/27/10 at approximately 0836 by San Ramon Fire. Injuries sustained were not reportable. DOSH arrived on site at TWE Enterprises working at 2822 Piccadilly Circle San Ramon, CA on 07/30/10; the initial opening was conducted with the General Contractor (Brookfield Homes). TWE Enterprises was not onsite as their Safety manager was out of town. A separate opening conference was conducted with TWE Enterprises on 08/31/10. TWE Enterprises is a residential building contractor. EE1 was a Carpenter in the process of installing a vent below the apex of a residential home being constructed. While being lifted into position on a job constructed wood basket attached to a rough terrain forklift, at a height of approximately six (6) feet, the box tilted causing EE1 to fall to the ground. EE1 was transported to San Ramon Medical Center, San Ramon and was treated and released on the same day. No serious injuries occurred and the injury was not recordable. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 10 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314324542 Elio Moreno 36 M Non Hospitalized Other Carpenters FallDist: 17 FallHt: 6 Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing FatCause: Exterior carpentry -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202456349 - Ee Fell From A Pallet That Was Elevated 8ft Above the Ground Accident 202456349 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/13/2010 Inspection: 313381931 Open: 07/15/2010 SIC: 3498 Advance Pipe Bending & Fabricating Co On July 13, 2010, around 9:15 AM, a welder W-1 suffered a heart attack as determined by Coroner. The Division was notified of the accident on July 14, 2010 at 3:55 PM by a family member, and initiated an inspection on July 15, 2010 at 8:00 AM. The injured employee passed away on 7/13/10 at 9:41 AM. He had been transported to St Francis Hospital. The facility involved in the accident is Advance Pipe Bending & Fabricating Co. They are a metal bending shop and employ 12 employees. The injured employee had been working there for seven years, performing duties of a Welder, including maintenance of the machines. At the time of the accident, he was performing a sporadically assigned task of repairing a crane motor in the attempt to repair the crane motor the employee fell from a pallet that was elevated 8 feet above the ground by a forklift. The injured employee was working with/in close proximity to W-2 Interviews were conducted of W-2, and W-3 The investigation concluded that there are no accident related citations but a serious citation was issued due to not following the requirements for elevating an employee with a lift truck T8 CCR 3657(a). Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313381931 Noe Deleon 55 M Fatality Other Welders and Cutters -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201075868 - Employee Was Standing on Raised Forklift Forks and Fell 12ft Accident 201075868 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/08/2010 Inspection: 312684004 Open: 08/25/2010 SIC: 4491 Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals Lp On 07/08/10 at approximately 9:15 AM an employee (1) working for Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals, LP was loading and securing cargo onto a truck trailer at Port 24-4 located at National City Marine Terminal, 2500 Terminal Street in National City, CA. (1) and (2) were tasked with securing a load of cargo containers which had been placed on a flat bed trailer by placing nylon straps over the tops of the containers and then securing them to the trailer. The height of the cargo and truck where the straps were being placed was approximately twelve to thirteen feet. (1) stood on the forks of a 5 ton L5-300 Caterpillar Forklift while another employee (2) operated the controls to raise the forks to enable (1) to reach the top of the cargo. While standing on the raised forks, (1) became unbalanced and fell to the asphalt ground below. Other workers at the site contacted emergency services and the employee was transported to UCSD Hospital in San Diego, CA for treatment for a concussion, facial fractures, and a wrist fracture. The Division was notified by the San Diego Harbor Police of the serious accident on 07/09/10 at 9:07 AM. The employer did not notify the Division of the serious accident. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312684004 Luis Reyes 70 M Hospitalized Concussion Longshore Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200041689 - Employee Struck By Forklift Accident 200041689 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 07/05/2010 Inspection: 314836438 Open: 08/30/2010 SIC: 0161 Skyline Produce Llc Worker riding on forks of forklift got foot caught between post and fork. Worker died from infection while in hospital for treatment. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314836438 Jesus Camargo 63 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202608014 - Fall Accident 202608014 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 06/21/2010 Inspection: 314068537 Open: 06/21/2010 SIC: 5191 Thurmont Feed Store, Llc The investigation revealed that on the day of the accident the Manager was standing on top of a 4 foot X 4 foot pallet to reach the top bundles of Top Bedding brand pine wood shavings that had been placed in the bed of a pick up truck on another pallet. As he was doing so he lost his balance and fell 5 feet 5 inches to the asphalt. The bundles of wood shavings weighed 35 - 40 pounds a piece. An employee elevated the 4 foot X 4 foot pallet up using a powered industrial truck and positioned it at the rear of the truck bed. The forklift and pallet was setting on a 7 degree angle due to the slope of the asphalt area the truck and forklift were parked on. As a result of the fall from the elevated pallet the manager suffered head trauma and lacerations, facial fractures, and a broken left pelvis. He was flown by helicopter to Baltimore Shock Trauma where he was admitted and is being treated for his injuries. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314068537 Jerry Lillich 68 M Hospitalized Fracture Personnel and Labor Relations Managers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200053718 - Fall From Storage Area Accident 200053718 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 06/15/2010 Inspection: 314055492 Open: 06/16/2010 SIC: 3433 Benes Heating and Air Conditioning Service, Inc. The victim was assisting another worker moving boxes of aluminum ductwork from the ground level to a mezzanine in the facility using a forklift. The victim up in the mezzanine, which did not have a guardrail system in place in the are which the worker was working. The two workers had moved 2 other pallets of boxes to the mezzanine previously. The workers were moving the third pallet of boxes and the forklift operator had placed the placed the pallet on the mezzanine. The victim told the operator that he was clear and the operator backed out to get the next pallet. The operator then travelled out of the building to the truck which held the pallets to be moved. When the operator looked back to move the forklift after getting the next pallet he noticed the victim on the ground. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314055492 Neil Cary 30 M Fatality Concussion Accident 201494176 - Fall From Elevation Accident 201494176 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 05/15/2010 Inspection: 312918030 Open: 09/22/2010 SIC: 0783 Penner Enterprises, Inc. On July 2, 2010, the Law Offices of Balakian notified the Division of a serious occupational injury of a twenty-eight year old farm laborer (herein:EE1) employed by Penner Enterprises Inc. (herein: ER) which occurred May 15, 2010 at 0130 hours at Rico and Mike's Car Connection (RMCC) in Reedley CA. As reported, the injuries resulted from falling approximately 12 to 15 feet, during the installation of a sign when the unsecured elevated platform upset from the forklift with EE1 and the partner of MCC in it. In the course of the investigation it was determine RMMC and ER not completely separate business entities and EE1 was assigned to work at the car lot as a mechanic/utility person. RMCC borrowed the forklift and platform from the cold storage business across the street to install a sign purchase from a "Hollywood" video store. The platform consisted of two fruit bins (L, W, H: 48"X 48"X 28") stacked vertically and cage in an angle iron framework that provided lateral stability and a top rail. EE1 and ER were elevated in the platform using the forklift operated by a neighbor. During bolt-up EE1 moved to the same side of the platform at the ER causing it to roll and fall off the forks. EE1 sustained injury to his back and neck and ER suffered minor contusions. Root cause determination was failure to secure the platform in accordance with 8CCR 3657. Contributing factors were identified as a failure to evaluate the hazardousness of the project and lack of training to prosecute the work safely. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312918030 Aaron Rodriguez 28 M Hospitalized Concussion Farm Equipment Mechanics Accident 202476560 - Fall From Mezzanin - 8ft Accident 202476560 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 01/20/2010 Inspection: 312662885 Open: 01/21/2010 SIC: 7349 Sargent Fletcher Inc Dba Cobham Mission Systems A temp. employee, EE #1, of `DMS Facility Services' was injured, suffered a head trauma, while working at the facility of secondary employer, Sargent Fletcher Inc. dba Cobham Mission Systems, in El Monte, California. The accident occurred on 01/20/10 around 11:00 AM, and injured hospitalized for few nights at USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Employee fell from the edge of a sub-roof inside warehouse while engaged in the task of moving an office desk with a co-worker on to the elevated pallet of a forklift near the unguarded section of sub-roof. Employer reported the accident to Cal/Osha within 8 hours time frame, required by regulation. An investigator from Cal/Osha West Covina Office initiated an inspection of the place on 01/21/10 with a management official at site. Primary employer, DMS Facility Services, leased a couple of temp. employees to work at the facility of, Sargent Fletcher Inc. dba Cobham Mission Systems, at 9400 E. Flair Drive, El Monte, California, for cleaning and janitorial services. Employees had been working there for about 4-6 months before accident occurred to EE #1 near the sub-roof of building- 1A. At time of accident on 01/20/10 the injured, EE #1, was engaged with a co-worker, EE #2, in the task of moving an office desk from sub-roof on to the elevated pallet of a forklift through the 59-inch wide unguarded section of roof perimeter when Ee #1 fell down doing this task. EE #1 fell 107-inches to floor below near forklift and suffered a serious head injury. EE #1 was not tied off at that time with safety belt and a lanyard or some other approved fall protection system to prevent him from falling down. EE #2, the witness, was interviewed about the accident at a later date and obtained a written accident statement from him which is maintained in case file. The injured, EE #1, could not be interviewed about his accident due to poor mental condition. Controlling employer, Sargent Fletcher Inc. dba Cobham Mission Systems, was cited for a couple of safety violations relating to issues on fall protection. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312662885 Angel P.Zepada,Ee #1 51 M Hospitalized Concussion Janitors and Cleaners -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202456091 - Metal Bucket Fell on Victim Accident 202456091 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 03/27/2010 Inspection: 313380826 Open: 03/29/2010 SIC: 1796 Maq Hussain Shaikh; Building Owner Case involves a 43 year old male building remediation worker involved in a fatality occupational accident 3/27/10 at 12:45 pm when the elevated front loader attachment he was standing on broke free from a clamshell holder on an industrial lift truck, and fell a distance of about 10 feet to the cement floor below. Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH, or "the Division") Cal/OSHA was informed of the incident on the afternoon of Saturday 3/27/10 at about 3:30 pm when I received a telephone call from Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via the DOSH answering service on my state issued cell phone. I was directed by my supervisors to arrive at the site that Monday as DOSH had been informed that no one was at the accident site at the time DOSH was notified. I appeared at the site located at 2910 East Ana Street, Rancho Dominguez 90221 on 3/29/10 and met initially with W3 and explained the purpose of my visit, and held an opening conference. W3 granted consent for me to continue the investigation. I then contacted W2 via W3's cell phone and held an opening conference over the phone with W2 who subsequently granted consent for me to continue the investigation. W3 is the company president of a straw/hay distribution concern operated out of a large warehouse with loading docks located at 2910 East Ana Street, Rancho Dominguez. W3 rents the building from W2. There had been some on-going concerns brought to the attention of W2 by W3 concerning the building's north wall where part of the tilt-up panels were separating due to slight shifting of the foundation, as well as some minor foundational problems near the administrative office entrance inside the foyer near the north west corner of the structure. W2 had known W1 for a period of about 20 years. W1 operated a business, K & K Construction Company and had completed several odd jobs for W2 with W1's son, the victim in this case, helping him. At the time of the accident, the job to be completed consisted of affixing a steel compressive brace on either side of separated tilt up panels comprising the north wall adjacent to the loading docks. Completion of the job required elevation of the victim so as to drill holes in the wall for the bolts used to secure the brace. At the time of the accident the victim had been standing in the bucket of a front loader attachment that was elevated a height of about 10 feet via a clamshell type attachment on the mast of an industrial lift truck. The lift truck and the front loader attachment were owned by the hay distributer W3. According to W1, he had dismounted the lift truck, walked away from the lift truck to review the plans, which was about 10 feet away from the truck when he heard a crashing sound. When he turned around he saw his son and the front loader attachment on the ground. He called for two workers from the hay business present on the south side of the warehouse to summon 911 while he attempted to render first aid. It was later determined that W1 had at some point maintained a license with the State Contractor's License Board under K & K Construction, number 555970 but that the license had been under suspension at the time of the accident. W1 and the victim had been hired, furnished with the repair materials, directed and paid by W2, thus W2 is considered to be the employer and the W1 and the victim are considered employees of W2. W2 submitted an Injury and Illness Prevention Program which was found to be adequate to the requirements of Title 8 Safety Orders, but the program was taken from W2's personal place of business, a chemical manufacturing company and the employer's written safety program did not include anything specific to construction trades or the use of personnel elevating equipment. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (W6) submitted an accident scene report file number 010-03638-1692-492 dated 4/22/2010, and had previously provided accident scene photographs. The report states that W1 told investigators he had beenhired by W2 and that he had "placed the forklift in the position where it was located" when Sheriff investigators arrived on scene. DOSH had referred the matter to City of Carson Building Department after the 3/29/10 inspection due to concerns about the stability of the structure. City of Carson arrived at the site and inspected the property 4/1/10 and issued a "stop work" order, a copy of which is in the file pending plan review and issuance of a city permit. Los Angeles County Coroner submitted an autopsy report number 2010-02168, upon request from the Division, which was received 5/12/10 listing blunt head trauma as the primary cause of death. Witness Interviews. W3: Company president of warehouse tenant business. W3 was interviewed on 3/29/10 and stated that the lift truck and the attachment had been used by W1 and the victim without his or his company's consent or approval. W3 stated that he was the company president of Advanced Logistics Management, Inc. and that an unidentified individual from K & K Construction had contacted his company the day before the accident to ask if they could use the lift truck as part of their repair work and that his company had declined their request. W3 stated K & K Construction had agreed to come in over the weekend to complete the work so as to not interfere with his company's operations. W3 stated that his company did not provide tools, materials nor equipment to K & K Construction and did not have any direction or involvement over the work. W3 stated that the front loader attachment was shop built and not intended to be used as a personnel elevating working platform, but is used as a scooper to gather excess hay and trash around the work floor. W3 stated neither he nor any supervisor from his company had been at the site the day of the accident. W2: Owner of the building who hired W1 and the victim. W2 was interviewed 4/30/10. W2 stated he hired W1 and the victim to complete a building repair job at the establishment, and that K & K Construction had worked for him for at least 20 years. W2 stated that W1 had represented to him that he had received permission from Advanced Logistics Management to use the lift truck the day before the accident. W2 admitted that he had been to the site previously to survey the job to be completed but that he had not been at the site on the day of the accident. W1: Father of the victim who had been operating the lift truck. W1 was interviewed 5/12/10. W1 stated he had been to the site twice prior to the accident to survey the job to be completed, starting in February that year. W1 stated he believed that consent to use the lift truck and attachment had been secured by W2, and stated that the lift truck and the attachment were readily available in the loading dock area when they arrived at the site 3/27/10. W1 stated the front loader attachment had already been placed on the same forklift involved in the accident when they arrived that morning. W1 stated he had elevated the victim who was standing in the bucket type front loader attachment on the lift truck to a height of about 10 feet so he could drill holes in the walls. W1 stated after he dismounted the truck to read the plans, the attachment fell to the ground. W1 added that he had been present at a meeting with W2 and W3 sometime in February in which the subject of W1 being allowed to use a lift truck had been discussed and that W3 had agreed to let them use the lift truck, so asto save money in having to rent a scissor lift. W8: Employee of Advanced Logistics who witnessed victim fall to the ground. W8 is a driver who had been at the site to drop off a trailer, and was interviewed 4/6/10. W8 stated that as he was walking from the parking lot on the north side of the building's exterior, toward the administrative offices on the north west corner, he observed the victim standing on the elevated front loader attachment with one foot in the attachment and the other foot on top of the metal rollup door above the loading dock. He then saw the attachment fall, with the victim, then subsequently the rollup door fell shut thereby obscuring his view of the scene. He ran to the area and found the father attempting to revive the victim. W8 stated that the lift truck being used to elevate the bucket attachment was the wrong lift truck for that attachment, that the front loader attachment was intended to be used on a larger capacity forklift truck and that the lift truck involved in the accident had a clamshell front attachment that was inappropriate for the front loader attachment. W5: Employee of Advanced Logistics present at the site on the day of the accident. W5 was also interviewed 4/6/10 and added that the front loader attachment upon which the victim was standing has clips on the back of it designed for securing it using the larger capacity forklift truck and that the smaller lift truck does not have the ability to grasp those securing clips. W4: Employee of Advanced Logistics present at the site on the day of the accident. W4 was interviewed on 4/6/10. Observed the victim working from an elevated position earlier, prior to the accident, but had been working outside on the south side of the building at the time of the accident and was a first responder to the scene. Scene and Equipment. According to witness statements the victim had been wearing standard work clothing and no other personal protective equipment. The deceased employee had been using a powered hand drill owned by W1 and had been drilling holes in the cement walls at the time of the accident. The front loader attachment was estimated to weigh about 500 lbs., was shop built and thus had no identifying tags. The forklift involved in the accident was manufactured by Caterpillar, was a model GC 15 with a serial number of 2EMO3532. The lift truck had a rated lifting capacity of 2700 lbs. The lift truck had a shop designation number of "#7." Functional tests of the truck conducted during the inspection on 3/29/10 revealed no obvious problems. There are three levers to the right of the steering wheel. The far left lever governs the moving up and down of the clamshell. The middle lever controls the tilt of the mast and the third lever at the far right, has a button in the middle of its handle. Moving the lever without the button depressed moves the clamshell attachment from side to side, left to right, without changing the distance between the clamshell panels. Activation of the lever with the button depressed opens and closes the clam attachment. Functional tests of these operations did not reveal any obvious problems. Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the scene after the accident and the victim was transported to Long Beach Memorial Hospital. Conclusions and Proposed Actions. A 43 year old construction worker sustained fatal injuries on 3/27/10 after falling a distance of about 10 feet when the elevated front loader attachment he was standing on separated from the mast attachment on an elevating industrial lift truck and fell to the cement floor below. It was determined that the fatality accident was incurred during the course of employment. It was also established that the victim and the victim's father (W1) were employees of W2. It could not be discerned from the record conclusively whether or not consent to use the lift truck and the attachment had been obtained from Advanced Logistics Management, the tenant business in the warehouse. Although W8 and W5 had stated that the front loader attachment had not been intended nor designed for use on the smaller Caterpillar lift truck involved in the accident, this somewhat distracts from the primary causal factor of the accident of 3/27/10 which was unsafe means for elevating employees so as to accomplish work safely at height, including but not limited to use of a proper platform, assuring that the platform was safely secured to the lifting means, use of a platform that had guardrails, and it was additionally noted that a platform was not provided with slip resistant working surfaces, all requirements of California Code of Regulations, Title 8 Safety Orders. To classify a violation as "Serious" pursuant to Labor Code Section 6432 (a), Division of Occupational Safety and Health must establish by a preponderance of the evidence, that should an accident occur as a result of the violation, that there is a substantial probability that death or serious injury could result from a condition which exists from one or more of the practices used in the place of employment, unless the employer did not, and could not with the exercise of reasonable diligence, know of the presence of the violation. There were no management personnel present at the site at the time of the accident from Advanced Logistics Management, thus such knowledge on the part of W3 is lacking. After an investigation of the incident including but not limited to the taking of witness statements, it was determined by DOSH that the employer be issued proposed citations as outlined below: SERIOUS/ACCIDENT-RELATED VIOLATION: 8 CCR 3567 (a) Unsafe means for elevating employees with lift trucks. SERIOUS VIOLATION: 8 CCR 3657 (i) Lack of employee safety training in use of elevating employees using lift trucks. REGULATORY VIOLATION: 8 CCR 342 (a) DOSH not notified within 8 hours of event by employer. GENERAL VIOLATIONS: 8 CCR 1509 (a) Injury and Illness Prevention Program. 8 CCR 3657 (d) No operator in control position on truck while elevating employees. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 30 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313380826 Charles Kolodzik 43 M Fatality Other Construction Laborers FallDist: 17 FallHt: 15 Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities) FatCause: Emplacing reinforcing steel -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201942877 - Employee Falls From Elevated Pallet and Later Dies Accident 201942877 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 03/13/2010 Inspection: 313079006 Open: 03/15/2010 SIC: 5146 Choyce Products Inc At approximately 7:56 a.m. on March 13, 2010, Employee #1 was working on a wooden pallet lifted by a company forklift truck. When the forklift truck moved in reverse, the employee fell from the pallet, 15 ft. Coworker #1, the forklift operator, saw the employee laying face down on the concrete floor bleeding. Employee #1 was transported to Queen's Medical Center, where he died approximately thirty-two hours later. Review: I Keywords: pallet,elevated work plat,industrial truck,fall, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313079006 George Pulmano 59 M Fatality Concussion Truck Drivers, Light
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  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202541090 - Employee Struck By A Forklift Accident 202541090 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/01/2010 Inspection: 300872959 Open: 02/01/2010 SIC: 1771 Fred J Konrad An accident occurred at about 7:15 AM on 2/1/10 at 434 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. An employee (victim) of Fred J. Konrad, a concrete and asphalt contractor, was preparing a parking lot for asphalt patching, sweeping at grade while walking away from a forklift which was moving broken pieces of concrete. The forklift was backing up toward the victim and ran him over. The accident was reported to the Division by the employer about 1 hour after the accident. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was hospitalized for 5 days. The Los Angeles District Office initiated the accident investigation on site on 2/1/10, which included meeting with management, a walk through and photography. The victim required surgery for a broken right tibia and fibula. Cal/OSHA has determined that the accident was caused by the forklift driver backing up with excessive speed. The forklift driver was an employee of City Constructors Incorporated, the general contractor at the site. General Citations to be issued to the employer include: 1509(a)Failure to keep records of periodic scheduled inspections. 1512(b)Failure to ensure that First Aid may be rendered by trained individual. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Other heavy construction Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 300872959 James Flanagan 59 M Hospitalized Fracture FallDist: 04 Cause: Paving FatCause: Site clearing and grubbing -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202541264 - Employee Lacerates Foot When Strikes Another Forklift Accident 202541264 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 01/27/2010 Inspection: 300873056 Open: 02/11/2010 SIC: 2034 Field Fresh Foods, Inc. At 10:30 a.m. on January 27, 2010, Employee #1 was operating an electric pallet jack coming out from the rolling door in building Number 1. When Employee #1 approached the corner, which was next to the trash compactor, he saw a forklift coming toward him from that corner. Employee #1 attempted to move to the other side of driveway but it was too late. His left foot was pinned between the fork of the forklift and the electric pallet jack. Employee #1 deeply lacerated his left foot. He was taken to Harbor UCLA Hospital in Gardena, California, and was hospitalized for one week. Review: Keywords: struck against,industrial truck,laceration,foot,ankle,pallet,jack,machine operator,caught between, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 300873056 Martin Carillo 42 M Hospitalized Cut/Laceration Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202609467 - Struck By Forklift Accident 202609467 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/20/2010 Inspection: 313508483 Open: 05/19/2010 SIC: 2086 Seven-Up/Rc Bottling Company Inc On April 20, 2010, at 6:59 PM, the Cal/OSHA San Bernardino Office received a report of an industrial accident that occurred at Seven-Up/RC Bottling Company Inc. located at 1717 W. Park Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373 at or about 2:30 PM on the same day. Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., the employer, reported the accident to the Division in compliance with the reporting requirement of T8CCR, Section 342(a). The operator of a cushion ICE forklift (Yale, model # GLC070VX, 12,030 Lbs, 4,850 lbs capacity) (W1) was placing a pallet of 2 liter soft drink on top of another one located on the floor across the aisle from some racks. The operator of an electric walkie/rider (Yale, model # MPE060L) (E1) was picking product off the said racks and placing them on a pallet on the forks of his walkie rider. When W1 was repositioning his forklift by going backward and turning, he ran over E1's right foot injuring it seriously. E1 was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was admitted on April 20, 2010 at 19:15 and was discharged on April 21, 2010 at 13:14. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313508483 Steve Whitaker 27 M Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202519997 - Worker's Foot Is Crushed When Run Over By Forklift Accident 202519997 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 04/20/2010 Inspection: 312577901 Open: 05/03/2010 SIC: 2068 Diamond Foods,Inc. At approximately 6:05 a.m. on April 20, 2010, Employee #1, of Diamond Foods, Inc., was talking with another employee. When he stepped out from behind a pallet of finished goods, a forklift ran over his right foot. Employee #1 was hospitalized for fractures to his right foot. No other information was provided. Review: I Keywords: crushed,foot,industrial truck,run over, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312577901 Rudy Raul Castillo 46 M Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200902468 - Worker Is Killed After Being Dragged Under Forklift Accident 200902468 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 04/22/2010 Inspection: 314088857 Open: 04/23/2010 SIC: 2621 Weyerhaeuser Company At approximately 7:08 p.m. on April 22, 2010, Employee #1, of Weyerhaeuser Company, was walking within the mill. While walking, he was apparently struck by the Caterpiller All-terrain forklift that was transporting a load of wood chips in a steel dumpster. Employee #1 was dragged under the forklift for approximately 35 feet before being discovered by the operator. He was hospitalized and died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries. Review: I Keywords: industrial truck,contusion,entangled,poor visibility, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314088857 Linton, Robert 42 M Fatality Other Occupation Not Reported -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202520748 - Run Over By Forklift Accident 202520748 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 11/12/2010 Inspection: 314990060 Open: 12/14/2010 SIC: 0723 Manuel E Vieira, Inc On November 12, 2010, at approximately 0450 hrs, employee #1 was walking to the time clock to punch in, was inside plant #2, when employee #1 was struck by a forklift that was backing up to set a bin of sweet potatoes for the packers to start their shift. Employee #1 sustained injuries to left foot and leg and was hospitalized due to their injuries. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314990060 Margarita Galvan 41 F Hospitalized Fracture Laborers, Except Construction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200358919 - Struck By Accident 200358919 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 11/09/2010 Inspection: 314872862 Open: 11/09/2010 SIC: 5093 Wagram Paper Stock, Inc. The victim was a truck driver for the employer. He hooked up to a trailer, jacked the landing gear up on the trailer and walked into the yard area for some reason, where other employees were operating forklifts to move bales of paper. He may have tripped and fell and was then run over by the right front wheels of a forklift. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314872862 Kenneth Oxendine 67 M Fatality Other Truck Drivers, Heavy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202469789 - Crushed Foot Accident 202469789 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/04/2010 Inspection: 314823055 Open: 12/01/2010 SIC: 3281 Stoneart Marble & Granite, Inc. On 11-04-10, an accident occurred, resulting in a serious injury to one employee. The injured employee was working as a driver. He was instructed by his supervisor to go pick up an order from Tri-Stone Marble. The item to be picked up was a limestone slab, measuring 110"x65", weighing approximately 521-lbs. The injured employee arrived at the company, parked his truck in the back yard, and went into the warehouse. He ws directed by an employee to go into the office and give them the Bill of Lading for the order, which he did. According to the injured employee, he then returned to the warehouse area and was directed by the manager to give the order slip to the forklift operator who was already at the area where the slab was located. According to the injured he went over to where the forklift operator was located and gave him the order. The forklift operator and another employee began to pick up the slab using the forklift with the attachment for picking up slabs. The injured employee walked over to the slab to look at it after it had been picked up. The forklift operator backed the forklift with the slab attached and backed down the aisle towards the warehouse open receiving door. The other employee was located at the front of the slab to the right side of the slab and holding it to keep the slab from swinging out as it was carried by the forklift. The injured employee indicates that he was located at the back end of the slab and was holding on to it and walking along to help keep the slab from swinging, when the forklift rolled into the back of his right foot as the forklift drove through the door. The forklift operator disputes this and indicates that the injured employee was located just outside the door when he approached the door with the forklift and he saw the injured employee standing there to the side. He proceeded to drive the through the door, and almost immediately he saw the injured employee walk in front of the forklift between the slab and the front wheels. He immediately pushed on the brakes, but the front wheels rolled against the right foot of the injured employee, and he was knocked to the floor. The forklift operator immediately got off the forklift and ran to the injured employee. The employee was saying his foot hurt. The forklift operator called the office and told them to call 911. The paramedics came and the injured employee was taken to Northridge Hospital. He had surgery on his right foot, with a pin inserted in the big toe and a plate inserted in his heel. He was hospitalied for six days. No Serious Accident-related violation was determined. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314823055 David Valencia 43 M Hospitalized Other Driver-Sales Workers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200103752 - An Employee Was Run Over By A Forklift Accident 200103752 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 10/18/2010 Inspection: 315001909 Open: 10/20/2010 SIC: 5093 Mike's Shakers Auto Salvage & Towing On Ocotober 20, 2010 at approximately 4:00 pm, a 52 yr old, English speaking, Caucasian, male was run over by a Caterpillar front end loader, model 926E,serial number 94Z02186, which had been equipped with forklift attachments. This occurred in the car crusher area of an auto salvage center. The weather was sunny and warm. The deceased was bent over picking something up when another employee put the front end loader in reverse and ran him over. There was no back up alarm on the front end loader and the deceased was located in a blind spot. The vehicle's tires were approximately 6 feet tall and the deceased was bent over, approximately 20 inches behind one of the rear tires. His head, upper body and right arm were crushed. He died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma to these areas. No employee/employer relationship could be established. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 315001909 No Injury -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202089397 - Ran Over By Forklift Accident 202089397 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 10/01/2010 Inspection: 313785172 Open: 10/04/2010 SIC: 0161 Charles Jones Produce Llc On October 1, 2010 at approximately 10:40 PM, a 42 year old Hispanic, non-English speaking male, was struck by a forklift resulting in fatal injuries. The deceased (Employee A) was the "Night Watchman" at a tomato packing facility. Two fork trucks were being operated in the receiving area at the south end of the facility. Employees B and C were unloading bin boxes and dumping the contents in the water tank. Employee C was returning to the southwest side of the semi and observed Employee A walking, dressed in dark clothing. Employee B was returning to the southwest side of the semi with an empty bin box. Employee A was observed walking into the direct path of Employee B's fork truck. Employee A was struck and ran over by the forktruck. Employee B and C immediately summoned supervisors and emergency personnel. No first aid was given by employees on site. Emergency personnel arrived approximately 15 minutes after the initial call. Employee A was pronounced deceased on scene by a Aeromedical Physician. The location of the accident was very dark and no illumination was present in the receiving area. The fork truck had operating lights on at the time of the accident. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313785172 Pedro Monjaraz 48 M Fatality Other Accident 201321684 - Employee Struck By A Forklift Accident 201321684 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 09/29/2010 Inspection: 314720996 Open: 11/15/2010 SIC: 2082 Boston Beer Company Employee (fatality) walked directly into a path of a forklift and was hit by the mast. The employee was drug under the forks. The forklift operator was observed to have looked in all directions and then sounded his horn prior to entering the intersection. The employee who was struck received a broken tailbone, a fractured femur and a fractured ankle. The employee died a month and a half later from complications (blood clot) related to the surgical procedure to repair the injuries. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314720996 Dave Smith 63 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Laborers, Except Construction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 170627145 - Hit By Forklift Accident 170627145 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/24/2010 Inspection: 119917888 Open: 09/28/2010 SIC: 0723 Wilbur Ranch On 09/24/2010 an employee was walking in front of a warehouse door when a forklift came out of the door and struck her. Employee was taken to the hospital for her injuries. Injuries consisted of: Pelvic fracture, back fracture L2,3, and 4. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 119917888 Harpreet Caur 40 F Hospitalized Fracture Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200232502 - Fatality Accident 200232502 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 09/23/2010 Inspection: 313356982 Open: 09/23/2010 SIC: 0161 Grant and Hagan, Inc. Victim died as a result of being crushed between a forklift backrest and a potato cellar door header. The victim and other employees were tasked with replacing damaged potato cellar doors with the victim as the lead. Prior to the accident, the victim was standing on a pallet on the forks of a Hyster H40 that was elevated to approximately 9 feet. He was removing insulation on the interior of the cellar around the door header in preparation for welding a piece of angle iron onto the header as a door stop. The header is approximately 14 feet above the ground level, putting the height of the header at neck level on the victim. The victim asked employee #1 to move the forklift forward toward the door header. Employee #1 got on the forklift and apparent stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake when releasing the parking brake. The forklift lurched forward pinning the victims neck between the backrest of the forklift and the door header. Employee #2 ran around the side of the forklift and put it in reverse and the victim fell 9 feet to the ground. EMS was contacted and first responders were on scene within minutes. The coronor pronounced the victim dead at the scene due to an apparent broken neck. The door header was made out of 1" by 6" channel iron and was measured to be displaced by 5 inches near the middle. The door frame span was approximately 16.5 feet. The Hyster 40 was borrowed from a neighboring farm, however, the farm owners were aware that it was on site and being used. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313356982 Michael D. Lauder 37 M Fatality Fracture Farm Workers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201494572 - Right Foot Ran Over By Forklift Accident 201494572 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 09/07/2010 Inspection: 315068148 Open: 01/13/2011 SIC: 2033 Olam Tomato Processors, Inc. On 09/07/2010 at about 2100 hours an employee of Olam Tomato Processors, Inc. based in Lemoore, CA received a serious ankle injury while performing his duties as a Warehouse Worker for the food processing company. The IE was kneeling alongside a pallet of tomato paste storage barrels removing the binding strap in preparation to remove them. The forklift operator was driving in reverse and drove over the IE's right ankle contributing to his injury. The worker was taken to Hanford Community Hospital for treatment. The DOSH Fresno District Office was notified by the employer and an investigation was conducted. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315068148 Bruce Avecilla 59 M Hospitalized Fracture Freight, Stock and Material Handlers, N.E.C. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201075660 - Foot Struck By Forklift At Construction Site Accident 201075660 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 08/16/2010 Inspection: 312684053 Open: 09/01/2010 SIC: 1796 Otis Elevator Company On Monday, August 16, 2010 at approximately 11:00 AM, a 29 year-old elevator apprentice working at a construction site in La Jolla suffered serious injury when his foot was run over by a forklift truck tire. The Division was notified of the accident by the employer on 8/17/10 at 10:30 AM. The injured, Employee #1, was transported to Scripps La Jolla where he was hospitalized for more than 2 days. The worksite where the accident occurred is a university construction site where 3 multi-story dormitory apartments are under construction. The employee's job that day included helping another employee unload a truckload of equipment and materials and place it in a storage area near the General Contractor's trailer. Employee #2 was operating the Sunbelt forklift truck. At the time of the accident, they had picked up a load that consisted of two boxes each strapped to a small wooden pallet, 30" x 30 ". The boxes were stacked on top of the other so that the load was about 60" high. EE #2 drove the forklift from the parking lot where they were unloading the truck, through a gate, and then turned left up a low dirt road with EE #1 walking along the left side of the forklift beside him. As they turned up the dirt road, the load shifted, and EE #1 stepped in to try to steady the load. The left front forklift wheel rolled over his left foot and ankle, causing injury that required surgery and hospitalization. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 10 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312684053 Nathan Baumgardner 29 M Hospitalized Fracture Elevator Installers and Repairers FallDist: 04 Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities) FatCause: Elevator, escalator installation -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202507943 - Caught in or Between Accident 202507943 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/14/2010 Inspection: 314325259 Open: 10/29/2010 SIC: 3441 C.E. Toland & Son, Inc. An accident occurred on 10/14/10, at approximately 0815, at a metal fabrication shop located at 5300 Industrial Way, Benicia, CA. The accident was reported to the local Division of Occupational Safety & Health Concord Office on 10/14/10, at approximately 1450, by the company Production Manager. EE 1 was guiding a forklift that was being operated by W 1, and being maneuvered into place, by turning right with a heavy load (fitted with a boom and moving a steel column), in order to place the column in a staging area. EE 1 was positioned in the path of the forklift, to the left of the operator, while W 1/operator was turning the forklift to the right, and looking to the right while turning. W 1 failed to see EE 1, as the left front outside tire ran over several toes on EE 1's right foot, and caused other misc. injuries while EE 1 fell forward and onto the ground and yelled for W 1 to stop the forklift. W 1 heard the yell, saw EE 1 on the ground, and backed up the forklift, before stopping and turning the engine off. W 1 then stepped down and off the forklift on the left side to check on EE 1, and W 2 dismounted his forklift that was just behind the forklift in the accident, and also assisted EE 1. The Production Manager was notified by radio of the accident shortly after it occurred, and they immediately contacted 911 and Emergency Medical Services arrived and transported EE 1 to John Muir Hospital. EE 1 was admitted at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, CA, for emergency treatment. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314325259 Walt Mast 60 M Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202612529 - Forklift Collision,Foot Caught Under Forklift Wheel. Accident 202612529 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 08/04/2010 Inspection: 314792037 Open: 08/25/2010 SIC: 0161 Earthbound Farm On August 4, 2010, at approximately 1000 hours at Earthbound Farm in San Juan Batista, CA, a forklift driver, age 34, employed by Earthbound Farm sustained a serious injury to his right leg. The injured worker was taken to Hazel Hawkins Hospital in Hollister, CA. The serious injury was reported by the Safety & Health Manager of Earthbound Farm on August 4, 2010 at 1938 hours to the nearest DOSH office. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314792037 Frederico Escobedo 34 M Hospitalized Fracture Accident Search Detail Accident 202624862 - Struck By Accident 202624862 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 07/23/2010 Inspection: 314561424 Open: 07/26/2010 SIC: 0752 5 H Loading Llc A three wheeled forklift was being utilized to move empty chicken cages from the trucks into the chicken houses. The cages containing live chickens are then removed from the chicken houses and loaded onto the trucks to be sent to the poultry processing plant. The accident victim was walking next to the forklift when his foot slid sideways on the ground and was run over by the forklift. The ground is slightly angled and consists of small loose stones. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation 1 314561424 Omar Diaz 30 M Non Hospitalized Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200203511 - Struck By Accident 200203511 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 07/23/2010 Inspection: 314636226 Open: 07/23/2010 SIC: 3312 Gerdau Ameristeel Us, Inc. Employee was struck by a forklift while crossing a paved access road in between some administrative trailers and the mill. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation 1 314636226 Leary, Lewis W. 56 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200123180 - Forklift Accident Accident 200123180 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 07/07/2010 Inspection: 313529455 Open: 08/10/2010 SIC: 3363 Pace Industries Grafton Division Pace Industries Grafton Division SIC 3363 On July 7, 2010 at approximately 9:00 am a white male employee of Pace Industries Grafton Division sustained an amputation injury to the right foot. The injured employee was within the work area directing employee #1 into position to remove furnace #3. Employee #2 was operating a Cat Propane forklift (Model: C60001, S/N: AT83F10150) heading north in the aisle way and cut the corner striking the injured employee in the right shoulder pushing him to the ground and then running over the injured employee's foot with the rear tire. Employee #1 observed the injured employee being struck by the forklift and quickly responded to the area. The accident occurred at the corner aisle in the furnace/melting area. The location of employee #1 to the end of the aisle was approximately 17' (west to east). The width of the aisle employee #2 was operating the forklift was approximately 10' (west to east). The distance from the sows to the corner of the aisle was approximately 27-28' (south to north). The injured employee was said to be approximately 5-6' south of the aisle and approximately 1-1' east of the aisle. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313529455 William Snyder 49 M Hospitalized Amputation Machinery Maintenance Occupations -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201075439 - Driving Forklift Foot Outside Running Line Foot Got Caught Accident 201075439 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 06/24/2010 Inspection: 312683238 Open: 07/08/2010 SIC: 7549 City of San Diego Public Utilities On Thursday, 06/24/10 & 4:12 PM the Division received a telephone call from the ER's representative stating a regular, full time EE had his foot outside the running line of a forklift while he was driving and got caught between a door frame and roll up bay door on 06/24/10 & 10:25 am. This happened at the 2797 Caminito Chollas Street in San Diego. Injured EE was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment greater thatn 24 hours for other than observation per T8CCR 342(a). The Division opened with ER on 07/08/10 & 8:45 am. The ER, City of San Diego Public Utilities is responsible for all the water consumption and usage in the City of San Diego since the water department was first organized in 1873. Company employs over 1600 full time, regular EE's. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312683238 Artie Moore 41 M Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Engineering Technicians -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201639366 - Struck By "Gradall" Type Forklift. Fractured Left Leg. Accident 201639366 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 06/23/2010 Inspection: 314435769 Open: 06/29/2010 SIC: 3253 Questmark Inc Two employees moved a 1 cubic yard self-tilting hopper full of scrap flooring material out of the building where the hopper could be accessed by a Gehl RS5-34 telehandler equipped with forklift forks. The victim drove the telehandler and hopper approximately 200 feet to a dumpster while the operator remained waiting at the entry to the building. The hopper fell into the dumpster when the victim attempted to empty it. The operator went to offer assistance to the victim. The victim retreived the hopper without help, backed the telehandler so that it faced the direction it had come and lowered the hopper to the ground to secure the hopper in the upright position with some chain because the locking mechanism had broken when the hopper fell into the dumpster. After the hopper was secured the operator offered to drive the telehandler back and the victim agreed. The victim was to the right of the telehandler near the hopper. The operator drove approximately 8 to 12 feet when the victim was struck at the left foot by the right front tire and knocked to the ground. The victim was struck by one or both right side tires and sustained a fracture to the left leg and a laceration to the left arm. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314435769 Nathaniel Hardy 52 M Hospitalized Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201354040 - Struck By Telescoping Forklift Accident 201354040 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 05/18/2010 Inspection: 313876997 Open: 05/19/2010 SIC: 1541 Bis Frucon Industrial Services, Inc. Inspection: 313878829 Open: 05/26/2010 SIC: 2611 Buckeye Florida Corporation Dba Buckeye Florida,Lp The victim, an air purification systems technician, was returning from his break to his work site. He was walking on the shoulder of a dirt road. He was wearing hearing protection. A forklift, a Gehl DL-6L telescoping rough-terrain forklift, was being driven on the dirt road, and approached the victim from the victim's rear. They were both going in the same direction. The operator of the forklift had an obstructed view to his right side, where the victim was, due to the lowered boom on the forklift. The forklift operator did not sound his horn as he approached the victim. As the forklift was about to pass the victim, it was reported that the victim stepped in front of the forklift, and was struck and crushed by the forklift. The victim was taken to a local hospital, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival. His cause of death was from multiple blunt injuries which included multiple fractures, contusions and abrasions. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313876997 Mark Ferguson 42 M Fatality Fracture FallDist: 04 Cause: Exterior painting FatCause: Waterproofing 2 313878829 No Injury -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200332294 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between Forklift and Truck Accident 200332294 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 05/12/2010 Inspection: 314356486 Open: 05/13/2010 SIC: 1389 Chapman Trucking On May 12, 2010, Employee #1, who had been working with the company for only seven days, was working at a site that was three miles west of 76th Avenue, on 34th Street in Parshall, ND. He was assisting the company with using skids to move an oil drilling platform to a new drill site. As Employee #1 was removing a chain that was attached to his all-terrain forklift and a semi tractor bumper, he was struck from behind by the front end of the semi tractor. Employee #1 was killed, when he crushed between the semi truck and forklift. Review: I Keywords: oil well servicing,struck by,caught between,crushed,industrial truck,truck,trailer truck, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314356486 Tim Beavers 33 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation Not Reported -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202560892 - Struck By Moving Equipment Accident 202560892 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 01/29/2010 Inspection: 314168535 Open: 01/29/2010 SIC: 1542 Kitchell Contractors, Inc. of Arizona One employee was run over by a forklift. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 12 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314168535 Samuel Monge-Garcia 32 M Fatality Other Construction Laborers FallDist: 04 FatCause: Exterior masonry -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201639010 - Foot Fracture Resulting From Forklift Collision Accident 201639010 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 01/31/2010 Inspection: 313956666 Open: 02/02/2010 SIC: 4212 Yrc Inc The victim was employed as a forklift operator on the dock of a large freight terminal. He backed his forklift off to the side and roughly perpendicular to the marked travel lane leaving the forks in the travel lane with the tips raised an inch or two. He dismounted his forklift and was standing to the left side. Another forklift operating in the travel lane struck the forks of the victim's forklift causing the rear end to swing to the left knocking the victim down and running over his foot. The victim suffered multiple fractures of his metatarsal bones. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313956666 Marty Chandler 52 M Hospitalized Fracture Occupation Not Reported -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201075629 - Left Foot Amputation 1/2 of Foot All Toes Accident 201075629 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/30/2010 Inspection: 312683915 Open: 08/18/2010 SIC: 8322 San Diego Food Bank On Tuesday, 08/10/10 at 9:53 am the Division received a telephone call from the ER's representative (1) stating that an EE had suffered a serious injury that caused a partial foot amputation while he was driving a stand up forklift on 03/30/10 & 11:00 am at the compnay premises of 9850 Distribution Avenue in San Diego. The Division opened with the ER on 08/18/10 & 11:00 am. The ER failed to notify the Division as required under T8 342(a). The ER, the San Diego Food Bank, a non-profit organization, has been in business for over 5 years and they provide donated food products to the community, such as churches, synagogues, etc... Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312683915 Jeremy Haywood 20 M Hospitalized Amputation Laborers, Except Construction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202541413 - Laborer Fractures Leg When Pinned By Concrete Vault Forms Accident 202541413 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/11/2010 Inspection: 300873080 Open: 02/22/2010 SIC: 3272 Centinela Concrete Vault Co Dba Enderle Vault Co At approximately 2:45 p.m. on February 11, 2010, Employee #1 was working as a laborer in the exterior product inventory area at Centinela Concrete Vault Company dba Enderle Vault Company (primarily engaged in manufacturing concrete products, except block and brick, from a combination of cement and aggregate), when a forklift operator backed up and the forklift struck a metal form containing a concrete vault. The impact of the forklift caused the metal form to shift, pinning Employee #1's right leg between two metal forms. He sustained a right femur fracture. Employee #1 stated during an interview on March 9, 2010 that he was working between two concrete vaults, the last two stored furthest from the main office, at the time of the accident. Employee #1 stated that after finishing the surface of the box, he used a hand tool to level the edges of the concrete within the metal forms while walking around the vaults in a clockwise direction. Employee #1 stated that as he was looking down and using a hand tool to level the concrete while the General Manager, who was operating a propane powered forklift in the near vicinity, backed up and struck a metal form containing a concrete vault. The impact from the forklift caused the metal form to shift off of the metal pallet, pinning Employee #1's right leg between two vault forms. Employee #1 stated that at the point of impact he was looking down as he was using a hand tool to level the concrete in forms when the forklift struck. Employee #1 stated that he did not hear the back-up alarm on the forklift, did not hear forklift's horn, nor any communication from the forklift operator prior to the impact. The forklift operator (General Manager) stated during an interview on April 8, 2010 that the accident happened at about 2:45 PM, approximately 15 minutes prior to the close of business. The General Manager stated that he utilized a 1989 Model Number 1989 4FG25, Serial Number 23404 forklift to relocate two empty forms to make space for an upcoming cement delivery. The General Manager stated that he moved the two empty forms about 20 yards away from where Employee #1 was working, looked in the rear view mirror of forklift, reversed the forklift, and struck the form containing the cement, resulting in the accident. The General Manager stated that he did not use the forklift's horn when backing and that the forklift's back-up alarm was functioning. According to medical records Employee #1 was admitted to Centinela Hospital Medical Center on February 11, 2010 at approximately 3:48 PM and discharged on February 12, 2010. Employee #1 was treated, including surgical treatment for the right femur fracture. Employee #1 stated during an interview that the accident could have been prevented if the forklift operator kept in communication with him, if the back-up alarm of the forklift was working or loud enough to hear, if the operator had used the horn prior to backing up, and if an area was marked off for the forklift operator to work in. Review: I Keywords: pinned,struck by,fracture,leg,industrial truck,back-up alarm,horn,concrete form work,inattention,ind trk operator, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 300873080 Daniel Garcia 54 M Hospitalized Fracture Laborers, Except Construction
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Review: I Keywords: industrial truck,equipment operator,struck by,backing up,brake, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314019522 Jerryevans 39 M Fatality Other Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201321569 - Employee Was Crushed Between Pit and Vehicle Accident 201321569 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 05/01/2010 Inspection: 312980162 Open: 05/03/2010 SIC: 4215 Mjr Messenger Service Messenger service driver was loading material into the back of a van with a forklift. Worker dismounted the forklift and was adjusting the load when the forklift moved forward crushing the worker between a gabler pallet and the door frame of the van. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312980162 Tyrone Rucker Sr. 50 M Fatality Asphyxia Truck Drivers, Light Accident Search Detail Accident 200922029 - Forklift, Crushed By Accident 200922029 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 12/30/2010 Inspection: 315218743 Open: 12/30/2010 SIC: 5015 Suburban Used Auto Parts T/A Mckinney Auto Parts The employee apparently started the all terrian forklift while standing on the ground next to the lift. The lift evidently jumped in gear and drug the victim approx 17 feet crushing the victim betwee the wheel base and the frame of the piece of equipment. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation 1 315218743 Mckinney's Auto Part 30 M Fatality Other Freight, Stock and Material Handlers, N.E.C. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201283348 - Struck By Steel Beam Frame Structure, Internal Trauma, Death Accident 201283348 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 10/27/2010 Inspection: 314205840 Open: 10/28/2010 SIC: 3444 Don Park (Usa) Limited Partnership An employee of the metal shop was participating in moving a steel frame when it was struck by a forklift and fell upon him causing his death. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314205840 Bryan Kirk 26 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202542221 - Pinned Between Forklift and Cargo Tug Accident 202542221 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 12/01/2010 Inspection: 314858317 Open: 12/01/2010 SIC: 4581 Swissport Cargo Services L P On December 1, 2010 at 9:00 am Cal/OSHA received a report from the Los Angeles City Fire Department. of an industrial accident which occurred on December 1, 2010 at 8:05 am. at Swissport Cargo Services located at 6181 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, Ca 90045. Swissport Cargo Services is an air freight cargo service located at Los Angeles International Airport. On December 1, 2010 at 10:30 am a Cal/OSHA inspector arrived on site and conducted an accident investigation. On December 1, 2010 at approximately 8:05 am an employee (E1) was injured while performing his duties as a warehouse agent. E1 was employed as a warehouse agent for 6 years. The employee sustained serious injuries (multiple fractures to both legs requiring hospitalization and surgery) when he was pinned between a Nissan forklift (model MCP1F2A25LV, serial number CP1F2-9P5046) and a S&S Tug (model MA501, serial number 15851). The injured employee had left his forklift unattended on a ramp with a 5 degree slope without blocking the forklift wheels. The injured employee was attempting to step into the S&S Tug parked more than twenty-five feet from the forklift when the forklift rolled down the ramp pinning the employee between the forklift counterweight and the step on the tug. Employees routinely leave forklifts unattended on the inclined ramp adjacent to the airport tarmac and travel more than twenty-five from their forklifts without blocking forklift wheels. Employees also leave forklifts on inclined ramps out of their sight while entering the warehouse without blocking forklift wheels. The employer was aware of these practices. However, the employer did not discipline employees for these unsafe practices or provide wheel chocks to block forklift wheels in the workplace. Cal/OSHA has determined that the incident was caused by the employer's failure to provide wheel chocks in the workplace. The employer received a Serious Accident Related citation: T8 CCR Section 3650(t)(16). Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314858317 Gary Robinson 62 M Hospitalized Fracture Traffic, Shipping and Receiving Clerks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200625945 - Caught Between Forklift Load and Truck Accident 200625945 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 11/13/2010 Inspection: 315208249 Open: 11/15/2010 SIC: 5399 Woodard Brothers Corporation Employee was delivering a load of lumber. After lifting the load off the truck, the employee got off the forklift, without appling the brake system, and walked back to the truck. The forklift moved forward pinning the employee between the truck and the load of lumber. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315208249 Joey Kemp 45 M Fatality Asphyxia -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 171044894 - Brkn Leg Pinned Btwn Forklift & Truck Accident 171044894 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 11/05/2010 Inspection: 119918134 Open: 12/01/2010 SIC: 5431 Randy Smith Produce On 11/05/2010 an ee was in the process of placing a bin off a forklift onto a customer's truck when the forklift rolled forward pinning the ee between the forklift and customer's vehicle. EE was taken to the hospital for his injuries. Injuries consisted of: Fracture of lower leg. EE was hospitalized for 2 days. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 119918134 Alex Vasquez-Bravo 23 M Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 170627129 - Asphalt Fell & Partial Ampu of Several Toes Accident 170627129 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/21/2010 Inspection: 119917979 Open: 10/26/2010 SIC: 1622 Flatiron West Inc On 10/21/2010, three employees were demolishing on a bridge. EE1 was in the middle when the employee's lifted a section 3.5 foot by 4.5foot by.4 foot slab. The employees lifted the slab vertical. The forklift operator scoped out and hit the slab, causing it to fall onto the employee in the middle. EE was taken to the hospital for his injuries. Injuries consisted of surgery and 4 toes (L) foot partial amputation. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Highway, road, street New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 119917979 Eder Gonzales 30 M Hospitalized Amputation Construction Laborers FallDist: 26 Cause: Demolition FatCause: Demolition -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202080602 - Caught-Between Accident 202080602 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 08/26/2010 Inspection: 314912312 Open: 08/26/2010 SIC: 5093 Sonoco Recycling, Inc. Supervisor/certified forklift operator, (Employee #1), was found by Employee #2, in a standing position, opposite and facing the operator's seat of his diesel-powered Toyota forklift; his head and body caught between the forklift and three 800-pound bales of cardboard. Investigative findings indicated that EE #1 set the parking brake on his forklift and exited the operator's seat to troubleshoot and or return a hydraulic hose that had come off its sheave. EE #1 faced his forklift with his back approximately 3-feet away from a stack of three bales of cardboard, which measured approximately 8- feet high. EE #1 was struck from behind by the three bales. The bottom bale tipped forward and wedged the second bale against the employee's lower back and the top bale against the base of his head. EE #1 experienced compressional asphyxia and suffered anoxic brain injury as a result. He died on 8/27/2010. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314912312 Maurice Jay Alexande 40 M Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors, Material Moving Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 313383226 - Crushing Injuries From Forklift Accident 313383226 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/24/2010 Inspection: 313383226 Open: 10/27/2010 SIC: 4813 At&T On 8/24/10, around 10:00 AM, an Engineer suffered a cut tendon in his right hand due to an uncontrolled forklift. The Division was notified of the accident on 8/31/10 at 4:15 PM, by the employer, and initiated an inspection on 9/14/10 at 10:00 AM. The injured employee was transported to County USC. The facility involved in the accident is an apartment complex. The injured employee had been working there for approximately 1 hour; performing duties of an Engineer, including discussing how to raise a telephone line one foot. At the time of the accident, he was performing a sporadically assigned task of informing the property management what is needed to raise the telephone line one foot in the attempt to build the new apartment complex. An unattended industrial truck was parked on a slope, and the wheels were not blocked. The parking brake was set and the mast was in the down position. The injured employee was working with/in close proximity to W-2, and W-3. Interviews were conducted of W-2, and W-3. The investigation concluded that there was no violation. As a result, the Division issued no citation. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313383226 Benny Peterson 52 M Hospitalized Cut/Laceration Mechanical Engineering Technicians -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200263929 - Struck By Forklift Accident 200263929 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 08/20/2010 Inspection: 314620253 Open: 08/20/2010 SIC: 5211 Stock Building Supply Victim was operating a Moffett M55P, 3-wheel powered industrial truck, on uneven and sloped terrain and was found laying on the ground beneath the mast of the vehicle. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314620253 Michael David Lewis 59 M Fatality Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202626495 - Pinned Between Forklift Accident 202626495 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/09/2010 Inspection: 313510489 Open: 09/22/2010 SIC: 3281 Angelus Block Co.,Inc. Non - serious injury Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313510489 Hormidas Lopez 53 M Non Hospitalized Fracture Specified Mechanics and Repairers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200758951 - Crushed Accident 200758951 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 07/26/2010 Inspection: 314586983 Open: 07/26/2010 SIC: 1761 Terik Roofing On 7/26/10 at approximately 7:26 a.m., employee of Terik Roofing, was operating a Lull rough terrain forklift and attempting to empty the material basket which was attached to the forks of the forklift. In an effort to dump the shingles out of the basket, the employee had to pull up to the dumpster, angle the forks downward to turn the material basket. The shingles slid into the dumpster. As the employee was preparing to raise the forks and back the lift, he apparently noticed a shingle still hanging from the basket. At this time, the employee got out of the forklift and walked between the front of the forklift and the dumpster. As he was reaching for the shingle, the forklift rolled forward pinning him between the dumpster and the outrigger arm of the forklift. The jobsite was located at a juvenile correction facility and as a correction officer responsible for monitoring the progress and safety of the job noticed the forklift sitting up against the dumpster. Upon initial view of the area, the correction officer was unable to see the employee. He proceeded to request assistance from another employee in moving the forklift. He then noticed the employee between the forklift and the dumpster and immediately called for medical assistance. The forklift was moved back and medical personnel for the correction facility attempted to revive the employee. He was transported by squad to Berger Hospital and efforts were made to assist him. He was pronounced dead at approximately 8:50 a.m. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 9 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314586983 Mark Mazzagotti 52 M Fatality Asphyxia FallDist: 04 Cause: Demolition FatCause: Roofing -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202507992 - Hit By Forklift Accident 202507992 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 07/22/2010 Inspection: 314324989 Open: 10/04/2010 SIC: 1721 Abrasive Blasting & Coating, Inc. An accident occurred on 7/22/10, at approximately 0930, at at a warehouse located at 1260 Railroad Ave., #750, Vallejo, CA. The accident was reported to the local Division of Occupational Safety & Health Concord Office on 7/22/10, at approximately 1045, by a Fire Captain representing the Vallejo Fire Department. EE 1 was a forklift operator working for a contractor, and was preparing to operate a forklift when the accident occurred. EE 1 was preparing to inspect a company forklift for operation, proceeding to the rear of the forklift, when the forklift moved towards EE 1 and EE 1 stumbled backwards to avoid the forklift, fell backwards and struck their head against the pavement. ssisted by W 1 to a nearby bed, and EE 1 was given ice for the contusion and swelling just above their left eye. Management called, and Emergency Medical Services (Vallejo Fire Department) arrived and transported EE 1 to Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo. EE 1 was admitted to Kaiser Hospital for treatment, and remained for treatment of a head injury and a non-occupational illness, and then transferred to an assisted living facility. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 14 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314324989 Tomas Thompson 58 M Hospitalized Concussion Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators FallDist: 21 FallHt: 1 Cause: Surveying -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200713857 - Employee Struck By Forklift Accident 200713857 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 05/13/2010 Inspection: 314273772 Open: 05/14/2010 SIC: 1389 Ortowski Construction Employee A operator of the forklift; stopped the forklift to give Employee B a ride. After Employee B got on the step of the forklift, Employee A began driving the forklift when Employee B lost his footing or his feet slipped off of the step. Employee B fell to the ground, the forklift then continued to run over Employee B. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314273772 Jose Dominguez 29 M Fatality Other Laborers, Except Construction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202490579 - Pinned By Forklift Accident 202490579 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 05/10/2010 Inspection: 313234130 Open: 06/16/2010 SIC: 2086 Dr Pepper Snapple Group Dba Dpsg Sacramento Supply On May 10, 2010 at approximately 11:20 a.m. #1 was seriously injured at the employer's jobsite located at 2670 Land Ave. in Sacramento CA. The employer is a large bottling and distribution facility for 7-Up and Snapple products. #1 had been employed as a forklift operator for the ER for almost 12 years. He was trained and certified as per the Title 8 requirement. The accident occurred when he parked his forklift (#1008 Yale) on the incline of a loading dock to fix the dock plate. As he turned to walk back to his forklift (approximately 20 ft. away) he saw it rolling toward him. He was unable to jump free and was struck by the machine, breaking his left leg. #1 states he was positive that the forks were lowered and he set the parking break. The machine was free of defects when he did the pre-shift inspection. Pre-shift inspection and maintenance logs of the machine provided by the ER, pre and post accident, indicate the machine was in proper working condition. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313234130 Tony Park 32 M Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201494259 - Crushed Between Forklift & Equipment Accident 201494259 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 03/16/2010 Inspection: 312914567 Open: 04/14/2010 SIC: 0761 J & J Farm Labor A non-serious accident was telephonically reported to the Cal/OSHA Fresno District Office at 1157 hours on 16 Mar 2010 by the Safety Coordinator of J&J Farm Labor Contracting; regarding an incident that occurred on 16 Mar 2010 at 0330 hours at Idaho and 5th Avenue in Hanford, CA 93230. The injured employee {EE-1} is a Farm Worker employed as a regular full time employee of J&J Farm Labor Contracting; a Farm Labor Contractor doing business at 21510 S. Chateau Fresno, Riverdale, CA 93656. EE-1 was taking tomato plants from a wooden 6x5 foot bin on his forklift and placing them on a tomato planting machine. He was standing between the slightly elevated bin on the forklift and the tomato planter; when the forklift and bin suddenly moved forward and pinned his left leg against the tomato planter. He sustained a simple fracture on his left leg just below the knee and was treated and released after twelve Õ12å hours from Adventist Health Hanford, CA. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312914567 Julio Cesar 19 M Non Hospitalized Fracture Farm Workers
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Review: I Keywords: unstable load,falling object,crushed,manual mat handling ,contusion,chest,load shift,caught between, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313919151 Randal Johnston 43 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation Not Reported -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202489894 - Falling Totes Strikes and Injures Warehousman Accident 202489894 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/07/2010 Inspection: 313232282 Open: 01/14/2010 SIC: 2044 Farmers' Rice Cooperative On January 7, 2010, Employee #1, a warehouseman with Farmers' Rice Cooperative, was transporting palletized product from a warehouse location to a loading dock. To the left side of the palletized material was a row of rice filled one-ton totes stacked three or four totes high. Employee #1 was around the third or fourth tote when he removed a double palletized load from the area. As Employee #1 was backing up, he noticed a small quantity of rice at the base of a tote and upon returning from off-loading the pallets; he got some tape and got off his forklift to patch the ripped tote. Employee #1 walked into the aisle and facing the totes he kneeled down to patch the tote. Just as he placed the tape on the tote, the totes stacked above this particular tote fell over, striking Employee #1 and pinning him to the floor. A coworker who was first on the scene after the incident confirmed that three totes had fallen over in a somewhat straight-line though only two totes struck Employee #1. Employee #1 indicated that the only thing he did was to try to patch a small rip in the tote and did not move the tote. After the totes were removed from on top of Employee #1, he was transported to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Employee #1 sustained a fracture and crack to his back at L-5 vertebrae (no surgery) along with a ligament tear and rupture of the right knee with pending surgery for the knee but was released later that day. Review: I Keywords: crate,industrial truck,falling object,struck by,spine,back,warehouse, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313232282 Derrick Green 39 M Non Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200925931 - Struck By Accident 200925931 -- Report ID: 0355122 -- Event Date: 04/13/2010 Inspection: 314152554 Open: 04/13/2010 SIC: 2052 Gourmet Provisions Llc The victim was struck on the head by concrete blocks when a wall collapsed as a result of being hit by a forklift. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314152554 Rosa Hernandez 37 F Fatality Concussion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200203446 - Slip and Fall Head Trauma Accident 200203446 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 04/21/2010 Inspection: 312778574 Open: 04/21/2010 SIC: 4222 Nordic Cold Storage, Llc On or about 02:51 pm April 20, 2010, an employee was fatally injured while removing a pallet of food products from a materials storage rack. The employee had been dispatched to pull a pallet of materials from a storage rack to place on the floor. At some point while the employee was removing a pallet of materials from storage shelve using a Yale stand-up order picker forklift truck serial number C86IN02779G, he made contact with another pallet which was on the storage shelf directly above the pallet he was pulling. The employee applied enough upward force with his order picker forklift to dislodge the pallet above, causing boxes to fall off. Several boxes fell onto the floor and opened, spilling the contents (ice cream bars) onto the floor. It is believed that the employee stepped from his forklift truck to examine the area above, and while doing so, slipped on some of the ice cream bars on the floor, causing him to fall backwards onto the floor. The employee was transported to Floyd County Medical Center in Rome, GA, where he later died. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312778574 Harold Jeremy Moore 38 M Fatality Concussion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202552113 - Right Knee Dislocation Accident 202552113 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 05/03/2010 Inspection: 313165417 Open: 05/12/2010 SIC: 7363 Mjo Staffing The Division received notification on 5/3/10 that an employee had suffered a serious work- related injury that same day. The injured employee was a contracted employee performing tasks as a warehouse laborer. The controlling secondary employer manufactures foam products. On the day of the incident, the injured employee had stepped into a recess to avoid a forklift that was bringing in a foam block. The forklift struck a stack of foam blocks, knocking one off which fell on the injured. The block weighed 130 pounds and was 10'long x 5'wide x 3' high. Employee suffered a dislocated right knee which required subsequent surgery to repair torn ligaments. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313165417 Ismael Tapia 22 M Fatality Dislocation Laborers, Except Construction ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202457206 - Leg Broken When Load Came Off Forklift Accident 202457206 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 11/05/2010 Inspection: 313383622 Open: 12/22/2010 SIC: 3471 Bd & G Sandblasting Co On 12/15/10 Cal/OSHA received a report of an industrial incident occurring at BD & G Sandblasting Co located at 2428 East 54th Street, Vernon, CA from Lorie Blanksam, office manager for BD & G Sandblasting. The case was assigned to Jason Denning with Cal/OSHA. On 12/22/10 at 09:50 Jason Denning arrived on site and conducted an opening conference with Patrick Lynch, president of BD & G Sandblasting. The incident occurred on 11/15/10 at approximately 05:45 hours while the injured employee(E1) was performing his duties of employment as a helper with BD & G Sandblasting. BD & G Sandblasting is a private, incorporated company that engages in removal of coatings and resurfacing of metal parts for the aerospace and automotive industries. On site activities include the use of sand and steel shot blasting as well as the use of industrial trucks. E1 has been employed at BD & G Sandblasting for approximately 3 year and 8 months. At the time of the incident, E1 was assisting a forklift operator(W1) to flip a 4000 lb iron canning machine base measuring approximately four-foot square by one-foot thick from one of the four-foot square sides to the other. Using a Nissan industrial truck model number MRG1F2A35LV, W1 tilted the base up off of a pallet that it was resting on and attempted to stand it up on its one-foot edge. According to E1, the pallet was blocking the path of travel of the forklift and W1 attempted to push the pallet out of the way with the industrial truck. In doing so, E1 stated that the industrial truck moved the pallet suddenly causing the forklift to push the base over onto his legs. W1 stated that the base was already standing on end and that E1 attempted to pull the base toward him when it fell. W1 was E1's direct supervisor at the time of the incident. Cal/OSHA has determined that the incident was caused by the employees attempting to flip the metal base while E1 was in the area where the base was to be placed. Due to conflicting statements, the exact cause for the metal base tipping over could not be determined. No Title 8 regulations were determined to be violated concerning the incident and no accident-related citation will be issued to the employer. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313383622 Juan Rodriguez 40 M Hospitalized Fracture Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202469664 - Ee Was Struck By An Air Compressor Accident 202469664 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/01/2010 Inspection: 314822982 Open: 11/23/2010 SIC: 5169 Miles Chemicalcompany Inc. On November at approximately 05:40 a.m. an employee of Miles Chemical Company Inc. sustained occupational injuries when air compressor fell on his right leg. At the time of accident the Employee was loading an approximately 1200 lbs. heavy air compressor onto a truck without properly securing it. The Division was notified of the accident on November 1st 2010 at 16:55 p.m. by Miles Chemical Company Inc. and initiated an inspection on November 23rd, 2010. The injured employee was transported to Providence Holy Cross Hospital and was treated for fractured leg for one day. The facility involved in accident dose warehousing and distribution of different chemicals. The injured employee had been working for company about eleven year, and performing duties of driver. At the time of the accident, he was performing his daily duties. The injured employee was working alone. Interviews were conducted of injured employee's supervisor, injured employee, and injured coworkers. The investigation concluded that employee was using a Toyota forklift, he lifted the compressor approximately 6 inches above ground, without properly securing it. violation of CCR Title 8 3650(t)(30) Section was the cause of this accident. As a result, the Division issued general citation to the employer according CCR Title 8 3650(t)(30), due to lack of evidence of employer knowledge. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314822982 Martin Valencia 35 M Hospitalized Fracture Driver-Sales Workers Accident 202477030 - Ee's Were Packing in Bk of Whse Wn Material on Pallet Fell T Accident 202477030 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 09/30/2010 Inspection: 312664931 Open: 09/29/2010 SIC: 5441 Morris National Inc Seasonal temporary employees (packaging candies for holiday gifts in a warehouse of a candy manufacturing facility)worked below metal storage racks which lacked adequate horizontal support. The bottom of the rack which supported the pallet of stacked boxes was located approximately two levels above the floor (13 feet). Large cardboard boxes which smaller boxes of chocolate and other candies fell onto workers as they were packaging candies on conveyor belts. One pallet on a shelf fell onto a lower shelf, spilling its stacked contents onto workers below. The pallets were positioned in a manner such that they were supported only by the front and back rails of the storage racks without any other horizontal support. Five production workers were injured by falling cardboard boxes (each box estimated to be about 45 pounds). One employee was seriously injured, suffering a compound fracture of her left ankle, requiring multiple surgeries. Also at this accident scene, a forklift operator who was not certified or trained was working about 6 racks down from the fallen pallet. He was moving merchandise onto storage racks using a sit-down propane forklift (Linde forklift, Model #H16T, S/N H2X391UO1838). Some causal factors of the accident were improper stacking/piling, etc., of stored material such that pallets of cardboard boxes were not properly placed or positioned, being balanced only on the front and back rails of the racks; lack of inspections for warehouse hazards; lack of industrial truck operator training; use of cracked and defective pallets. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312664931 Maria Ramirez 33 F Hospitalized Fracture 2 312664931 Martha Ortega 32 F Non Hospitalized Other 3 312664931 Maria Arellano 44 F Non Hospitalized Other 4 312664931 Romina Sanchez 24 F Non Hospitalized Other 5 312664931 Wendy Duarte 30 F Non Hospitalized Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202469508 - Pallets Fell on Employee. Accident 202469508 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/22/2010 Inspection: 314822586 Open: 10/13/2010 SIC: 2448 Okote Pallets, Inc. On September 22, 2010 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Employee #1, (Site employee / Helper ) sustained none serious occupational injuries, while was working close to Employee #2 (forklift operator) who was organizing pallets stacked on the North side of the main building. At the time of accident pallets moved by Employee #2 fell and injured Employee #1. The Division was notified of the accident on September 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. by Los Angeles FD and initiated an inspection on October 14th 2010. The injured employee was transported to Kiser Permanente Hospital and was released after 2 hours. The facility involved in accident is a buy, repair and sells a pallets. The injured employee had been working for company in and out for 2 years as a part time employee. At the time of the accident, he was performing his daily duties. The injured employee was working with/in close proximity to onsite employee (forklift operator). Interviews were conducted of insured employee's supervisor, injured employee, and other onsite employees. The investigation concluded that no violation of Title 8 standard in connection with this accident as a result, the Division did not issue serious accident-related citations. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314822586 Felix Hernandez 30 M Non Hospitalized Cut/Laceration Production Helpers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201494408 - Trucking Fruit Bins Fell Onto A Worker. Accident 201494408 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 09/02/2010 Inspection: 312918865 Open: 12/14/2010 SIC: 4212 Victor J Cruz Trucking On 09/02/2010 an employee of Victor J. Cruz Trucking received a serious injury to his left knee while tying down a load of orange bins on the highway truck and trailer he was assigned to drive. The worker was on the opposite side of the truck trailer adjusting the ropes as a forklift operator was loading a stack of bins onto the trailer from the other side. The operator set the stack over more than desired pushing the bins onto the IE. The worker was taken to Kern Medical Center for treatment. The Division was notified on 09/03/2010 when the extent of his injuries was determined. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312918865 Mack Munoz 46 M Hospitalized Fracture Truck Drivers, Heavy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200263937 - Employee Crushed By Pallet of Frozen Chicken Accident 200263937 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 08/27/2010 Inspection: 314620295 Open: 08/28/2010 SIC: 4222 Americold Logistics Llc At approximately 8:24 pm on August 27, 2010, employee #1 was using a stand up forklift to pull an order of frozen product from a 5 level pushback rack with three pallets per location. Per an inventory location report, employee #1 pulled a pallet from aisle N location 117 level 4 and sat it on the floor. At approximately 9:30pm, employees #2 and #3 found employee #1 on the floor behind the lift covered with cases of frozen product. The forks of the lift were in aisle N location 117 level 4 of the rack. A pallet of frozen product containing 30 cases weighing 48 pounds each had fallen approximately 34 feet 1/2 inch from aisle N location 117 level 5 onto employee #1. An ambulance was summoned and employee #1 was transported to St. mary's hospital where he was pronounced dead. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314620295 Justin B Collins 24 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201509916 - Weight From Forklift Fell on Foot Accident 201509916 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 08/26/2010 Inspection: 312361348 Open: 09/02/2010 SIC: 5084 Patterson Lift Trucks Inc. On August 26, 2010, an employee referred to as EE # 1 was assigned to perform corrective maintenance of a forklift at the secondary employer's site. He had to replace a muffler on forklift # 1. He inserted the forks of forklift # 2 into the counterweight of forklift # 1 and lifted the counterweight up and backed up approximately 3 feet. from forklift # 1 without securing the counterweight to the carriage of the forklift # 2. He then descended from forklift # 2 and as he was walking by, the counterweight fell off from the forks, spun and a section struck his right ankle. He sustained fracture of the right ankle. He was admitted on August 26, 2010, treated and discharged on September, 2010 from Kaiser hospital located in Hayward. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312361348 David Lopez 53 M Hospitalized Bruise/Contus/Abras Miscellaneous Material Moving Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202541835 - Cut on Falling Glass Panel Accident 202541835 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 08/17/2010 Inspection: 300871365 Open: 08/19/2010 SIC: 1793 Steve Driggars General Contractor A Partnership On 8/17/10 a construction worker (victim) working for Steve Driggars General Contractor A Partnership, 159 Avenue Adobe, San Clemente, CA 92672, was carrying out his normally assigned duties, off-loading a 4000-pound load of glass from a forklift. The load, consisting of seven pieces of glass, was four feet off the ground when it started to fall to one side. The victim attempted to keep it from falling but then tried to get away as it continued to come down. He tripped on the curb as he tried to get away from the falling load and the load fell on his left leg. He hit his head on the sidewalk as he fell. The victim was hospitalized for 13 days at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. On 8/19/10 the Los Angeles District Office initiated the accident investigation which included speaking with management over the phone, a walkthrough and photography. Cal OSHA has determined that the accident was caused by the load not being secured against displacement and use of an inadequate pallet. This is a multi-employer worksite. General citations issued to the employer include: 1509(a)Failure to have IIPP. 1512(b)Failure to have certified First Aid trained individual. 3395(e)(3)Failure to provide written HIPP at time of inspection. 3338(a)Failure to ensure that pallet was adequate for load. 3650(l)Failure to secure load to prevent tipping and falling. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 300871365 Richard Eric Bray 28 M Hospitalized Fracture FallDist: 26 Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing FatCause: Installing windows and doors, glazing Accident 202627535 - Struck By Falling Steel Plate Accident 202627535 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/14/2010 Inspection: 313510638 Open: 01/04/2011 SIC: 4213 Con-Way Freight Inc On 14 August 2010, at or about 1355 hours, the Division was notified by the San Bernardino County Fire Department of a serious injury occurring at 13364 Marlay Ave, Fontana, CA 92337. The employer is a long-distance, less-than-truckload, general freight trucking company, performing loading, transporting, and unloading of freight on trucks and tractor trailers. On 14 August 2010, at about 1230 hours, E1 was at the site performing unloading duties of a truck. This is a normal operation engaged in by the employee who had 5 months of experience in this position, 8 years total as a forklift operator including time with another company. E1 had already removed two pallets with freight from the back of the truck, and had parked her forklift in the back of the truck and approached (on foot) a steel plate that was positioned vertically, leaning up against the right side truck wall. The steel plate measured approximately 4 feet tall by 8 feet wide, and was estimated to weigh approximately 1200 lbs. As E1 touched the steel plate to see if there was a label on the far side, she realized that the plate was not stable. E1 backed up from the plate and saw that it was starting to tip towards her. E1 turned to move quickly and was struck in the back of her right leg by the plate causing a serious injury and then knocked to the ground. E1 was able to pull herself out from under the plate and out of the back of the truck when a co-worker saw her and called for help. E1 was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton where she was admitted for treatment. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313510638 Cindy Petersen 33 F Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200841906 - Crushed By Accident 200841906 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 07/23/2010 Inspection: 313016453 Open: 08/02/2010 SIC: 4213 John Tosh Dba Tosh Farms Inspection: 313016461 Open: 07/26/2010 SIC: 3498 Barnes Service and Supply, Inc. John Tosh dba Tosh Farms 313016453 SIC 4213/NAICS 484121 Barnes Service & Supply, Inc. 313016461 SIC 3498/NAICS 332996 John Tosh dba Tosh Farms is, in part, a trucking broker which utilizes drivers on a fixed percentage of overall hauling pay. At the time of incident, Tosh was working as a sub contractor for Tennessee Steel Haulers - to transport a load of 60 sections of steel pipe from Barnes Service & Supply, Inc. (located in Dupo, IL) to a client in Georgia. Barnes Service & Supply, Inc. is a steel pipe supplier which employs seven. On 7/23/10, in the Barnes yard, at approximately 10:50 AM, three Barnes employees were in the process of loading steel pipe onto a Fontaine 48' flat bed two axle trailer (VIN 13N-14830-6- 61532628; MN EFTW-7-8048W8AWK) for a Tosh Truck Driver. At this time, Barnes Employee #1 was operating a Caterpillar 908 Loader (SN CJ30578), Barnes Employee #2 was positioned atop the trailer hand shaking out the sections of pipe, whereas Barnes Employee #3 was operating Yale Veracitor 155 VX Forklift (SN D878V01553F). The Tosh Truck Driver - a 59 year old female - was positioned somewhere between the driver's side cab and front of the trailer. The pipes were being staged into two stacks of 30 - six wide by five (tiered) high. The pipe sections were 20'L x 16" OD x.219" thickness, each weighing approximately 800 pounds. Weather: 89F, visibility 10 miles, wind direction SW at 9.2 mph, clear conditions. At the time of incident, Barnes Employees #1 and #2 were in the process of loading the fifth tier rear stack. Barnes Employee #3 had loaded four pieces to the top front stack and left the immediate area to pick up the final two sections. The second, third, and fourth front stack tiers were chocked with an assortment of wooden blocks nailed onto runners while the Tosh Truck Driver had at some point loosely rigged two tie downs between the second and third tiers. Barnes Employee #1, while running the Caterpillar 908 Loader at the rear stack, noticed the four pipes at the front top tier start to roll forward and shouted to warn the Tosh Truck Driver (Barnes Employee #2 had his back turned rolling out pipe sections). As the Tosh Truck Driver looked up, she was simultaneously struck by three sections of piping from a height of 11' which rolled over and cleared her by at least 10', however, the fourth pipe lacked momentum and pinned/crushed/lacerated/amputated her legs when it fell and came to rest. Immediately following the incident, the Tosh Truck Driver remained conscious and was rendered assistance by Barnes Employee #2 while awaiting emergency responders. The Deceased was eventually transported to Saint Louis University Hospital via helicopter where, at some point, she expired. Cause of death: blunt trauma and partial amputation to lower extremities. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation 1 313016453 Samantha Pearson 59 F Fatality Cut/Laceration Truck Drivers, Heavy 2 313016461 No Injury -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202520383 - Struck By Forklift Accident 202520383 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 07/19/2010 Inspection: 312579618 Open: 08/06/2010 SIC: 0783 Valley Crest Landscaping EE was supervising the removal of a palm tree, using an All Terrain Forklift. As the removal was progrssing the forks and the attachment fell onto the employee. Pinning the employee against the palm tree causing pevic fractures and some spinal problems. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312579618 Gary Collier 55 M Hospitalized Other Supervisors; Handlers,Equip-Cleaners,Laborers Nec -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201075355 - Refrigerator Unit Fell on Employee, Broke Leg. Accident 201075355 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 06/16/2010 Inspection: 312683022 Open: 06/23/2010 SIC: 1711 Source Refrigeration On Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at approximately 6:30 AM, a 56 year-old refrigeration installer working at a remodel of a retail store in Oceanside suffered serious leg injury when a large refrigerator compressor unit fell off of a forklift. The Division was notified of the accident by the employer on 6/16/10 at 12:55 PM. The injured, Employee #1, was transported to Tri City Hospital where he was hospitalized for more than 24 hours. The worksite where the accident occurred is a remodel of an existing Wal-Mart store to add a full grocery and bakery. The store is in business during the remodel and the remodel area is separated from the rest of the store by a temporary wall. The injured employee was on the crew to help install the compressor unit. Employee #1 and several other employees loaded the compressor onto a forklift and transported it into the building through a side door. One employee was driving the forklift and four other employees were walking alongside or guiding the driver, or making sure that the load on the lift did not shift. The load was not strapped down. Part way to the location where the unit would be installed the Foreman stopped the forklift and directed the other employees to help clear the path. The employee driving the forklift stopped and waited for direction. EE #1 was standing on the floor next to the unit while the forklift was idling. The compressor unit began to rock back and forth on the forks, when EE #1 stepped in front of the unit to try to stabilize it. The unit fell off of the forks and landed on the lower portion of EE #1's right leg, breaking the tibia. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312683022 Dennis Parker 56 M Hospitalized Fracture Construction Laborers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202005419 - Employee Was Crushed By A Paper Hopper. Accident 202005419 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 06/12/2010 Inspection: 314228206 Open: 06/14/2010 SIC: 2631 Newman & Company On June 12, 2010 at approximately 3:30pm, employee #1 a 5th Hand was assisting employee #2 a 4th Hand with filling a metal hopper with break (paper to be reused and/or recycled). Employee #2 was operating a Nissan propane forklift and employee #2 was stationed to the left of the hopper to ensure the break went into the hopper. Supervisors stated it was routine for employees to work in teams of two with one employee operating the forklift and one employee working from the floor to help guide the break into the hopper. Employee #2 raised the forks with a large pile of break. The forklift bumped the hopper. For reasons unknown employee #1 was bending over between the hopper and the cinder block wall. Employee #2 was not aware that employee #1 was between the hopper and the wall because the break obstructed the view in front of the forklift. Employee #2 reversed the forklift and called out to employee #1 but did not receive a response. Employee #2 waited for employee #1 to assist with putting more break into the hopper as they had several times earlier but employee #1 was not in sight. Employee #2 exited the forklift and saw employee #1 bent over with his hands on his knees and his head behind the hopper. Employee #2 ran to employee #1. Employee #2 called out for help and other employees rushed to the scene. Employee #3 a Back Tender ran to the office and instructed employee #4 a Production worker to call 911 and then to contact the Tour Boss. Paramedics arrived at approximately 4:20pm, attempted to stabilize employee #1 and transported him to the hospital. Employee #1 suffered blunt force injuries of head and torso. As a result of the incident employee #1 succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314228206 Andrew Robinson 31 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202528220 - Crushed By An Elevated Load Accident 202528220 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 06/08/2010 Inspection: 314623216 Open: 06/09/2010 SIC: 4213 Trafalgar Supply Company An incident occurred on June, 08, 2010 at a company located at 3804 Sydney Road, Plant City, FL. The deceased Steve Allan Gladwish a Truck Driver from Trafalgar Supply Company was delivering bundles of square steel tubes at this address. The fatality was reported on June 08, 2010 by the Director of Operations of Quality Trailer Products. The Plant City Police Department opened an accident investigation at the site on June 08, 2010. The employer of the deceased is a transportation service company contracted by Atlantic Steel and Tube, Inc to deliver the square steel tubes to Quality Trailer Products. The incident occurred while Employee #2 (Ernesto Reyna - Forklift Operator from Quality Trailer Products) located on the passenger side of the truck, was unloading bundles of square steel tubes from a flat bed truck, using a propane operated forklift (Mitsubishi-FG30N); when a bundle fell from the flat bed and crushed Employee #1 (Steve Allan Gladwish - Truck Driver from Trafalgar Supply Company). Employee #1 (Steve Allan Gladwish - Truck Driver from Trafalgar Supply Company) was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he was declared dead. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314623216 Steve Gladwish 33 M Fatality Other Truck Drivers, Heavy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202476479 - Fatality/Found Between Forklift & Machine Accident 202476479 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 05/12/2010 Inspection: 312663628 Open: 05/12/2010 SIC: 2653 Reliable Container Corp On May 12, 2010, at approximately 1:30 pm, West Covina District Office received a report of an occupational accident that occurred on May 12, 2010, at 12:50 pm at Reliable Container Corporation. The address of the location of the accident was 9206 Santa Fe Springs Road, Santa Fe Springs, California 90670. E1 was conducting routine cleaning of print plates on the inside of a McKinley Rotary Die Cutter Printing Press Machine (serial # 6987). W1, while using a Toyota Forklift (Model: 6FGCU25; Serial: 72733), carelessly pushed the printing press machine closed from the feed side and crushing E1 while he was inside the machine. On May 12, 2010, at approximately 2:45 pm, DOSH arrived at the work site and held the opening conference with the employer. E1 has been employed with Reliable Container Corporation since October 12, 2007. His job title was an assistant machine operator. On the day of the accident, E1 was given an assignment to run a printing job on the rotary die cutter printing press machine. The printing job was stopped to clean the printing plates on the cylinders of the rotary die cutter machine. This process requires the machine operators to open the print sections of the machine in order to have access to the print plates. However, the bearings on the motor that operate the gear track that automatically open and close the print sections on the printing press machine was being repaired in the employer's maintenance shop. This motor that is attached to the shaft that operates the gear track had been disassembled the night before the accident. In the interim, the employer was using a forklift to manually open and close the print sections while the bearings on the drive shaft were being repaired. While E1 was inside cleaning a printing plate, W2 had stepped away to get additional rags to assist with cleaning. As W2 was getting ready to enter the printing section where E1 was cleaning the printing plate, both employees heard the bang of the forklift making contact to the feed side of the printing press machine. W1 had carelessly pushed the printing press machine closed with the forklift while E1 was still inside the machine and resulting in crushing injuries to E1. W2 and E1 had used the services of W1 to open the printing press machine twice that morning prior to the accident. Paramedics arrived at the work site and E1 was taken to Presbyterian Hospital in Whittier CA. Shortly thereafter, E1 was pronounced deceased. The victim was inside the printing section of the McKinley Rotary Die Cutter Machine without the machine being mechanically blocked to prevent movement. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312663628 Eliseo Espinoza 41 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200375145 - Caught in or Between Accident 200375145 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 05/05/2010 Inspection: 314689084 Open: 05/05/2010 SIC: 1795 D H Griffin Companies Inc Site Superintendent caught his arm between ROPS and steel beam while operating forklift with arm extended outside protective cage severing his arm. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314689084 Ernest Harris 57 M Hospitalized Amputation Supervisors, Material Moving Equipment Operators FallDist: 30 Cause: Demolition FatCause: Demolition -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201022696 - Employee Fractures Leg When Pinned By Forklift Accident 201022696 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 04/30/2010 Inspection: 125479170 Open: 05/04/2010 SIC: 3999 the Barricade Co. and Traffic Supply Inc. On April 30, 2010, Employee #1 was working for an employer that specialized in the manufacturing of barricades. As Employee #1 was involved in the manufacturing operations, a forklift struck heavy metal plates used for constructing the barricades, pinning his right leg between the heavy metal plates. Employee #1 was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was hospitalized and treated for a fractured right leg. Review: I Keywords: fracture,leg,struck by,industrial truck,caught between,hoisting mechanism,pinned,crushed, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 125479170 Mario Torres 38 M Hospitalized Fracture Laborers, Except Construction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200604510 - Employee Was Crushed By the Forks of A Fork Lift Accident 200604510 -- Report ID: 0625410 -- Event Date: 04/08/2010 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200922508 - Caught Between Accident 200922508 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 03/31/2010 Inspection: 314340134 Open: 04/01/2010 SIC: 4212 Total Truck Transport, Inc. The victim was in the process of unloading 4 metal aircraft pallets from a box trailer. The pallets had been secured together vertically to the wall of the trailer with a ratchet strap. The victim was alone in the trailer and preparing the pallets to be unloaded by a forklift. The pallets fell and pinned the victim against the wall of the trailer. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314340134 Christopher Young 29 M Fatality Other Truck Drivers, Heavy Inspection: 314298423 Open: 04/09/2010 SIC: 2522 Mod Space Employee was working on personnel vehicle on his own time. He used the forklift without permission of the company to lower his engine into his truck. He was manipulating the controls with a cord to lower the engine while he guided the engine into position. The controls were moved to a fixed position that lowered the forks into the employees back. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314298423 David Berry 49 M Fatality Asphyxia Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202089231 - Caught Between Forklift and Stacked Material Accident 202089231 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 03/31/2010 Inspection: 313782161 Open: 03/31/2010 SIC: 4225 Advanced Composites, Inc. On March 31, 2010 at approximately 8:15 am at the Advanced Composite warehouse (SIC 4225) in Sidney, Ohio, a 53 year old female was found caught between the right side of the forklift she had been operating and a stack of large palletized boxes. The back of the forklift had collided with a stack of boxes weighing approximately 4500 lbs, displacing the stack approximately 18 inches. Sidney Fire Department was called and attempts were made to resuscitate the victim. The victim was pronounced at 8:30 am. The cause of death was determined to be compression asphyxia; injuries included multiple rib fractures and liver laceration. The victim was assigned to pull boxes of product for shipping. The forklift she was operating was a Komatsu Model FG25ST-12, type LP. The forklift was equipped with a seat belt; the latch plate was tucked under the seat, indicating it was not in use. The accident took place in a warehouse where 1500 lb boxes of plastic pellets were stored. Boxes were palletized, stored in stacks, three high in most cases, and three or four deep throughout the warehouse. Lighting in the warehouse was good. The floors of the warehouse were level and in good condition. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313782161 Debra Slife 53 F Fatality Asphyxia Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202551479 - Falsework Fell Onto Foot Accident 202551479 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/04/2010 Inspection: 313164634 Open: 03/24/2010 SIC: 1622 Griffith Company This workplace accident occurred on March 4, 2010, and it was reported by the employer later the same day. The employer is a heavy construction engineering firm and general contractor, on the site of a road and bridge improvement project. On the day of the accident, Employee #1 was in a staging yard removing nails from lumber stored in the yard. Employee #2 was operating a forklift truck in the area, moving steel beams to another section of the yard for storage. Employee #2 yelled to Employee #1 to move out of the way, because Employee #2 was about to move a beam close to where Employee #1 was working. EE #1 heard the warning and moved out of Employee #2's field of vision. Employee #2 picked up the steel beam with the forklift, but lowered it to get it in a better position on the forks. Employee #1 walked back into the area on the operator's right side, just as the beam Employee #2 was manipulating dipped to the ground. The beam landed on Employee #1's right foot, crushing four of his toes. Employee #1 was hospitalized and received surgery on his right foot. He is a direct hire of the employer. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $20,000,000 and over Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313164634 Roberto Castro 59 M Hospitalized Fracture Construction Laborers FallDist: 04 Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities) FatCause: Excavation -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201185360 - Fell on Ground, Fractured Hip Accident 201185360 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 03/04/2010 Inspection: 312688856 Open: 04/29/2010 SIC: 5211 Beronio Lumber Company y yOn March 4th, 2010, employee #1 suffered a reportable injury at Beronio Lumber Company at 2525 Marin Street, San Francisco, CA, which was reported to DOSH on the same day. The facility is a retail lumber business. The location of the injury, the Zone 22 timber rack, is an area used to store sorted lumber pieces according to cross-sectional dimensions and length. The lumber is organized in racks according to its size, where it is available for loading either by employees or by customers on a self-serve basis. Employee #1 was working together with employee #2 to re-stack misplaced lumber at the Zone 22 timber rack. Both employees are employed by Beronio Lumber Company. The employees were attempting to re-stack a 4-inch x10-inch (4x10), 8-foot long board atop a stack of 4x10's, which had shifted and partially fallen off the left end of the rack such that the left end of the board was leaning on the adjacent rack, and the right end was hanging from its intended rack. Because the boards were heavy and difficult to move by hand, the employees decided to utilize a forklift to lift the piece back into place. The forklift used was a Hyster 155 model. Employee #2 operated the forklift, while employee #1 assisted from the ground, standing to the left of the forklift and in front of the rack of 4x10's. The top-most board in front of the stack was standing on its 4-inch side and in the way of the other boards, which laid flat on their 10-inch side. Employee #2 attempted to lift that board up, and in doing so, nudged the forks forward. The forks pushed the stack of 4x10's from the right end of the rack, causing the stack to rotate counter-clockwise. The left end of the stacked boards swung around and rotated off of the pile, tumbling into employee #1. Employee #1 was knocked to the ground, falling on the right hip, with several boards falling onto the employee. Employee #1 suffered a broken hip, and spent 4 days in the hospital. The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 AM. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312688856 Employee #1 51 M Hospitalized Fracture Laborers, Except Construction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201925096 - Employee Is Struck and Killed By Falling Tank Accident 201925096 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 03/02/2010 Inspection: 312921778 Open: 03/03/2010 SIC: 4212 Acme Truck Line, Inc. Employee #1, a truck driver, delivered two 500-gallon storage tanks to the facility. Employee #1 operated a Ford Model Number F-550 flatbed truck. A forklift operator had been directed to unload the tanks from the flatbed truck. The tanks were accompanied with legs. One of the tanks had the legs attached and the other had the legs unattached. The forklift operator unloaded the first tank and legs (which was the tank which was disassembled). The forklift operator proceeded to unload the second tank. The tank was laying on its side on the flatbed of the truck. The forklift operator placed the forks underneath the 500-gallon tank. The forklift operator lifted the tank and proceeded to back the forklift away from the flatbed truck. One of the legs of the tank assembly became caught on the flatbed. The forklift operator shifted the forklift carriage assembly to the left. Employee #1 was directly to the right of the forklift. Employee #1 asked the forklift operator to lift the forks. The forklift operator raised the forks approximately one foot. Employee #1 shook the legs of the tank assembly. The tank assembly fell on top of Employee #1. The forklift operator tried to revive Employee #1, and was unsuccessful. Emergency services were called, and when the paramedics arrived, they were unable to revive Employee #1. Employee #1 died. Review: I Keywords: struck by,falling object,tank,industrial truck,flatbed truck,mech mat handling,jammed, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312921778 Joseph Fontenot 70 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation Not Reported -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202609418 - Struck By Forklift Accident 202609418 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/11/2010 Inspection: 313507873 Open: 03/09/2010 SIC: 4225 Bimbo Bakeries Usa On February 11, 2010 at approximately 8:00 a.m., V1 sustained serious injuries to his left arm when it was struck by a rolling bread cart that had been struck by a moving forklift. V1 was transported to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. V1 was admitted and surgery was performed. V1 was hospitalized for 1 day. The Division was notified of the injury on February 11, 2010 at approximately 8:39 p.m. by the employer. I conducted the inspection on March 9, 2010. The employer's facility is a center where packaged baked goods are transferred to delivery trucks. The site of the accident was a grocery store. V1 is an employee of the employer. V1 stated that he always uses the north entrance (of the store) to push the bread cart inside. V1 stated that he knows that there is forklift traffic in the area. V1 stated that on the day he was hurt, he saw (that) the (forklift) operator was moving fast in reverse through the plastic strips (at the warehouse entrance). V1 was moving (the bread cart) into the warehouse on the left side (west side) of the driveway. V1 stated he saw the forklift coming towards him when he looked around the left side of the bread rack. V1 stated that the bread rack was struck by the back of the forklift. V1 stated that the bread rack hit his left arm. V1 stated that he was unable to recall falling to the ground. V1 stated that the impact of the lift hitting the bread rack and then the rack hitting him and then my left elbow broke. V1 stated he has pain in his left shoulder, left leg and left hand. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313507873 Juan Robles 42 M Hospitalized Fracture Driver-Sales Workers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201493392 - Employee Fractures Ankle When Struck By Equipment Accident 201493392 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 02/03/2010 Inspection: 312914591 Open: 04/07/2010 SIC: 2021 Provisions Food Co, Inc. At approximately 10:45 a.m. on February 3, 2010, Employee #1 was assisting in the removal of large cheese vats from the facility. One vat swung as it was being moved by a forklift and struck the side wall of the opening it was being carried through. Employee #1 was struck by the swinging vat and sustained a fractured ankle. Employee #1 was hospitalized. Review: I Keywords: struck by,fracture,ankle,industrial truck,mech mat handling,food preparation, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312914591 Manuel Nunes 49 M Hospitalized Fracture Machine Operators, Not Specified -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202468922 - Partial Finger Amputation Accident 202468922 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 02/02/2010 Inspection: 312435993 Open: 03/17/2010 SIC: 3728 Hi-Temp Insulation Inc. On 2-2-10, an employee was seriously injured at an aerospace manufacturer of insulation products. The injury was reported by the employer on 2-3-10. The area where the employee, employee #1, was injured was in the CNC machining area. Employee #1 was injured when a "Ren block" modeling board was being placed on the table of a CNC machine. The CNC machine shapes the Ren block so it can be used to make a mold. Prior to the forklift driver, employee #2, placing the Ren lock on the table, employee #1, placed a small support block on the table. The forklift truck driver then placed the Ren block on the table on top of the support block. The driver then pulled back the forks so 12 inches of forks supported the Ren block and also tilted the forks slightly so employee #1 could pull out the support block. The Ren block slide off the forks of the truck and crushed the fingers of the employee. Injures of the employee included amputation of the first joint of the third digit of the right hand and tissue damage of the forth digit of the same hand. Based on the dimensions of the Ren block, it weighed approximately 460 pounds. Type of Ren block is 450 Block by CMT Materials, Inc. The CNC machine is made by Shoda Iron Works Co., machine type is NCS16U-1634, machine # YO2A71001. Forklift truck involved in injury is Misubishi 35-2; Model FG18N, Serial # AF3400422. The injured employee was not a contract employee. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312435993 Fidel Robles Bravo 28 M Hospitalized Amputation Numerical Control Machine Operators
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Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313353286 Timothy W Mccormik 52 M Fatality Asphyxia Freight, Stock and Material Handlers, N.E.C. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202468419 - Employee Is Crushed By Falling Forklift Accident 202468419 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 01/19/2010 Inspection: 312435415 Open: 01/19/2010 SIC: 2033 H.J. Heinz Company, L.P. At approximately 3:00 p.m. on January 19, 2010, Employee #1 was operating a Kalmar industrial vehicle, Model Number C50BX PS, Serial Number 583656A, for the HJ Heinz Company. He was loading a 48-ft shuttle trailer, which was at Dock Door Number 9 in the south dock area. Employee #1 was driving into the shuttle trailer, when the shuttle driver pulled away from the dock, which caused the industrial vehicle and Employee #1 to fall off the dock. Employee #1 fell out of the industrial vehicle and onto the concrete ground, and the industrial vehicle fell on top of him. Employee #1 was killed. The shuttle trailer was not adequately blocked, and Employee #1 was not wearing his seatbelt. Review: I Keywords: industrial truck,loading dock,trailer,chock,fall,crushed,seat belt,struck by,falling object, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312435415 Jesus Arturo Velez 44 M Fatality Other Machine Operators, Not Specified -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202520839 - Fell Off Forklift Accident 202520839 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 12/13/2010 Inspection: 314990292 Open: 01/06/2011 SIC: 4225 Costco Wholesale Corporation On 12/13/10, EE#1 was exiting a trailer when the trailer moved away from the loading dock. EE#1 and the forklift fell to the ground, resulting in sutures to the head. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314990292 Eric Ypon 49 M Non Hospitalized Cut/Laceration Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202089447 - Forklift Drive Fell Off Dock Accident 202089447 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 09/22/2010 Inspection: 313784951 Open: 09/22/2010 SIC: 3589 Nss Enterprises, Inc. NSS Enterprises, Inc., an industrial vacuum and floor sweeper manufacturer. (SIC 3589, NAICS 333319). On September 22, 2010 at approximately 12:30 PM, one English speaking male was injured when his forklift fell off a loading dock while unloading a semi trailer. The employee was unloading a pallet off of a semi truck when the truck started rolling forward and the driver and forklift dropped to the ground. The injured employee was taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. The employee suffered several lacerations to his head and several broken vertebrae. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313784951 Doug Paxon 60 M Hospitalized Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200003036 - Struck By/Caught Between Accident 200003036 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 08/24/2010 Inspection: 314467721 Open: 08/24/2010 SIC: 5084 Hmhs International, Inc. On August 24, 2010 at approximatley 11:15am, one employee was fatally injured from a Struck By/Caught Between Accident. The employee was in the process of moving a large metal shelving unit while operating a Hyster Electric Forklift Model E45XM, SN# F108V16066W. As he was positioning the shelving unit to the edge of the dock platform, the employee accidentally drove the right front wheel of the Forklift off the edge of the dock. The employee attempted to jump clear as the Forklift began to tip over, but was struck by then pinned under the protective cage of the Forklift. The local Medical Examiner pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314467721 Leslie Jerome Floyd 45 M Fatality Other Laborers, Except Construction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202626446 - Drove Forklift Off Dock Accident 202626446 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/22/2010 Inspection: 313510737 Open: 10/05/2010 SIC: 4213 Yrc Inc Non-serious injury Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313510737 Peter Red Gonzales 40 M Non Hospitalized Strain/Sprain Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201127636 - Forklift Fell on Employee Accident 201127636 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 07/12/2010 Inspection: 310098058 Open: 07/13/2010 SIC: 1542 Trainor Commercial Construction, Inc. On 7/12/10 at approximately 3:00 PM, the Foster City DOSH office was notified of an accident that had occurred to an employee of Trainor Commercial Construction, Inc. at a jobsite in a Bloomingdales department store at 1 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA. The accident was reported by Officer Chris Hammett, Palo Alto P.D. The Accident Report indicated that on 7/12/10 at approximately 2:00 PM, an employee was injured when the forklift he was operating fell off the loading dock. The accident was assigned to a compliance safety engineer and an investigation into the accident was initiated. INVESTIGATION On 7/13/10 at approximately 9:30 AM, an opening conference was held with the Operations Manager at the department store and later with the General Contractor for Marino Construction who was onsite supervisor for the project and directed the work for Employees #1 and #2. An opening conference with the injured workers employer, Trainor Commercial Construction was held on 7/13/10 by phone. The injured carpenter, Employee #1, was interviewed on 7/14/10 at Stanford Hospital where he stated he was using the standup-rider type forklift that belonged to the store to lift showcase furniture into the debris box. He said the work was part of the scope of work for the job. He said he was backing up and felt a loss of control to the forklift when he went onto a dock plate. The forklift fell off the dock from a height of about 38 inches. He stated he had not been certified, trained or evaluated as an operator of the forklift by either the general contractor or his employer. Employee #2, a carpenter for Marino Construction, was working with Employee #1 as a co- worker to discard the furniture at the debris box. He stated that Employee #1 had been driving the forklift and it seemed to have been working fine. Prior to the incident he noticed Employee #1 was backing up the forklift over the dock plate area and when he looked up again he saw the left hand portion of the lift already off of the dock edge and he yelled to warn him to jump just as the lift went over the edge. Employee #1 was admitted to Stanford Hospital where he underwent surgery for injuries including a broken left femur. COMMENTS 1. Cause of the accident was not determined by this investigation. 2. Employee's #1 & 2 said they were instructed by an employee of the store regarding the controls for the forklift. 3. Store personnel were interviewed and stated that no instruction or permission for use of the lift was requested or given. 4. No accident-related violations were issued. CITATIONS 1-1General T8 CCR 3203 (a) Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Missing elements in the written program. 1-2 General T8 CCR 3668 (f) Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training. Certification. Failure to certify that training & evaluation were provided prior to use of the forklift. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 3 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 310098058 Allyon Gibbs 59 M Hospitalized Fracture Carpenters FallDist: 28 Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities) FatCause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201523578 - Forklift Fell From Dock Accident 201523578 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 07/11/2010 Inspection: 314616970 Open: 07/12/2010 SIC: 5311 Sam's Club, Store #6442 On 7/11/10, at approx. 8:40pm, at Sam's Club, Store #6442, located at 2 Boston Post Rd., Orange, CT 06477, at Receiving Dock Door #4, a Ford F-450 XL Super Duty truck backed up to the dock, with the dock plate lip resting on the end of the truck bed. A vendor was delivering a shower/tub display piece, with dimensions of the display piece were 36"wide, 84 1/2"long, "84 1/2"high, and weighed 575 lbs. The display piece had wheels on it. To unload the display piece, the vendor's Project Manager, and the Closing Manager from Sam's Club stood on each side of the display piece on the flat bed of the truck. With a Crown model 3020-30 Stand up forklift, a Sam's Club Forklift Operator moved the forklift forward toward the edge of the dock plate to get the fork tips under the display piece. The Forklift Operator continued to move the forklift truck forward and as the forks came under the display piece the forklift was moving onto the back of the truck bed. The forklift moved forward and the truck began to move forward then the forklift fell off the dock. The forklift Operator landed partially on the dock with his right leg caught between the overhead guard of the forklift and the dock. The Closing Manager from Sam's Club fell off the right end side of the flat bed truck. The Forklift Operator sustained a head injury and broken bones. The Closing Manager experienced some pain. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314616970 Vito Caggiano 26 M Hospitalized Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202560983 - Single Forklift Accident Accident 202560983 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 07/06/2010 Inspection: 314698549 Open: 07/07/2010 SIC: 4222 the Uni-Kool Partners Accident occurred on 7/6/10 at approximately 11:00 a.m., the victim was operating an electric forklift with double tines and was transporting two pallets of cantaloupe up a ramp to the warehouse with the forklift operating in the reverse mode for visibility. The victim backed the forklift off of the loading dock area at 24 inches above the lower level. The victim was not wearing his seatbelt as it was buckled around behind the operator's seat holding a small basket in-place. The victim was extracted from the forklift by Yuma Rural Metro Fire Department and transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center. The victim was diagnosed with a broken neck and transported to St Joseph's Hospital, Barrow's Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Az. And, on 7/7/2010 at 2:20 p.m., the Area Manager of The Uni-Kool Partners received a phone call indicating that the victim had died. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314698549 Bobby J. Ray 62 M Fatality Other Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201693470 - Forklift Fell From Dock Accident 201693470 -- Report ID: 0950662 -- Event Date: 04/12/2010 Inspection: 312317134 Open: 05/18/2010 SIC: 4213 Yrc Inc INTRODUCTION: On April 12, 2010, at approximately 1:00 a.m. an employee (EE #1) of YRC, Inc. sustained a serious head trauma injury and is now in a convalescent home. YRC, Inc. is a freight transportation services company and is located at 9933 E. Beverly Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: The Area Safety Manager of YRC, Inc. reported the accident to the West Covina District Office Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Division) at 9:12 a.m. on April 12, 2010. The reporting requirement was met. A Division inspector arrived on site on May 18, 2010, at approximately 10:30 a.m. CONDITIONS AND FACTORS LEADING TO ACCIDENT: EE #1 was driving a forklift. At Dock 122, EE #1 veered to the left and fell out and down Dock #134. The forklift got caught at the bumper with the post and the forklift landed on it's side. There were no witnesses to the actual accident. EE #2 found EE #1 unconscious. EE #1 was bleeding from his head. There were no witnesses to the actual accident. EE #2 states that EE #1 kept trying to get up, as soon as he felt EE #2 trying to help him, EE #1 relaxed. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312317134 Armando Morales 54 M Hospitalized Other
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End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314001942 Marcos Barrera 22 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras FallDist: 17 FallHt: 41 Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other) FatCause: Installing metal siding Accident 202368668 - Fatality Accident 202368668 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 12/21/2010 Inspection: 314686866 Open: 12/21/2010 SIC: 4212 Waste Management - Northwest Employee was using a forklift with a boom-type attachment to move an ecology block. The forklift overturned and pinned the employee under the overhead structure of the forklift. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation 1 314686866 Kyle Brendon Willis 39 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202627675 - Forklift Tipped Over Accident 202627675 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/06/2010 Inspection: 313510927 Open: 10/25/2010 SIC: 4225 Taylored Services, Llc On October 06, 2010 at about 0645 hours, a serious injury occurred at a place of employment. The injury was reported to the Division on October 06, 2010 at 0744 hours by the Chino Valley Fire Department and the investigation was initiated on October 25, 2010 at 1330 hours. The employer is engaged in a general warehousing business. The employer had total of 1000 employee and was non-unionized. At the time of accident, V1 was operating a fork-lift(Toyota-CH-25 2450 lbs, Model 8FGCSU20, S. N. 12331) with clamps attached to the forks to dump card boards into a dumpster outside the warehouse. After dumping a load of card boards, as he backed up the fork- lift, the fork-lift tipped over to the left. The victim tried to jump out of the fork-lift when the mast of the fork-lift fell on his right foot causing multiple fractures on his foot/ankle which required a surgery and hospitalization for two days. V1 was temporary employee of the employer. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313510927 Jesus Vasquez(v1) 24 M Hospitalized Fracture Janitors and Cleaners -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200375434 - Caught in or Between Accident 200375434 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 10/05/2010 Inspection: 314697020 Open: 10/06/2010 SIC: 7539 Right Way Automotive At approximately 11:45 am on 10/7/2010 Robert (Bob) Miller after starting forklift was driving forklift from outside parking lot to shop bay. During this time the back wheels of the forklift passed over a slope drop to a lower lot causing the forklift to turn over pining victim (Miller) under forklift. Employees at site raised forklift off victim with jacks, EMS arrived victim transported to Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Victim sustained a ruptured spleen, crushed bowel, colon, fracture in his back. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314697020 Robert Miller 40 M Hospitalized Other Automobile Mechanics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202561064 - Crushed By Powered Industrial Truck Accident 202561064 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 09/22/2010 Inspection: 314948696 Open: 09/22/2010 SIC: 5093 Hendrix & Company, Llc One employee operating a powered industrial truck was struck by the counterweight of a Caterpillar 330B Excavator which caused the truck to rollover ejecting the employee whose head was crushed between the ground and the overhead protective structure on the truck. The employee operating the forklift was in the process of dumping a bin of scrap metal in a pile adjacent to where the excavator was working and entered the swing radius of the excavator when the truck was struck. The powered industrial truck was equipped with a seat belt that was not being worn by the employee because it would not retract from the closed position. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314948696 Francisco Carmona 36 M Fatality Other Laborers, Except Construction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202561106 - Crushed By Forklift Accident 202561106 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 09/17/2010 Inspection: 314948506 Open: 09/20/2010 SIC: 0181 Evergreen Turf, Inc. One employee was crushed by the Donkey forklift he was operating after he had been thrown from the forklift when it flipped over backwards going down a sloped driveway. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314948506 Lewis Aguirre Acuna 29 M Fatality Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201494150 - Reach Lift Rolled Over Accident 201494150 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 09/07/2010 Inspection: 120215603 Open: 09/07/2010 SIC: 1731 Iron Industries On 9-7-2010, employee no.1 sustained a fatal injury when an all terrain forklift flipped over his chest. The injury occurred on the blue ridge repeater summit which is located near Springville, CA. Employee no.1 was taken to the Tulare Co. Coroner's Office for an autopsy. The incident was reported to Cal OSHA on 9-7-2010 by the general contractor within the required 8 hour period. The employer is a steel erection contractor. Employee no.1 was assisting with the istallation of 5-24" steel beams for the antenna tower control building. He helped install 3 steel beams by bringing them from the northside. Employee no.1 decided to bring the last 2 beams from the east side where the bank had steep banks. He tried to bring the steel up but the forklift did not reach far enough, so he backed down the steep bank at an angle and the forklift started to flip over. Employee no. 1 jumped out and the back wheel crushed his chest causing the fatality. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 120215603 Tom Chan 57 M Fatality Fracture Supervisors, N.E.C. FallDist: 05 FatCause: Erecting structural steel -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200515153 - Crane Fell Over Causing Head Injuries to Employee Accident 200515153 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 08/21/2010 Inspection: 314837105 Open: 08/23/2010 SIC: 7375 Genesis Wireless A man was working in a basket attached to the forks of a Lull all-terrain forklift. While the boom of the forklift was fully extended, the forklift tipped over, slamming the basket and the man to the ground. The man later died at the hospital. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314837105 Mark Anderson 40 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation Not Reported -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200998375 - Employee Crushed By Forklift Accident 200998375 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/09/2010 Inspection: 314357443 Open: 08/10/2010 SIC: 3432 Bootz Industries Employee was operating forklift when he hit a curb and the forklift overturned and employee was pinned up under lift. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314357443 John Fugate 49 M Fatality Other Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200263986 - Struck By Accident 200263986 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 07/30/2010 Inspection: 314528415 Open: 07/30/2010 SIC: 1522 Nagera Construction The victim was operating a Genie extensible boom rough terrain forklift to set prefabricated trusses for a two story apartment complex. The victim, who was not wearing a seat belt, transited horizontally across a slope that was approximately 35 degrees from horizontal, with the boom extended approximately 42 feet and elevated approximately 30 degrees. The corner of the truss the victim was transporting struck the hill side. The victim simultaneously attempted to raise the boom and turned the forklift up the slope. The forklift overturned pinning the victim beneath the roll over protective structure where he received fatal injuries. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314528415 Juan Coronado 21 M Fatality Other FallDist: 05 FatCause: Exterior carpentry -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200375194 - Caught in or Between Accident 200375194 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/09/2010 Inspection: 314691023 Open: 07/20/2010 SIC: 9199 City of Lancaster - Public Safety The injured employee was on a forklift for which he had not been trained how to operate. He was moving tables and other equipment with this left.He was not wearing a seatbelt while operating the forklift. He started down the hill and lost control.As the forklift was preceeding downhill it hit a rough area which cause the forklift to tilt on it's side and turnover. As the forklift was turning over, the employee attempted to ride it down but the side bar on the left side landed on his ankles. He received fractures to both legs and ankles as well as a severe back injury. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314691023 Rhett Stuart 45 M Hospitalized Bruise/Contus/Abras Firefighting Occupations -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201509833 - Forklift Rollover Accident 201509833 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 05/06/2010 Inspection: 312359672 Open: 05/06/2010 SIC: 1541 Cahill Contractors, Inc On the day of the accident, the accident victim was assigned to help support the work activities of a Schetter Electric employee, EE #2. The scope of work was to install three lamp posts onto three separate concrete lamp bases. The accident victim, EE#1, was to help carry the lamp posts to these locations using a rough terrain forklift, SkyTrak Model #3606. After successfully installing the first lamp post, the work proceeded to install the second lamp post. The lamp post was attached to the forklift forks using a sling. The accident victim proceeded to drive around the left (east) side of the tanks. At this point, EE#2 measured one of the potential paths and determined that the forklift could not fit between a discharge piping vault and the old water tank. The accident victim proceeded to drive the forklift west of the discharge piping vault between this vault and the fence. EE#2 held a twine attached to the lamp post (which was attached to the forklift forks) to help steady the lamp post and prevent any swinging. This path traversed a slope measured by the employer to be approximately 20.6 degrees. The slope measured by the Division during the inspection was approximately 27 degrees. When the forklift was exposed to this slope, it tipped over on its left side. While it was rolling over the accident victim's leg came out of the forklift cage and was crushed, resulting in a below knee amputation. The accident occurred at approximately 9:10 am. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 1 10 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312359672 Raul Fajardo 36 M Hospitalized Amputation Construction Laborers FallDist: 05 FatCause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201956075 - Forklift Moving Machine Tipped Over Pinning Employee. Accident 201956075 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 04/28/2010 Inspection: 314456013 Open: 04/29/2010 SIC: 2821 Americas Styrenics, Llc A forklift operator was using a 5000lb rated load capacity sit down forklift to move a portable top-heavy pelletizer machine unit on a table with casters, weighing approximately 9600lbs from the production facility to the maintenance building (approximately 50-100 ft) to replace the cutter on the pelletizer unit. While in the process of moving the pelletizer on the forks of the forklift, the front casters of the pelletizer unit got caught on the expansion joint between the outside concrete pad and inside maintenance floor and the legs collapsed and caused the pelletizer to tip over on its side. The other employee who was located on the left side of the pelletizer about to help guide, straighten the casters of the pelletizer to ensure it went straight into the building was struck by the tipped pelletizer and was pinned by the pelletizer unit on the ground. Employee sustained a fracture to his right shoulder and right arm. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314456013 Bodmer, Ronald 50 M Hospitalized Fracture Machinery Maintenance Occupations -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 170667281 - Employee's Leg Is Amputated When Forklift Overturns Accident 170667281 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 03/24/2010 Inspection: 123191017 Open: 03/29/2010 SIC: 3089 Plastic Design International, Inc. On March 24, 2010, Employee #1 was operating a Clark forklift down a driveway. The forklift overturned, pinning Employee #1 under the forklift. Employee #1 sustained partial amputation to his left leg and multiple unspecified fractures. Employee #1 was hospitalized. Review: Keywords: amputated,industrial truck,ind trk operator,leg,fracture,overturn,pinned, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 123191017 Khalid Boulmam 32 M Hospitalized Amputation Supervisors, Material Moving Equipment Operators
  • Accident 202612560 - Pinched Finger Between Forklift Blades Accident 202612560 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 12/20/2010 Inspection: 314793456 Open: 12/23/2010 SIC: 3711 Nummi On December 23, 2010, an employee of NUMMI was dismantling an automobile scissor lift from a pit, using a sling attached to a forklift blades, the load shifted and pinched his finger in between forklift blades. The accident was reported to San Jose/Fremont district office of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health by the employer's Safety and Industrial Hygiene Staff Specialist. At the time of the accident, the employee was working alone inside a building. He was using a forklift and a sling to lift an automobile scissor lift from a 6 inches depth pit. One end of sling was attached to the two fork blades and the other end was bound up to the scissor lift. While he was lowering the load it shifted and the sling pulled the forks together pinching the tip of employee's left middle finger. A co-worker drove him to the hospital and the injured was released the next day. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation 1 314793456 Bill Choate 53 M Hospitalized Amputation -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202586541 - Piece of Granite Fell on Ee's Leg Accident 202586541 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 12/15/2010 Inspection: 312362338 Open: 12/22/2010 SIC: 1741 Kingway Construction Supplies, Inc. On 12/15/2010 at 10:02 am, an employee, EE#1 was instructed to put a lifting metal clamp on a stone slab on a fixed A-framed shelf with wood wedges and the slab would be moved by a forklift operated by another employee. EE#1 was struck by a stone slab of 36" high x 96" long x 3/4" thick, estimated weight about 50 lb., on his leg while he was manually pulling a piece of the stone slab away from other slabs on a fixed A-framed shelf instead placing a metal clamp lifting by a forklift. The injured pulled the slab to pass the center of gravity point of the slab and fell over on him. The victim sustained a fractured left leg. EE#1 was admitted on 12/15/2010 at 10:02 am treated and discharged at 03:00 pm on 12/25/2010 from Valley Care Medical Center, Pleasanton. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Other building Other Under $50,000 1 10 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312362338 Bin Lin 50 M Hospitalized Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202457131 - Laceration Accident 202457131 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 12/08/2010 Inspection: 313383606 Open: 12/10/2010 SIC: 3211 Jasan Fabricated Glass Inc On December 8, 2010 at approximately 4:27 pm, fire department reported an accident that occurred on the same day, December 8, 2010 at approximately 11:02 AM. The employer reported the accident the following day December 9, 2011 at approximately 1:40 PM. Jasan Fabricated Glass is a fabricator and supplier of glass for builders. At the time of the accident, Jasan received a shipment of 6 wooden crates containing sheet glass delivered by a trucking company. The crates were approximately 12 foot and 4 inches wide, 8 foot and 4 inches high, and 7 inches thick, weighing a total of about 4,375 lbs. Jasan Fabricated Glass is responsible for unloading these crates from the delivery glass. Jasan unloads the crates using: Toyota Forklift, model no. , 7FGCU70, serial no 60676 Caldwell front end attachment, model no. FS60 4 leg bridle containing a master link with (2) 1/2 inch wire rope cables with 5/16 alloy hooks, 2 chains While standing on the truck bed, the (E1) rigs the wooden crates have 2 wooden blocks on each side, each about 1.5 inch thick. The load is rigged on each side by placing wire rope sling under the blocks and hooking it onto the chain. The helper then gives a signal to the forklift driver to lift. Crates were successfully unloaded in this manner except for the last one. According to (E1), the last crate was leaning on the rack at an angle. He stated that he was in the process of untangling the slings and did not have a chance to rig the last crate when he saw it falling towards him and he then jumped off the truck bed. (E2) offers a different account. (E2) stated that he received a signal to lift and he was only able to lift it a few inches when he heard a snap. He thinks that the metal banding around the body of the crate broke and the load fell. The employer provided the Division a video and it appears that (E1) was not able to rig and it fell around the same time the forklift was lifted. (E1) was taken to hospital via ambulance and hospitalized about 3.5 months due to various injuries to the his shoulders and back. A serious accident related citation will be issued for unsecured loads. T8 CCR 3704. Securing Loads. All loads shall be secured against dangerous displacement either by proper piling or other securing means. On the date of the accident, December 8, 2010, employees were in the process of unloading wooden crates containing sheets of glass from the delivery truck. Employees unloaded the crates using a forklift with a front end attachment and a four leg bridle sling. During the unloading process, the loads were not secured against displacement. The employer did not apply any means to secure the remaining glass sheets as they progressively unloaded. The employee who was in charge of rigging load was struck and crushed when the load fell from the truck and onto the employee. He was hospitalized for about 2 months due to various injuries. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313383606 Reynaldo De Paz 40 M Hospitalized Other Laborers, Except Construction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201283355 - Ee Crushed By Rough Terrain Forklift Accident 201283355 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 11/04/2010 Inspection: 314206236 Open: 11/04/2010 SIC: 1771 Integral Rebar Forklift operator used choker sling to rig approximately 3000 lbs. of rebar with telescoping boom rough terrain forklift. Sling was placed on right fork of forklift and boom extended approximately 30' and was lowering into 14' deep excavated area. Boom failed, tipping forklift onto Integral Rebar company owner, Johnny Brown, fatally crushing him under the forklift. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 30 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314206236 Johnny Brown 57 M Fatality Other FallDist: 05 Cause: Forming FatCause: Forming -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201185618 - Fall From Stage Accident 201185618 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 10/14/2010 Inspection: 312690621 Open: 10/14/2010 SIC: 7929 Another Planet Entertainment, Llc On 10-14-10, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were working for Another Planet Entertainment, LLC as a cameraman and stagehand riggers respectively located at the Avenue of the Palms and 9th Street on Treasure Island, San Francisco. The incident was reported by the San Francisco Fire Dept and two other companies. Cal/OSHA Engineers, Army Lum and Michael Sahlin conducted an investigation on 10-14-10. The employer was an entertainment promoter and was in charge of a music festival for this event. The employees were helping another company to erect and set-up a mobile stage in the park. The mobile stage was designed and engineered to be contained within a semi-truck. Its sections would unfold and the various components would be attached onto the roof and other parts of the stage. Once the components were attached, the roof would be raised. The roof is supported by two telescoping towers located on opposite sides and trusses were attached on each of the four corners of the roof. Employee #1 was helping to construct a video wall prior to starting his shift. Employees #2 and #3 were doing rigging work on the stage. At approximately 1430, the roof dropped a few feet. Both towers were tilted to one side. The employees on the stage jumped off at the sound of the collapse. The roof was held in place by one of the trusses that was driven through the stage floor and into the ground. The roof structure was later held in position and supported by a rough terrain forklift. Employee #1 fractured his left ankle, sprained his right knee, and was hospitalized a little over 2 days in St Francis Hospital. Employee #2 bruised the right side of his calf. Employee #3 sprained both knees, primarily his right knee. Employees #2 and #3 were taken to Kaiser Hospital and were released after a few hours. During the course of the investigation, the promoter, operator, co- worker, Employees #1, #2 & 3 were interviewed. There were no serious accident-related violations cited. The collapse was unforeseen. The operator at the time was trained and experienced. The mobile stage was annually inspected in addition to the company's periodic inspection. There were several bolts that had come loose. The Division had recovered and kept one in their possession. The cause for the collapse cannot be determined if it was due to human error and/or metal fatigue. The insurance company had contracted an independent consultant to conduct an investigation and determine the cause of the collapse. No other violations were cited. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312690621 Anthony Perez 46 M Hospitalized Fracture Photographers 2 312690621 Chris Regan 39 M Hospitalized Bruise/Contus/Abras Production Helpers 3 312690621 John Rigney 53 M Hospitalized Bruise/Contus/Abras Production Helpers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202552493 - Fell 12-14 Feet to Below Floor Accident 202552493 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/27/2010 Inspection: 313167579 Open: 10/05/2010 SIC: 1711 Plumbing, Piping and Construction Inc This accident occurred on 9-27-10 and the employer reported it to DOSH on 9-27-10. This employer is engaged in the commercial and residential plumbing installation and repair operations. Employee #1 and three other workers were in the process of lowering two 400- gallon commercial water heaters into a basement. They had just uncovered an access hole in the concrete floor at the ground level. This rectangular cover for the access hole measured 7'X6' and was made of concrete. They had lifted this concrete cover using a forklift. The two water heaters were sitting at the ground level near this hole and they were in the process of rigging one of them in order to lower it into the basement using a forklift. As employee #1 was looking at the rigging, he fell through the floor opening 10'-6" down to the concrete floor in the basement. Employee #1 suffered compound fractures to his right leg and right wrist. He was treated and hospitalized for about five weeks. Employee #1 was not a contract employee. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313167579 Harley Roberts 58 M Hospitalized Fracture Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters FallDist: 20 FallHt: 10 Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other) FatCause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202552568 - Granite Slabs Fell on Ee's Leg Accident 202552568 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/23/2010 Inspection: 313167793 Open: 10/21/2010 SIC: 5032 Parsoda Usa Inc Dba Pacifica Wholesale Tile & Ston On September 23, 2010 the fire department called the Division to report a serious incident that occurred the same day. The employer is involved in wholesale sales of tile and granite slabs. The slabs, usually 12, are bundled and held together within a wooden frame. A wooden frame, similar to the one involved in the incident, was measured at 109 inches wide and 53.5 inches tall and 10 inches deep. The truck was backed up to the ramp of the warehouse and Employee #1 was assigned to unload the truck. Employee #2 was using a forklift manufactured by Johhson Hyster, s/n 802 ADO 5459. Employee #1 had secured a slab using a polyester sling manufactured by Lift All. The sling was 18 ft long and 2 inches wide. Its capacity was 12, 800 lbs and therefore not overloaded. Employee #1 indicated that the sling was in good condition. Employee #2 lifted a load using the Johnson forklift. Employee #1 was nearing the load when the strap came loose and the load hit his foot and scraped his shin. Employee suffered a fractured bone in his foot. The strap was not damaged in the incident but came loose since it was not properly secured. Employee #1 was hospitalized 3 days receiving stitiches, a cast and pain medication. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313167793 Juan Ruiz 31 M Hospitalized Fracture Laborers, Except Construction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201925245 - Struck By Broken Pallet and Tool. Accident 201925245 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 09/08/2010 Inspection: 312924400 Open: 09/14/2010 SIC: 5084 Seaboard International Inc. On or about 11:00 AM on September 8, 2010, employee #1 acting as an outside spotter was assisting unloading a container as part of a 4 man crew. A forklift, tooling and slings were used to drag the approximately 4200 lb double stacked and banded crates across the container floor to the rear doors and edge where it was to be removed by the forklift. Employee #2 operated the forklift. Employees #3 and #4 were positioned inside the container to assist moving the crates and attaching a pallet puller tool to the bottom stringer of the crates to be moved. The double stacked and banded crates were positioned with the stringers perpendicular to the rear doors. One end of the approximately 30' of slings was placed over the right vertical fork of the forklift and the other end where the tool was attached to the 4"X4" stringer at the bottom of the crates. Employee #2 operated the forklift in reverse dragging the crate to the rear when it began to twist. The crate caught on hardware left on the floor from bracing that secured the load during transport. The tooling broke the bottom wood crate stringer propelling the tool and wood stringer aft and outside the container striking employee #1. He was taken to the hospital where he died on September 14, 2010 at approximately 12:25 AM. No other employees were injured. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312924400 Jose Ruben Flores 55 M Fatality Fracture Traffic, Shipping and Receiving Clerks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201381266 - Crushed By Falling Auto Accident 201381266 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 08/31/2010 Inspection: 314674052 Open: 08/31/2010 SIC: 5015 Beji, Llc On August 31, 2010, at approximately 9:25 AM, employee #1 and employee #2, while working at this auto dismantling/salvage yard, were standing underneath an elevated automobile removing parts. A Komatsu forklift was used to elevate the automobile. The automobile was elevated approximately 4 to 5 feet high. The forks were inserted through the front windshield. The vehicle fell on Employee #1 and Employee #2. Employee #1 received fatal injuries. Employee #2 received a broken left leg, bruised ribs, bruised back and abrasions to his back and head for which he was hospitalized. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314674052 Luis Gonzalez 40 M Fatality Concussion 2 314674052 Alfonso Vidal 43 M Hospitalized Concussion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201354073 - Crushed By Crash Cushion on Attenuator Truck Accident 201354073 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 08/10/2010 Inspection: 313878167 Open: 08/10/2010 SIC: 3799 Acme Barricades, L.C. The deceased and another employee were working on the Scorpion 10,000 Truck Mounted Attenuator, Model C-TL3 which is also known as a crash cushion. The crash cushion was mounted on a 1991 GMC Top Kick work truck. The truck and crash cushion were called an attenuator truck. The crash cushion was a traffic warning and safety device. The attenuator truck had been returned to the employer from a person who had rented it. The person notified the employer that the crash cushion could not be powered up to its upright storage position, and that he had to use a forklift to lift the crash cushion to its upright position. The crash cushion was secured in the upright position with safety straps. The attenuator truck was scheduled to go to another site, and the deceased and the other employee were trying to solve the problem with the crash cushion. They undid the safety straps, and tried to use the controls to power down the crash cushion, but it did not go down. The other employee was in the front of the truck to look at the battery box cables. The deceased went to the shop to get a slider board and jumper wire. When he returned to the truck, he slid under the crash cushion. Due to the location of the jumper wire and the troubleshooting description in the crash cushion manual, the deceased most likely attached one end of the jumper wire to the copper bus bar, and the other end to the electrical solenoid. At this point, this troubleshooting procedure possibly caused the hydraulic pressure to be released, and nothing was in place to hold the crash cushion in its upright position, and the crash cushion fell onto the deceased. The crash cushion crushed the deceased's head against the pavement and the rear of the truck, resulting in multiple skull fractures and lacerations. The cause of death was due to blunt trauma of the head. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313878167 Patrick Johnson 42 M Fatality Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202469086 - Crushed Finger Tip Accident 202469086 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/21/2010 Inspection: 314822222 Open: 09/20/2010 SIC: 3089 C & G Plastics Inc Dba C&G Mercury Plastics C & G Plastics dba C&G Mercury Plastics On 7/21/2010, the Division was notified of an industrial accident that occurred at the employer's worksite by the employer. The employer notified the Division in a timely manner. C&G Mercury Plastics manufacturers different plastic components for many industries but mostly aircraft parts by the process of injection moulding. The victim involved in the accident was asked by the forklift operator to assist him in the hoisting of a large die that goes into the injection moulding machine. The employer was using a chain sling with attached hooks at each end. The employer screws in an eyebold in the center of the die and screws another eye bolt in the fork. Each chain hook is attached to the eye bolts. The victim was holding the hook and chain on the eye bolt on the die as it was being raised so that the hook would not come loose. The forklift operator asked the assistent to give him the "lift" sign to commence lifting. This sign was given and as the forks were being lifted, the victim had not noticed that his right ring finger was in a pinch point between the outer surface of the hook and the chain. As the forks were being raised, tension was being applied to the loose chain. When full tension was achieved, the chain straighted and came inward towards the hook, crushing the finger tip of the finger. The victim had performed this operation hundreds of times without incident. He has been with the company 13 years. The employer could not have known of the existence of the violation. The employee was taken to the hospital and was treated and released the same day. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314822222 Raul Martinez 36 M Hospitalized Amputation Supervisors; Handlers,Equip-Cleaners,Laborers Nec -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200452639 - Employee's Head Crushed Accident 200452639 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 05/24/2010 Inspection: 314427303 Open: 05/21/2010 SIC: 2421 Mdlg, Inc. Dba Phenix Lumber Co. The employee was injured on 18 May 2010 while engaged in the removal and replacement of and electric motor in the Planer Mill at the facility. The motor was being hoisted into position by forklift with a hoisting bar attached to the forks. As the motor and the hoisting bar was being maneuvered into position to mount the electric motor on its base, the hoisting bar became obstructed by nearby support structured. When the hoisting bar broke free from the obstruction, the bar and motor abruptly jumped in an upward direction crushing the employees head between the hoisted motor and the nearby support structures. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314427303 Charles Mercer 57 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201639192 - Forklift Operator Is Injured When Boom Separates From Truck Accident 201639192 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 04/21/2010 Inspection: 314431651 Open: 04/22/2010 SIC: 8222 Mt Hood Community College On April 21, 2010, Employee #1, of Mount Hood Community College, was using a forklift to deconstruct and recycle materials from a small structure. While using the Sellick All-terrain forklift (Model Number S-80), the forks were raised approximately 25 feet. The boom tipped forward and separated from the lift truck. The truck tipped forward then fell back to the pavement. Employee #1 was using the seatbelt and was treated for injuries to this head, neck and shoulders. Review: I Keywords: industrial truck,boom,contusion,head,shoulder,neck, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314431651 Larry Grove 62 M Non Hospitalized Strain/Sprain Occupation Not Reported -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200556058 - A Accident 200556058 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 04/12/2010 Inspection: 313030025 Open: 04/13/2010 SIC: 1381 Unit Texas Drilling Llc Employee #1 was acting as a spotter for the air hoist operator during the rig down process. The air hoist line was being used to support the end of the flow line that had been disconnected from the bottom of the rig. A rough terrain forklift was being used to support the other end of the flow line. As the air hoist was lowering the flow line, the headache ball on the air hoist cable slid down the outside of the handrail on the drilling rig striking employee #1 in the head causing the fatality Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313030025 Jeremy Towell 26 M Fatality Other
  • There have been fatalities when standup type fork trucks crush the operator under a rack cross bar as seen in the photo on the right. Material suggesting a safety and health hazard alert bulletin (SHIB). Guarding made by the lift truck manufacturer is available to prevent this hazard. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201494770 - Impaled By Metal Rod Accident 201494770 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/08/2010 Inspection: 315068494 Open: 02/17/2011 SIC: 0139 Grimmway Farms On 12/8/10 a 53 year old male employee (EE) from Grimmway Farms, Inc. sustained a serious injury while operating a forklift. The employee was operating a Toyota forklift and traveling east to the chlorine inventory area to retrieve an empty one ton tank. The forklift struck a swing arm gate which had been left unpinned and opened. The swing arm gate had rotated to an open position pointing and was to the west. As the forklift operator approached the tank inventory area, the swing arm gate struck the forklift on the left side metal backrest and continued onward penetrating the employee's lower abdomen. The gate approximately twenty feet in length with a one inch diameter passed through the EE and the operator's seat approximately ten feet. The Cal/OSHA Fresno District Office was notified by the Safety Supervisor from Grimmway Farms on 12/8/10 at 1030 am. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315068494 Fernando Sanchez 57 M Hospitalized Puncture Laborers, Except Construction Accident 200358968 - Crushed By Accident 200358968 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/02/2010 Inspection: 314872888 Open: 12/02/2010 SIC: 4731 Lms Intellibound, Inc The victim was operating a stand-up type reach-rider high-lift truck in reverse when he struck an empty wooden pallet positioned on the forks of an unmanned reach-rider truck. The victim contacted the pallet with his upper chest and the force lifted him off the deck of the operator's position and crushed him against the vertical boom of the lift. Based on the preliminary investigation, supported by a Food Lion security video of the same operation at another dock in the same facility, the victim had likely been operating both forklifts in the performance of his daily job. The victim's primary job was to break product pallets down to specific numbers of boxes per pallet. To do this quickly, and with the least physical effort, the operator places a pallet load of product on the floor. He then positions another forklift on the opposite side of the product stack with an empty pallet level with the product to be transferred. The operator then returns to the original forklift and pushes the required amount of product off the original pallet onto the empty pallet held on the unmanned forklift. The transferred product is then ready for delivery to various storage locations in the facility. The empty pallet had been elevated to approximately 60-inches above the floor and left in that position for unknown reasons. The employee had completed training on this and other forklift equipment less than 15 days before to the accident. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314872888 Jerry Lee Robinson 36 M Fatality Other Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201494655 - Foot Injured By Pallet Accident 201494655 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/08/2010 Inspection: 315068338 Open: 02/03/2011 SIC: 4231 Kenco Logistic Services On 10/08/2010 an employee of Kenco Logistic Services with a warehouse in Fresno, CA received a serious injury when his left toe was severed while he was operating a Raymond model EZ 36 volt forklift. The EE was turning the standup lift truck next to a loaded pallet while his foot was outside the confines of the truck. The Fresno City Fire Department responded at the site after a call was made to emergency services by the ER. The DOSH Fresno District Office was notified and an investigation was conducted. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315068338 Peter Maldonado 44 M Non Hospitalized Amputation Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators Accident 202520730 - Rack Fell on Ee Accident 202520730 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/02/2010 Inspection: 312580921 Open: 12/02/2010 SIC: 7549 Profleet, Inc. An employee was assembling a tire rack. The employee was on the second tier, about 7.5 inches high. A forklift hit the rack and knoked it over. The employee fell into a 4' 6inch deep service pit, for a total of about 12 ft. The employee suffered broken ribs and bruises and was hospitalized for 5 days. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312580921 Chin Khen 30 M Hospitalized Fracture Automobile Mechanics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200644888 - Employee Was Crushed Btwn Forklift and Barricade Accident 200644888 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 09/20/2010 Inspection: 314927690 Open: 09/21/2010 SIC: 5141 Dot Foods, Inc. Employee #1 was operating a narrow aisle forklift to: place palletized product into storage locations on pallet racking, relocate the product to picking locations, and pick pallet size orders placing them at the loading docks. Employee #1 had just placed order tags on pallets on the cooler side dock and was going to the dry side loading dock. As employee #1 approached the the automatic door between the docks, the forklift turned to the right quickly and Employee #1 was either ejected or stepped from the still moving forklift; he went against the door barricade and was momentarily caught between the still moving forklift and the stationary barricade. The forklift bounced off the barricade and struck a loaded pallet; it came to rest partially on the pallet. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314927690 Jason Chastain 36 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202520318 - Drove Forklift Into A Pole Hit Head on Steering Wheel Accident 202520318 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/19/2010 Inspection: 312580079 Open: 09/01/2010 SIC: 3089 Scholle Packaging, Inc. On 08/19/10 at approximately 1600 hours, EE#1 was driving a Yale forklift with their prescription eyewear fell. EE#! looked down for a second to adjust their glasses and struck a building support pole, resulting in laceration injury to the forehead. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312580079 Michael Anderson 59 M Non Hospitalized Cut/Laceration Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201075686 - Ee Blacked Out While Driving Forklift, Crashed, Broke Leg Accident 201075686 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 08/17/2010 Inspection: 312684129 Open: 08/30/2010 SIC: 3089 Costco Wholesale Industries On Wednesday, 08/18/10 & 2:15 PM the Division received a call from the ER's representative stating that a serious injury had occurred to a regular full time EE while he was driving a forklift and he blacked out and hit a storage rack and broke his L leg on 08/17/10 & 10:30 am. The injured EE was taken to UCSD Hillcrest where he got surgery. The address where incident happened was at 1001 West 19th Street in National City, CA. The Division opened with the ER on 08/30/10 & 10:21 am. The ER, Costco Wholesale Industries is a retail warehouse club that was founded in 1983 it has over 593 locations worldwide. This particular site has 150 full time, regular EE's. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312684129 Victoriano Lleneras 44 M Hospitalized Fracture Truck Drivers, Light -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202626032 - Arm/Hand Crushed Btw Rack/Forklift Accident 202626032 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/24/2010 Inspection: 313510083 Open: 08/03/2010 SIC: 5065 American Power Conversion Corp This was not a serious injury accident. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313510083 Daniel Gutierrez 19 M Non Hospitalized Bruise/Contus/Abras Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200083772 - Forklift Accident Accident 200083772 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 05/25/2010 Inspection: 314398959 Open: 05/25/2010 SIC: 7389 Pitney Bowes Presort Services, Inc. An employee was driving a stand up forklift backward when he crashed into a 4' concrete barrier column. The employee injured his foot. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314398959 Osvald Simil 43 M Hospitalized Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202530333 - Fractured Shin Accident 202530333 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 04/19/2010 Inspection: 313640385 Open: 07/09/2010 SIC: 7363 Diamond Staffing Inc. The accident occurred on April 19, 2010 and it was reported to the Division the next day. Employer is a primary employer and employee no. 1 was sent to work at a warehouse. Employee no. 1, a forklift operator, was in the process of picking up items from a rack, using an orange colored, electric stand-up Toyota Forklift, Model No. 7EFU23 with Serial No. 32896. As he turned to back out the forklift, he saw some papers on the forklift that were falling. Employee no. 1 reached out to grab them to keep them from falling. As he grabbed the papers, his left leg automatically raised itself backwards and up, outside the frame of the forklift. Simultaneously, the forklift steered backwards, pinching his outstretched left leg, in the shin, between the rack and the forklift, causing it to fracture. Employee no. 1 also slammed his back into the lowermost shelf on the rack as he travelled backwards. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313640385 Diamond Staffing 34 M Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202456489 - Jumped Off Forklift Accident 202456489 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 04/15/2010 Inspection: 313380990 Open: 04/23/2010 SIC: 5621 Lovin' Enterprises, Inc. Dba Dreamgirl Internation On 4/15/10, at approximately 7:00 PM, a warehouse stocker suffered a serious injury to his left ankle when it was crushed between a wall and the stand-up forklift he was operating. The Division was notified of the accident on 4/16/10 at approximately 3:54 PM by Fernando Garcia, and initiated an inspection on 4/23/10. The employee was initially driven to a local clinic by a coworker, after which he was then transported to Los Angeles County-USC General Hospital by the paramedics after they had been called. The injured employee sustained a broken left ankle and a large open wound with grossly visible bone, tendons, and vessels of his foot dorsum. The facility involved in the accident is a 95,000 feet-squared warehouse with an office area. The company employs 113 people and is involved in the design and distribution of lingerie. The injured employee had been working there since the start of his 12:00 PM shift operating a forklift and performing duties of a stocker, including transporting pallets loaded with boxes around the warehouse. At the time of the accident, he was performing a regularly assigned task of lifting a loaded pallet with a stand-up forklift. The injured employee lost control as he was backing up with the forklift and crashed into the warehouse wall. Equipment Information: Make: Raymond Model No.: 710R45TT Serial No.: 740-08-DB11186 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313380990 Clemente S Garcia 28 M Hospitalized Other Freight, Stock and Material Handlers, N.E.C. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201392040 - Forkklift Driver Is Killed in Crushing Accident Accident 201392040 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 01/05/2010 Inspection: 312009723 Open: 01/05/2010 SIC: 3496 Hi Lex Corp On January 5, 2010, a worker was retrieving reusable totes with a Crown Stand-up Forklift. After the totes were engaged on the forks, the worker backed-up the forklift. While the worker was backing up, his upper torso was outside the frame of the forklift. As the worker continued to backup, he was crushed and killed between the frame of the forklift and a stack of nearby totes. Review: I Keywords: industrial truck,mech mat handling,equipment operator,backing up,torso,crushed,caught between,struck against, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312009723 John Barlow 52 M Fatality Other Occupation Not Reported -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201509643 - Employee Injured in Forklift Accident Accident 201509643 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 02/17/2010 Inspection: 312359029 Open: 02/24/2010 SIC: 2653 Longview Fibre Paper & Packaging, Inc On February 17, 2010, Employee #1 was operating a forklift when he struck his head against the metal frame, while unloading a trailer. After first-aid treatment, Employee #1 refused to go to hospital and left for home. The following morning, Employee #1 requested medical attention for his head injury, and was transported to San Leandro Emergency Room for observation for 3 hours. Review: Keywords: industrial truck,head,emergency response,struck by, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312359029 Eugene Lemele 27 M Non Hospitalized Cut/Laceration Occupation Not Reported -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202519849 - Employee Crushes Foot When Caught Between Forklift and Rack Accident 202519849 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 02/04/2010 Inspection: 312577133 Open: 02/23/2010 SIC: 4225 Dollar Tree Stores Inc. On February 4, 2010, Employee #1, a standup forklift operator, was driving down an aisle when the lift controls stopped working. The lift rolled into the upright of the racking. Employee #1's left foot left the operator's compartment and was caught between the forklift and the racking upright. Employee #1 sustained a fracture to the left ankle and foot. Employee #1 underwent surgery and was hospitalized. Review: I Keywords: caught between,industrial truck,storage area,storage rack,crushed,fracture,ankle,foot,mech malfunction, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312577133 Maritza Maldonado 31 F Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201494770 - Impaled By Metal Rod Accident 201494770 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/08/2010 Inspection: 315068494 Open: 02/17/2011 SIC: 0139 Grimmway Farms On 12/8/10 a 53 year old male employee (EE) from Grimmway Farms, Inc. sustained a serious injury while operating a forklift. The employee was operating a Toyota forklift and traveling east to the chlorine inventory area to retrieve an empty one ton tank. The forklift struck a swing arm gate which had been left unpinned and opened. The swing arm gate had rotated to an open position pointing and was to the west. As the forklift operator approached the tank inventory area, the swing arm gate struck the forklift on the left side metal backrest and continued onward penetrating the employee's lower abdomen. The gate approximately twenty feet in length with a one inch diameter passed through the EE and the operator's seat approximately ten feet. The Cal/OSHA Fresno District Office was notified by the Safety Supervisor from Grimmway Farms on 12/8/10 at 1030 am. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315068494 Fernando Sanchez 57 M Hospitalized Puncture Laborers, Except Construction Accident 200358968 - Crushed By Accident 200358968 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/02/2010 Inspection: 314872888 Open: 12/02/2010 SIC: 4731 Lms Intellibound, Inc The victim was operating a stand-up type reach-rider high-lift truck in reverse when he struck an empty wooden pallet positioned on the forks of an unmanned reach-rider truck. The victim contacted the pallet with his upper chest and the force lifted him off the deck of the operator's position and crushed him against the vertical boom of the lift. Based on the preliminary investigation, supported by a Food Lion security video of the same operation at another dock in the same facility, the victim had likely been operating both forklifts in the performance of his daily job. The victim's primary job was to break product pallets down to specific numbers of boxes per pallet. To do this quickly, and with the least physical effort, the operator places a pallet load of product on the floor. He then positions another forklift on the opposite side of the product stack with an empty pallet level with the product to be transferred. The operator then returns to the original forklift and pushes the required amount of product off the original pallet onto the empty pallet held on the unmanned forklift. The transferred product is then ready for delivery to various storage locations in the facility. The empty pallet had been elevated to approximately 60-inches above the floor and left in that position for unknown reasons. The employee had completed training on this and other forklift equipment less than 15 days before to the accident. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314872888 Jerry Lee Robinson 36 M Fatality Other Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201494655 - Foot Injured By Pallet Accident 201494655 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 10/08/2010 Inspection: 315068338 Open: 02/03/2011 SIC: 4231 Kenco Logistic Services On 10/08/2010 an employee of Kenco Logistic Services with a warehouse in Fresno, CA received a serious injury when his left toe was severed while he was operating a Raymond model EZ 36 volt forklift. The EE was turning the standup lift truck next to a loaded pallet while his foot was outside the confines of the truck. The Fresno City Fire Department responded at the site after a call was made to emergency services by the ER. The DOSH Fresno District Office was notified and an investigation was conducted. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315068338 Peter Maldonado 44 M Non Hospitalized Amputation Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators Accident 202520730 - Rack Fell on Ee Accident 202520730 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/02/2010 Inspection: 312580921 Open: 12/02/2010 SIC: 7549 Profleet, Inc. An employee was assembling a tire rack. The employee was on the second tier, about 7.5 inches high. A forklift hit the rack and knoked it over. The employee fell into a 4' 6inch deep service pit, for a total of about 12 ft. The employee suffered broken ribs and bruises and was hospitalized for 5 days. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312580921 Chin Khen 30 M Hospitalized Fracture Automobile Mechanics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200644888 - Employee Was Crushed Btwn Forklift and Barricade Accident 200644888 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 09/20/2010 Inspection: 314927690 Open: 09/21/2010 SIC: 5141 Dot Foods, Inc. Employee #1 was operating a narrow aisle forklift to: place palletized product into storage locations on pallet racking, relocate the product to picking locations, and pick pallet size orders placing them at the loading docks. Employee #1 had just placed order tags on pallets on the cooler side dock and was going to the dry side loading dock. As employee #1 approached the the automatic door between the docks, the forklift turned to the right quickly and Employee #1 was either ejected or stepped from the still moving forklift; he went against the door barricade and was momentarily caught between the still moving forklift and the stationary barricade. The forklift bounced off the barricade and struck a loaded pallet; it came to rest partially on the pallet. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314927690 Jason Chastain 36 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202520318 - Drove Forklift Into A Pole Hit Head on Steering Wheel Accident 202520318 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 08/19/2010 Inspection: 312580079 Open: 09/01/2010 SIC: 3089 Scholle Packaging, Inc. On 08/19/10 at approximately 1600 hours, EE#1 was driving a Yale forklift with their prescription eyewear fell. EE#! looked down for a second to adjust their glasses and struck a building support pole, resulting in laceration injury to the forehead. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312580079 Michael Anderson 59 M Non Hospitalized Cut/Laceration Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201075686 - Ee Blacked Out While Driving Forklift, Crashed, Broke Leg Accident 201075686 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 08/17/2010 Inspection: 312684129 Open: 08/30/2010 SIC: 3089 Costco Wholesale Industries On Wednesday, 08/18/10 & 2:15 PM the Division received a call from the ER's representative stating that a serious injury had occurred to a regular full time EE while he was driving a forklift and he blacked out and hit a storage rack and broke his L leg on 08/17/10 & 10:30 am. The injured EE was taken to UCSD Hillcrest where he got surgery. The address where incident happened was at 1001 West 19th Street in National City, CA. The Division opened with the ER on 08/30/10 & 10:21 am. The ER, Costco Wholesale Industries is a retail warehouse club that was founded in 1983 it has over 593 locations worldwide. This particular site has 150 full time, regular EE's. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312684129 Victoriano Lleneras 44 M Hospitalized Fracture Truck Drivers, Light -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202626032 - Arm/Hand Crushed Btw Rack/Forklift Accident 202626032 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/24/2010 Inspection: 313510083 Open: 08/03/2010 SIC: 5065 American Power Conversion Corp This was not a serious injury accident. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313510083 Daniel Gutierrez 19 M Non Hospitalized Bruise/Contus/Abras Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200083772 - Forklift Accident Accident 200083772 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 05/25/2010 Inspection: 314398959 Open: 05/25/2010 SIC: 7389 Pitney Bowes Presort Services, Inc. An employee was driving a stand up forklift backward when he crashed into a 4' concrete barrier column. The employee injured his foot. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314398959 Osvald Simil 43 M Hospitalized Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202530333 - Fractured Shin Accident 202530333 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 04/19/2010 Inspection: 313640385 Open: 07/09/2010 SIC: 7363 Diamond Staffing Inc. The accident occurred on April 19, 2010 and it was reported to the Division the next day. Employer is a primary employer and employee no. 1 was sent to work at a warehouse. Employee no. 1, a forklift operator, was in the process of picking up items from a rack, using an orange colored, electric stand-up Toyota Forklift, Model No. 7EFU23 with Serial No. 32896. As he turned to back out the forklift, he saw some papers on the forklift that were falling. Employee no. 1 reached out to grab them to keep them from falling. As he grabbed the papers, his left leg automatically raised itself backwards and up, outside the frame of the forklift. Simultaneously, the forklift steered backwards, pinching his outstretched left leg, in the shin, between the rack and the forklift, causing it to fracture. Employee no. 1 also slammed his back into the lowermost shelf on the rack as he travelled backwards. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313640385 Diamond Staffing 34 M Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202456489 - Jumped Off Forklift Accident 202456489 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 04/15/2010 Inspection: 313380990 Open: 04/23/2010 SIC: 5621 Lovin' Enterprises, Inc. Dba Dreamgirl Internation On 4/15/10, at approximately 7:00 PM, a warehouse stocker suffered a serious injury to his left ankle when it was crushed between a wall and the stand-up forklift he was operating. The Division was notified of the accident on 4/16/10 at approximately 3:54 PM by Fernando Garcia, and initiated an inspection on 4/23/10. The employee was initially driven to a local clinic by a coworker, after which he was then transported to Los Angeles County-USC General Hospital by the paramedics after they had been called. The injured employee sustained a broken left ankle and a large open wound with grossly visible bone, tendons, and vessels of his foot dorsum. The facility involved in the accident is a 95,000 feet-squared warehouse with an office area. The company employs 113 people and is involved in the design and distribution of lingerie. The injured employee had been working there since the start of his 12:00 PM shift operating a forklift and performing duties of a stocker, including transporting pallets loaded with boxes around the warehouse. At the time of the accident, he was performing a regularly assigned task of lifting a loaded pallet with a stand-up forklift. The injured employee lost control as he was backing up with the forklift and crashed into the warehouse wall. Equipment Information: Make: Raymond Model No.: 710R45TT Serial No.: 740-08-DB11186 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313380990 Clemente S Garcia 28 M Hospitalized Other Freight, Stock and Material Handlers, N.E.C. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201392040 - Forkklift Driver Is Killed in Crushing Accident Accident 201392040 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 01/05/2010 Inspection: 312009723 Open: 01/05/2010 SIC: 3496 Hi Lex Corp On January 5, 2010, a worker was retrieving reusable totes with a Crown Stand-up Forklift. After the totes were engaged on the forks, the worker backed-up the forklift. While the worker was backing up, his upper torso was outside the frame of the forklift. As the worker continued to backup, he was crushed and killed between the frame of the forklift and a stack of nearby totes. Review: I Keywords: industrial truck,mech mat handling,equipment operator,backing up,torso,crushed,caught between,struck against, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312009723 John Barlow 52 M Fatality Other Occupation Not Reported -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201509643 - Employee Injured in Forklift Accident Accident 201509643 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 02/17/2010 Inspection: 312359029 Open: 02/24/2010 SIC: 2653 Longview Fibre Paper & Packaging, Inc On February 17, 2010, Employee #1 was operating a forklift when he struck his head against the metal frame, while unloading a trailer. After first-aid treatment, Employee #1 refused to go to hospital and left for home. The following morning, Employee #1 requested medical attention for his head injury, and was transported to San Leandro Emergency Room for observation for 3 hours. Review: Keywords: industrial truck,head,emergency response,struck by, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312359029 Eugene Lemele 27 M Non Hospitalized Cut/Laceration Occupation Not Reported -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202519849 - Employee Crushes Foot When Caught Between Forklift and Rack Accident 202519849 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 02/04/2010 Inspection: 312577133 Open: 02/23/2010 SIC: 4225 Dollar Tree Stores Inc. On February 4, 2010, Employee #1, a standup forklift operator, was driving down an aisle when the lift controls stopped working. The lift rolled into the upright of the racking. Employee #1's left foot left the operator's compartment and was caught between the forklift and the racking upright. Employee #1 sustained a fracture to the left ankle and foot. Employee #1 underwent surgery and was hospitalized. Review: I Keywords: caught between,industrial truck,storage area,storage rack,crushed,fracture,ankle,foot,mech malfunction, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312577133 Maritza Maldonado 31 F Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200264000 - Crane Tipped Over Accident 200264000 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 10/20/2010 Inspection: 314914359 Open: 10/21/2010 SIC: 1623 Roy Case Construction The victim was using a Pettibone hydraulic truck crane to lower a forklift into a sedimentation basin at a water treatment plant. When the victim attempted to lower the forklift, the crane tipped over pinning the victim against the concrete wall of the basin. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 1 12 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314914359 Roy Case 68 M Fatality Other FallDist: 05 FatCause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Connecting -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202368577 - Tractor Accident Accident 202368577 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 09/15/2010 Inspection: 314544008 Open: 09/16/2010 SIC: 9512 Parks & Recreation Commission The decedent was attempting to pull a forklift that was stuck in a grassy/muddy area a with a late 40's early 50s Farmall International Harvestor Tractor. A witness said when he attempted to move the tractor forward it went over backwards and landed on him. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314544008 Robert Arce 80 M Fatality Other
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202494118 - Fatality; the Load Fell Off A Truck Onto the Employee. Accident 202494118 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 06/25/2010 Inspection: 314635616 Open: 06/25/2010 SIC: 1791 Preferred Transit Aka Brinker Enterprises The truckdriver employed by Preferred Transit was struck by the load of 11 wall panels when the load tipped over and fell off the flatbed truck. The panels were standing vertical on the truck and were said to weigh 1200 lbs each (11 panels weights 13.2 thousand lb approx). Four employees and the truckdriver were preparing to unload the truck with a large skid steer forklift machine. According to the workers the truck driver went to undo the nylon straps that were holding the load and there was a loud snapping noise and the panels all tipped over and pinning the driver on the ground. The cause of the accident appears to be insufficient support of the load on the truck (insufficiently strong channel iron bracing). The panels were standing up on the truck bed which requires much more support (such as a rack) then if they were laid flat on the truck. They were not permitted to be laid flat because they extended too far over the truck body, making it unsafe for traffic. Several shop made steel stakes (channel iron) were stuck into holes in the sides of the truck bed. The stakes appear to have easily bent when the load was allowed to lean against them when the nylon straps were released. The OSHA investigation is ongoing. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Other heavy construction Maintenance or repair $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 12 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314635616 Richard Lang 60 M Fatality Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200212785 - Fall From Trailer & Struck By Pipes Accident 200212785 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 06/14/2010 Inspection: 314454679 Open: 06/15/2010 SIC: 1389 Select Energy Services Llc Dba Cactus Lease Svcs An oilfield construction was loading unused sections of steel pipeline onto a flatbed trailer and truck at a new oilfield compressor station. The crew was using a Caterpillar Wheel Loader rigged as a forklift. Employee #1 was standing up on the flatbed trailer, while two other employees watched. The trailer was equipped with no pipe stops and was parked, sloping to the side. The operator lowered the forks and three thirty foot long sections of pipe were dropped onto the trailer. The pipe tripped up Employee #1 who fell off the side of the trailer, and the heavy pipe followed him, fatally striking him in the torso and head. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314454679 Daniel Hernandez 19 M Fatality Concussion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201493467 - Employee's Fingers Crushed By Dump Bin Accident 201493467 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 02/15/2010 Inspection: 312914690 Open: 04/20/2010 SIC: 0723 Klink Citrus Association On February 15, 2010 at approximately 5:30 pm, Employee #1, an industrial truck operator with Klink Citrus Association, sustained a partial multiple finger amputation while in the course of his normal duties as a forklift operator. Employee #1 was emptying waste citrus product out of a tilt dumpster. After the dumpster was emptied, Employee #1 got off the forklift and manually pushed the dumpster back into the loading position. As the dumpster was rotating back, the employee's fingers were crushed between the dumpster and the fork rails of the dumpster. Review: Keywords: finger,laceration,truck,dumpster,crushed, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312914690 Teofilo Rodriguez 59 M Hospitalized Amputation Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201509874 - Crushed Hands/Wrist Accident 201509874 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 08/25/2010 Inspection: 312361249 Open: 08/26/2010 SIC: 7699 N A General Forklift, Inc On Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at approximately 1135 hours, EE#1 was finishing up the installation of a broken hydraulic fluid container on a Yale LP Forklift, Model GLC050, S/N N568604, owned and operated by U.C. Plastics Manufacturing, Inc. The incident took place at the customer's workplace located at 3202 Diablo Avenue in Hayward. Prior to the incident, on August 23, 2010, EE#1 and his supervisor went to meet with another EE#2 to assist in the repair of the forklift. On this day, the supervisor had leaned two pallets together to support the forks up while they removed the hydraulic fluid container. When EE#1 and EE#2 returned to the customer's site on August 25th to replace the fluid container, the forks were still raised and had the two pallets underneath the forks. After the installation, EE#2 left the site and EE#1 was left to finish up. EE#1 went to start up the engine but found some fluid leaking, stopped the engine and returned to the area beneath the forks and mast to investigate. While doing so, the forks and load guard came down and crushed EE#1's forearms and wrist. EE#1 suffered a fracture to the left clavicle, fracture to both arms and wrist, and a deep laceration to left arm. EE#1 was hospitalized for 9 days at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312361249 Zhong Huang 50 M Hospitalized Fracture Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201494564 - Hand Caught in Pinch Point: Pallet and Skid Accident 201494564 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 07/26/2010 Inspection: 312918592 Open: 11/16/2010 SIC: 1542 Pcl Industrial Services, Inc. On July 28, 2010, the Project Manager of PCL Industrial Services at the Chevron S2S Demonstration Plant (Project # 6210129) in Coalinga CA, notified the Division of an occupational injury which occurred July 26. As reported 23 year old male welder's helper (EE1) right hand was crushed between a seven foot wooden pallet loaded with metal pipe supports and a skid. EE1 and two co-workers (herein: EE2 and FO1) were unloading the pallets from a truck using a rough terrain forklift. EE2 was placing skid and acting as the safety observer on the left side to the forklift and EE1 was placing skid on the right side of the forklift. FO1 view of EE1 was obstructed by the boom of the forklift. FO1 pallet was staging the lowered it to allow placement of the skid, when another EE came up to EE2. EE became distracted and believes he heard EE1 say "alright", causing EE2 to signal FO1 it was safe to land the load. EE1 hand was not clear of the pinch created by the pallet and skid and was crushed. Proximate cause for the event was determined to be the distraction of the safety observer. ER was found to have a well devised health and safety plan encompassing, general, site specific and task specific procedures for hazard assessment, evaluation and communication/training. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Other heavy construction New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 200 Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312918592 Jerome Pruett 23 M Hospitalized Fracture Helpers, Construction Trades FallDist: 05 FatCause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200604668 - Crushed Under Forklift Whiler Servicing Accident 200604668 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 07/22/2010 Inspection: 314301144 Open: 07/22/2010 SIC: 7549 Dod Directorate of Logistics Employee was underneath a Hyster forklift truck model #H60XL-MIL, serial #A 177819 327 K engaged in removing the hydraulic cylinder from the upright assembly of the forklift truck. The front drive axle of the forklift truck was placed on jack stands. When employee removed the hydraulic cylinder, the removal of the cylinder caused a large change in the center of gravity and the forklift truck moved backwards coming off the jack stands, from under the vehicle, and crushed employee underneath the forklift truck. No additional blocks were placed under the counterweight or on the back wheels so that the truck can not fall backwards. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation 1 314301144 Rickey G. Taylor 57 M Fatality Concussion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200533610 - Ee #1 Amputated Right Pinky Finger Accident 200533610 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/09/2010 Inspection: 314779612 Open: 07/27/2010 SIC: 2869 Grain Processing Corporation On July 9, 2010 at approximately 1:13 PM Employee #1 was attempting to load a bag of starch on a Nissan 40 forklift using a Push Pull B style attachment. Employee #1 was at front of attachment trying to straighten slip sheet that was under the starch bag so it could be properly loaded. Employee #2 was standing next to the controls. It was believed that employee #2 hit the control causing the clamping mechanism on the Push Pull B to lower. This resulted in an amputation of Employee #1's right pinky finger. Employee #1 was sent to Trinity of Muscatine Hospital by ambulance. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314779612 Craig Hartman 29 M Hospitalized Amputation Laborers, Except Construction
  • Accident 202477154 - Left Big Toe Crushed/Caught By A Forklift Accident 202477154 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 12/11/2010 Inspection: 312665532 Open: 01/05/2011 SIC: 5182 Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc On December 11, 2010 at approximately 7:45 AM E1 was injured while working for Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc (SWSOA) at work location 13500 Foster Rd., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. The Division was notified by SWSOA in a timely manner. The accident occurred in the warehouse area where storage racks are housed and forklifts are utilized to move products. During the accident E1, W1, and W2 were attempting to upright 48 cases of vertically stacked bottled liquor on a pallet because it was leaning on the forklift's vertical mast. E1 was taken to Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital where he was treated for an amputated left big toe. On the date of the accident E1 was helping W2, a less experienced forklift operator. W2 had accidentally tipped and leaned into the vertical mast of the forklift, a 7-foot tall, shrink-wrapped stack of bottled liquor weighing approximately 2600 pounds. E1 and W2 each climbed on top of W2's forklift attempting to manually push the stack into an upright position, both unsuccessful. W1 came upon E1 and W2 shortly afterward and as a lead man/foreman in the warehouse began delegating work orders. W1 ordered W2 to operate the forklift while E1 was ordered to stay on top of the forklift pushing on the leaning stack. E1 was injured when the vertical mast of the forklift was lowered and his left foot was positioned between the vertical masts, thus shearing his left big toe. The cause of the accident is failure to follow forklift operation safety rules. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312665532 German Estrella 51 M Hospitalized Amputation -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202542270 - Crushed Right Foot Accident 202542270 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 12/08/2010 Inspection: 126070119 Open: 12/20/2010 SIC: 5113 Lucky B Inc Dba Super Secure Packaging Supplies An accident occurred at the employer's facility located at 650 E. 16th St. Los Angeles, CA. The accident which occurred on December 8, 2010 involved serious injury to a full-time permanent employee who was performing his normally assigned duties as a delivery driver for Super Secure. The employer did not report the accident to the Division. The Los Angeles Fire Department reported the accident to the Los Angeles District Office. The Division initiated the accident investigation on site on December 20, 2010. Super Secure is an employer that is engaged in sales of packaging, paper and janitorial supplies. The company's worksite consists of a warehouse and office areas. The injured male employee (V1) was performing his normally assigned duties as a driver for the warehouse operations on the day of his accident. He was waiting for M1 to use a Mitsubishi forklift (Serial No. AF81C- 00096) to load pallets of cardboard boxes into his truck for delivery. M1 went to pick up three pallets of cardboard boxes and the top pallet fell on the top of the forklift cage. V1 then got a Yale forklift (Serial No. A547613) to try and remove the pallet from the top of the cage, but was not able to remove the pallet. According to V1, M2 then came out of the office to help to remove the pallet. According to V1, he was lifted up on a pallet of boxes on the forks of the Mitsubishi forklift by M2. When he got to the level of the stuck pallet (approximately 3-4 ft. from the working level) he began to kick the pallet because it was somehow stuck in the mast of the forklift. As V1 was kicking the pallet, it broke and the mast suddenly lowered onto his right foot. According to V1, M2 was operating the forklift and lowered the mast further onto his foot. Contrary to V1's statement, according to M1 and M2, V1 climbed on top of the pallet that was on the forks by himself and tried to dislodge the pallet. According to statements by M1 and M2, they told him to get down. V1 was hospitalized and received surgery at California Hospital for 3 days for crush injuries to his right foot. According to interviews with V1 and M1, employees are frequently lifted on pallets on the forks of the forklifts to get access to the unguarded elevated storage area (i.e. 106 inches) above the offices. According to the president of the company, employees occasionally access this area for the storage of supplies. Also, V1 stated that he frequently drives the forklifts although he has not received forklift training from the company. The following citation will be issued to the employer: Regulatory: 342(a)- For failing to report the serious accident within 8 hours General: 3203(a)- For failing to establish an Injury and Illness Prevention Program General: 3210(a)- For unguarded elevated location General: 3657(a)- For employee elevated on the forks of a forklift General: 3668(a)(2)- For failing to train and certify forklift operators Serious Accident Related: 3650(t)(5)- For foot in sheer point of forklift Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 126070119 Roberto Sandoval 33 M Hospitalized Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201494432 - Struck By Pallet Accident 201494432 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 06/28/2010 Inspection: 120215637 Open: 12/14/2010 SIC: 7361 Today's Staffing Source, Inc. On 6-28-2010, Employee No.1 sustained a serious injury to his right thumb. The injury occurred in the warehouse of the secondary employer, which is located in Pixley, CA. Employee No.1 was taken to Fresno Community Hospital for treatment, which is located in Fresno, Ca. The incident was reported to Cal-OSHA on 6-28-2010 by the primary employer. The employer is a temporary labor service. Employee No.1 was assigned to stack pallets of bagged feed on top of each other with an empty pallet between the full pallets, to protect the top feed bags. Employee No.1 started to stack the full pallets. He positioned the bottom pallet with the forklift. He then elevated the top full pallet over the bottom pallet, he then positioned the empty pallet between the full pallets. He started to adjust the empty pallet so it would be even. He had his right hand on the pallet adjusting it and his left hand on the lower control of the forklift. He let the pallet down too quickly and the pallet caught his thumb, causing his injury. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 120215637 Lee Pena 24 M Non Hospitalized Amputation Stock Handlers and Baggers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201493939 - Injured Left Ring Finger Accident 201493939 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 05/20/2010 Inspection: 312917222 Open: 08/05/2010 SIC: 0723 Cabot Packing Llc On 05/20/10 at 2:30 pm, an employee of Cabot Packing, LLC sustained a hand injury while in the course of his normal assigned duties. The employee was in the process of repairing the top section of a forklift elevated work platform when his ring got caught on the angle iron frame as he jumped down. The employee received a left hand ring finger amputation and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center - Fresno for treatment. Cabot Packing, LLC notified the Cal/OSHA Fresno District off on 05/21/10 at 7:11 am. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312917222 Nicholas John Garza 24 M Non Hospitalized Amputation Miscellaneous Material Moving Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202551537 - Amputation of Right Leg Accident 202551537 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/19/2010 The Division was notified on 4/19/10 that an employee had suffered an amputation of his right leg below the knee earlier that day. Employer manufactures flavor and fragrance food additives. The injured employee is a full time, non-contracted worker who is a production worker. On the day of the accident, he and another worker were throwing broken pallets into a McClain E-Z pack horizontal compactor, model M4C, serial # 114244. One pallet hung on the edge of the compactor opening, and as the injured employee attempted to kick the pallet in to the compactor, his right foot was caught in the pallet where forklift forks would go. He fell back as the pallet dropped into the compactor, and the right leg was ripped off. Subsequent attempts to save the leg at a local hospital were not succesful. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313165094 Jonathan Kanyavong 18 M Hospitalized Amputation Production Helpers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202600268 - Employee Fingers Crushed With Forklift Accident 202600268 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 02/19/2010 Inspection: 314145764 Open: 02/24/2010 SIC: 3087 Bay Polymer Corporation At approximately 4:00 p.m. on February 19, 2010, Employee #1 and a co-worker, were attempting to remove a screw that runs through the a extruder machine. The screw became stuck, and they were in the process of using a Toyota forklift with the forks to push the screw back into the machine. The co-worker was operating the forklift and raised the forks to align horizontally with the screw while Employee #1 was standing next to the forklift directing the operator. Employee #1 placed his right hand on the right side of the forklift carriage for support, as the co-worker crushed Employee #1's fingers between the load rest and carriage. Review: Keywords: crushed,finger,industrial truck, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314145764 Tarsicio Ramirez 25 M Non Hospitalized Amputation Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201345519 - Explosion Accident 201345519 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 10/07/2010 Inspection: 314031097 Open: 10/12/2010 SIC: 2077 Darling International Inc. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on October 7, 2010, Employees #1 and #2 were cutting a 4 foot x 8 foot 3/8 inch thick sheet metal using a Hypertherm Powermax 1250 G3 series plasma cutter. The forks on a forklift were being used to lift and hold the sheet metal along with two 55 gallon empty hydraulic fluid drums placed under each end of the sheet metal. Employee #1 was using the plasma cutter directly over one of the drums when the drum exploded. Employee #1 suffered a broken finger and minor cuts and bruises. Employee #2 was standing nearby and suffered severe burns and was hospitalized and died on October 11, 2010. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314031097 Curtis Nicholson 48 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200626067 - Employee Burned Accident 200626067 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 08/13/2010 Inspection: 314650938 Open: 08/16/2010 SIC: 2752 World Color Usa Llc Employee was operating a forklift at the time of the accident. The employee positioned the forklift to remove a tote of scrap paper. The forklift struck an overhead pipe containing toluene. The employee and the forklift were dowsed in toluene. The employee pulled the equipment forward and then reverse the lift moving back under the stream of toluene. Once past the toluene stream, the employee stopped the equipment and climbed to a mezzanine to cut off the supply of toluene. The employee then remounted the forklift and drove to the locker rooms to access the shower. The toluene ignited from an unknown source prior to the employee leaving the lift seat. Both the employee and the lift were badly burned. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314650938 James Bruce Mitchell 61 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202252011 - Fire Accident 202252011 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 07/30/2010 Inspection: 314577768 Open: 08/04/2010 SIC: 2999 Advance Refining Concepts, Llc. Employees were transferring a refined version of ultra-low sulfur No. 2 diesel fuel from plastic totes to a fixed storage tank. The totes were raised over the tank with a forklift and the ultra- low sulfur No. 2 diesel was gravity fed into the fixed tank. The totes were not bonded during the process. A flash fire occurred with an unknown ignition source resulting in three employees receiving various degrees of burns. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314577768 Lkahui Niko 63 M Hospitalized Burn(Chemical) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202476974 - Burn W/ Radiator Water Accident 202476974 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 07/15/2010 Inspection: 312665615 Open: 01/07/2011 SIC: 5015 C&L Dismantler Incdbaaction Mini Truck Dismantling EE #1 of, C & L Dismantlers inc. dba Action Mini Truck Dismantling, suffered 2nd degree burns on his lower left back, when forklift radiator cap came off its position and hot water splashed on employee's back. He was driving a TOYOTA forklift in yard when the accident occurred. Employee, EE #1, was hospitalized one week in `El Monte Community Hospital' for medical treatment. Employer reported the accident to Cal/Osha within time frame, required by regulation. Cal/Osha West Covina Office initiated an inspection of the place on 01/07/11 with the employer at site. Employer, C & L Dismantlers Inc. dba action Mini Truck Dismantling, has been in auto dismantling and sale of auto used parts for about five years at location 2243-2247 Durfee Avenue,El Monte, California, and employed 3 employees on its payroll on inspection day. The injured, EE #1, was employed about four years as a dismantler and driver when accident occurred to him in backyard. At time of accident on 07/15/10 the injured, EE #1, was driving a TOYOTA forklift in yard when radiator cap came off the radiator hose and hot water splashed on his back resulting in 2nd degree burns to him. The injured, EE #1, was interviewed during inspection about his accident and obtained a written accident report from him which is maintained in case file. The radiator water hose and associated cap on forklift is located very near to the driver's seat, as observed during inspection on 01/07/11. It was also observed during inspection that radiator cap would not fit properly on the inlet hose and needed replacement. Consequently, employer was cited for not maintaing the forklift in safe running condition. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312665615 Michael Ybarra,Ee #1 31 M Hospitalized Burn/Scald(Heat) Driver-Sales Workers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202541207 - Leaking Propane Ignites Sending Two Workers to the Hospital Accident 202541207 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 01/04/2010 Inspection: 300872850 Open: 01/13/2010 SIC: 2671 Binder Tec At approximately 9:15 a.m. on January 4, 2010, two workers of Binder Tec, a packaging company, were burned when one of them tried to jump-start a forklift truck with a -portable battery pack. The workers were taken to Sentinels Hospital, and were released after a couple of hours. An investigation revealed that the accident may have been caused by a spark generated near the leaky tank on the propane-powered forklift. Review: I Keywords: leak,propane,tank,jump start,industrial truck,battery,spark,burn, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 300872850 Marisella Garcia 26 F Hospitalized Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation Not Reported 2 300872850 Ferman Mercado 46 M Hospitalized Burn(Chemical) Occupation Not Reported
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200264000 - Crane Tipped Over Accident 200264000 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 10/20/2010 Inspection: 314914359 Open: 10/21/2010 SIC: 1623 Roy Case Construction The victim was using a Pettibone hydraulic truck crane to lower a forklift into a sedimentation basin at a water treatment plant. When the victim attempted to lower the forklift, the crane tipped over pinning the victim against the concrete wall of the basin. End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 1 12 X Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314914359 Roy Case 68 M Fatality Other FallDist: 05 FatCause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Connecting -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202368577 - Tractor Accident Accident 202368577 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 09/15/2010 Inspection: 314544008 Open: 09/16/2010 SIC: 9512 Parks & Recreation Commission The decedent was attempting to pull a forklift that was stuck in a grassy/muddy area a with a late 40's early 50s Farmall International Harvestor Tractor. A witness said when he attempted to move the tractor forward it went over backwards and landed on him. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314544008 Robert Arce 80 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200644896 - Forklift Accident Accident 200644896 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 09/15/2010 Inspection: 314927666 Open: 09/17/2010 SIC: 5159 Lincoln County Farm Center Owner of Lincoln County Farm Center, Inc., was killed in a forklift accident on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 around 3:30 PM. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314927666 Billc. Matthews 64 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202626016 - Forklift Accident Accident 202626016 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/07/2010 Inspection: 313509382 Open: 06/28/2010 SIC: 4226 Veterinary Service Warehouse Non-serious injury Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313509382 Charlestyler Gawle 24 M Non Hospitalized Fracture Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202489852 - Employee Dies From Head Trauma Accident 202489852 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 02/18/2010 Inspection: 314428962 Open: 02/22/2010 SIC: 0241 Gary Pellandini Dba Gary Pellandini Dairy On February 18, 2010, Employee #1, a farm worker was found by a co-worker lying on the ground by a forklift with a squeeze attachment used to move bales of hay. Prior to the accident, the employee had been removing hay from the barn with the forklift and passed by the co-worker some 25 minutes before being found on the ground. Employee #1 was found very close to the forklift with his legs pointing away from the barn. Employee #1 sustained massive head trauma and passed away on February 20, 2010. Review: Keywords: industrial truck,emergency response,head,leg, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314428962 Joseph Andrade 48 M Fatality Fracture Farm Workers
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202626180 - Left Foot Smashed Btw Forklift/Angle Iron Accident 202626180 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/15/2010 Inspection: 313510091 Open: 08/03/2010 SIC: 4225 Kenco Logistic Services Llc On April 15, 2010, at or about 1130 hours, an employee (V1) sustained amputation of his left toes when he was going to park a "Hyster" stand-up fork lift (model E35HSD, serial #A219N02768D) in slot # 4 in the charging area to have his lunch break. The employer notified the serious injury very late on June 25, 2010, at 1310 hours. V1 was approximately 15-20 feet from slot # 4, when another fork lift operator who just parked his fork lift, went running and pulled the battery plug off the injured employee's fork lift which was still running. It killed power to the fork lift. V1 panicked and tried to stop it but it continued moving. His foot was out of the fork lift and got smashed between the angle-iron barrier of stall # 4 and the back frame of the fork lift causing serious injury. V1 worked as a full time regular employee for seven months. The employer is in the business of kitchen and bath products ditribution center. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313510091 Benjamin Diaz 20 M Hospitalized Amputation Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators
  • The holes are on the floor. The drop offs are the edge of the floor or platform the lift is working from.
  • It allow no writing. More than these items need to be inspected.
  • The loading information must be provided by the attachment manufacturer; it can also be calculated. Websites can do these calculations for you. See http:// www.rightline.com/calculator.html or http:// www.cascorp.com/info/capacitycalcintro for example. So, an employer can add to the extension of the forks, but the modifications must be approved by the manufacturer and the load rating must be recalculated.  
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202600151 - Employee's Foot Is Fractured By Metal Plate Accident 202600151 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 01/24/2010 Inspection: 313481897 Open: 01/26/2010 SIC: 3599 Cds Engineering, Inc. At approximately 12:10 p.m. on January 24, 2010, Employee #1 was a machinist. He was mounting a 44-in. wide by 46-in. long by 3.25-in. thick aluminum plate onto an Ikegai horizontal boring mill fixture. The plate weighed approximately 650 lbs. A coworker used a Toyota forklift with a Caldwell lift-truck boom attachment, with a hook and Lift All strap attached to a c-clamp to lift the load. Employee #1 was removing the c-clamp from the plate, when the plate slipped out of the clamp and fell onto his foot. He suffered multiple fractures to his foot. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment. Review: I Keywords: machine operator,metal sheet,industrial truck,fracture,foot,unsecured, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313481897 Teodulo Santiago 49 M Hospitalized Fracture Machinists -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202252086 - Employee Was Crushed Between Wine Press and Wall Accident 202252086 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 11/08/2010 Inspection: 314964552 Open: 11/08/2010 SIC: 2084 Tahoe Ridge Winery The employee was standing between the grape press and the wall of the building when the load from the dumper into the hopper shifted causing the press to move and crush the employee between the press and the wall. The load was greater than the capacity of the forklift and the front end attachment shifted the center of gravity. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314964552 Larry Offenstein 58 M Hospitalized Bruise/Contus/Abras Production Helpers Accident 200452746 - Fall Accident 200452746 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 10/28/2010 Inspection: 314951328 Open: 10/29/2010 SIC: 2421 Strickland Lumber Company Two company employees were assigned duties of dismantling old and unused fans, motors, coils and their support structures in the old dry kiln in the sawmill. They had taken a company owned forklift and mounted a metal basket on top of the forks of the forklift and used the basket and forks to lift one of the employees 10 feet into the air in order to cut metal from the upper ceiling area of the building. When the metal partially gave way while being cut with a cutting torch, it struck the wire basket causing it to fall from the forks. The employee attempted to jump to the ground from the basket as it fell. In doing so, he struck his head on an electric motor that the employees had previously placed on the floor of the facility during the dismantling project earlier in the day. The employee was transported to a local hospital where he died approximately 3 hours later. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314951328 John Cunningham 66 M Fatality Other Millwrights
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202528113 - Crushed By Granite Slabs Accident 202528113 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 02/02/2010 Inspection: 314225954 Open: 02/02/2010 SIC: 3281 Stone Crafter Granite & Marble, Inc. An employee was struck by 2 slabs of granite. The owner of the company was moving a slab of granite when the left fork hit a slab of granite that was in storage. When he hit the slab of granite it caused that slab and another slab to fall. The two slabs of granite fell over and hit an employee in the head. The owner/forklift driver did not have a clear view of the path of travel because the forks were raised to eye level when he was moving the forklift. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314225954 Oscar Almiron 58 M Fatality Other -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202468369 - Worker Dies When Crushed By Marble Slabs Accident 202468369 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 01/04/2010 Inspection: 312435332 Open: 01/04/2010 SIC: 3281 Golden West Marble, Inc. At approximately 7:44 p.m. on January 4, 2010, the owner and three workers employed by Golden West Marble, Inc., were unloading a cargo container that had marble slabs. Golden West Marble was a retailer and installer of marble and tiles. The owner and his employees were unloading seven marble pallets from inside a cargo container that had arrived from India. At the start of the operation, they were going to unload five slabs of marble that measured approximately 8-ft-wide by 12-ft-long, weighing approximately 1200 lbs per slab. The marble was secured to the left side of the cargo container wall. The five marble slabs were stabilized by two upright wooden-beams and secured with a wire on the top. The owner braced the five marble slabs by using a TCM forklift (3,400 lbs capacity) with a boom to support the slabs from falling. He removed the first wire attachment nearest the left side door opening and then proceeded to remove the other wire attachment support. When the owner removed this wire attachment, the weight of the five marble slabs displaced the forklift boom (which acted as support) and the five slabs fell on him. The owner's chest area was crushed. It was pinned between a pallet and the slabs. An investigation revealed that the load of marble was not properly secured. Review: I Keywords: industrial truck,mech mat handling,pinned,struck by,crushed,chest, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312435332 Jacob Margalit 44 M Fatality Other Supervisors; Brickmasons, Stonemasons, Tilesetters
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201956240 - Forklift Roll-Over Accident 201956240 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 11/09/2010 Inspection: 315040394 Open: 11/10/2010 SIC: 5211 Carter Lumber Co. A employee was delivering lumber to a construction site when the three wheeled fork-lift that he was operating rolled forward, over the load being moved. Employee was ejected from the operator's seat and sustained facial fractures. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 315040394 Steve Byrd 45 M Non Hospitalized Fracture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 201363595 - Crushed By Skytrak Rough-Terrain Forklift Accident 201363595 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 10/09/2010 Inspection: 313633380 Open: 10/11/2010 SIC: 3443 Quality Steel Corporation The employee was operating a Skytrak rough-terrain forklift while transporting two new empty Liquified Petroleum Gas tanks to a loading area. The Skytrak had the two tanks suspended from a below-the-hook lifting device, which was attached under its boom-tip. As the Skytrak was turning to the operator's right, it tipped over to the left. The employee, who was not wearing the seat-belt, was ejected from the machine's cab, and the Skytrak fell over on top, crushing the victim. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313633380 Robert Mason 34 M Fatality Concussion
  • OSHA DELETED 1910.178 (m)(12)(i) required the use of a safety platform, firmly secured to the lifting carriage and/or forks.
  • Accident 202520037 - Ammonia Leak Hospitalizes Five Workers Accident 202520037 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 01/03/2010 Inspection: 312576671 Open: 01/04/2010 SIC: 2015 Foster Farms On January 3, 2010, a small amount of ammonia was released when a worker drove a forklift into the support frame of an entry door of a freezer. The entryway was equipped with an air curtain above the door. Five workers employed in this area of the distribution center began feeling eye, throat and lung irritation. All were transported to local hospitals where they were treated and released for exposure to ammonia. Review: I Keywords: ammonia,freezer compartment ,gas,overexposure,industrial truck,leak,collision,eye,nose,throat, Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 312576671 Sergio Ortiz 30 M Non Hospitalized Other Freight, Stock and Material Handlers, N.E.C. 2 312576671 Miguel Chavez 27 M Non Hospitalized Other Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators 3 312576671 David Coronado 50 M Non Hospitalized Other Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators 4 312576671 Amit Sekhri 21 M Non Hospitalized Other Freight, Stock and Material Handlers, N.E.C. 5 312576671 Alfredo Cardoza 42 M Non Hospitalized Other Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 202560371 - Exposure Accident 202560371 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 01/25/2010 Inspection: 313989824 Open: 01/25/2010 SIC: 4213 Pray Trucking Inc On January 25, 2010, Employee #1 was operating a LP-forklift inside a cooler. The employee was a maintenance employee who was apparently using the forklift to change light bulbs inside the cooler. The forklift (Nissan Model #CPJ01A15PV), was emitting significant levels of carbon monoxide. Employee #1 lost consciousness, and was found by Employee #2. Employee #2 performed CPR on Employee #1, still inside the cooler, until emergency personnel arrived. Fire department personnel measured carbon monoxide levels as high as 1365 parts per million inside the cooler. Both employees were hospitalized and treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313989824 James Wall 74 M Hospitalized Poisoning(Systemic) Not Specified Mechanics and Repairers 2 313989824 Marley Hay 40 M Hospitalized Poisoning(Systemic) Managers and Administrators, N.E.C Accident 200998474 - Employees Were Exposed to Carbon Monoxide Accident 200998474 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 11/11/2010 Inspection: 314740002 Open: 11/11/2010 SIC: 8361 Gibson County Area Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. The combination of operating an improperly maintained forklift inside of an area with little to no air movement caused employees to be exposed to vast concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO). On November 11, 2010, a total of five employees who were working in or near the Industrial Services Area were sent to and admitted to Gibson General Hospital. Two of these five employees lost consciousness while working in the Industrial Services Area. Gibson General Hospital performed blood draws on all five of the employees who were hospitalized to determine each employees' blood gas levels, including the percentage of carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) present in each employee's blood. All of the five employees who were hospitalized had COHb levels which ranged between 6.1and 23.3 All five of these employees were diagnosed with CO toxicity/poisoning. All five of these employees were given 100oxygen for several hours to lower their COHb levels in their blood and kept overnight for observation. All five of the employees were released from Gibson General Hospital at various times during the next day (November 12, 2010). Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314740002 Shannon Whitehouse 47 F Hospitalized Poisoning(Systemic) Assemblers 2 314740002 William Norrick 52 M Hospitalized Poisoning(Systemic) Assemblers 3 314740002 Frieda Mason 42 F Hospitalized Poisoning(Systemic) Janitors and Cleaners 4 314740002 Beth Knapp 42 F Hospitalized Poisoning(Systemic) Assemblers 5 314740002 Melissa Mcintyre 28 F Hospitalized Poisoning(Systemic) Assemblers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accident 200212827 - Three Employees Overcome By Carbon Monoxide Accident 200212827 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 05/24/2010 Inspection: 314579657 Open: 07/14/2010 SIC: 9199 Dept of Agriculture, Aphis Three employees were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide exposure. The three men had been working inside a cold area and one of the employees was operating a propane operated forklift. All three were later released Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 314579657 Carlos Rodriguez 59 M Hospitalized Asphyxia Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators 2 314579657 George Morales 21 M Hospitalized Asphyxia Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators 3 314579657 Ramon Benavides 63 M Hospitalized Asphyxia Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators
  • Accident 202456877 - Crushed Foot Between Forklift & Rack Accident 202456877 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/26/2010 Inspection: 313382400 Open: 08/06/2010 SIC: 5399 99 Cents Only Stores On July 26, 2010, at approximately 8:45 a.m., a forklift operator suffered a laceration to his foot when it was smashed between the stand-up forklift and a rack. The Division was notified of the accident on July 26, 2010, at 10:25 a.m., by Oscar Flores, Workers' Compensation Manager for 99 Cents Only Stores, and initiated an inspection on August 6, 2010. The injured employee was transported for treatment to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. The facility involved in the accident is a 1,000,000-square-foot building with approximately 700 employees and is involved in sales and distribution. The injured employee had been working there since the start of his shift at 5:00 a.m., performing duties of a forklift operator, including loading and unloading boxes with product from the storage racks. At the time of the accident, he was performing a regularly assigned task of operating a stand-up forklift. As the injured employee was making a turn into an aisle way, the stand-up forklift (Company truck No. 49, Serial No. 1A231194) skidded on the wet floor and crashed into a set of racks. The injured employee smashed his left foot between the forklift and a rack and suffered a laceration to his foot. There were no direct witnesses to the accident and the injured employee could not be successfully contacted for an interview despite numerous attempts. Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction 1 313382400 Robert Salinas, Iii 31 M Hospitalized Cut/Laceration Industrial Truck and Tractor Equipment Operators
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  • Workers should not stand below forks during maintenance activity. In another type of accident a maintenance worker stood on the truck between the mast and the body of the truck. He was crushed when he either stepped on the tilt control or the operator (who was sitting in the seat) hit the lever. Trucks undergoing repair must be locked out. Blocking or Cribbing Needed!

Forklift safety Forklift safety Presentation Transcript

  • Forklift Safety Draft 7 27 2011
  • July 13, 2011
    • One person died Wednesday after a forklift accident in Fluvanna County. The incident happened shortly after 5 p.m. in front of the Tapscott Brothers Lumber Company. (NC)
    • The Will County Coroner's line reports that a 35 year old Aurora man was pronounced deceased at Silver Cross Hospital at 7:22 AM Wednesday morning, after a forklift accident in Mokena.  The Coroner's line stated that Jose R Barrera-Ruiz died of multiple injuries.
  • These Deaths Were Preventable
    • These were not isolated incidents.
    • There were 1000+ deaths in 10 Years 2000-2010.
    • Workers have a right to a safe workplace.
    • In the operation of forklifts these are the FIVE largest risks among many:
      • Falls
      • Hit by Falling or moving Load
      • Hit by Forklift
      • Equipment overturning
      • Amputation
    • All of these are preventable
  • 2010 Injury Causation Statistics
    • 32 falls: includes 12 pallet, platform or forks, 10 forklift went off dock, 1 ejected from forklift, 5 fall from load lifted, 1 fall through hole, 1 order picker platform, 2 mezzanine
    • 46 struck by falling/moving object or load
    • 36 struck by forklift
    • 15 forklift overturned
    • 29 crushed or caught in forklift/load and an object
    • 10 caught in amputation
    • 5 burns / fire
    • 3 CO, 1 Ammonia
    • Type of forklift not included - many not identifying the type
  • Injury Prevention Basics
    • Management Leadership
    • Employee Participation
    • Hazard Prevention and Control
    • Education and Training
    • Program Evaluation and Improvement
    • Communication and coordination on multi-employer sites
    • These principles are adopted and recognized by…
      • 2100 VPP Companies
      • 1600 SHARPs
      • 1926.20, 1926.21
      • 1910.119
      • ANSI Z9.10
      • OHSAS 18001
      • States AR, CA, LA, HI, MN, MT NV, NH, NY, OR, WA
  • Falls
    • Pallets used as elevating platforms has lead to many deaths and is not acceptable
    • Employees use what is available
    • Use proper platforms designed per ANSI/ITSDF B56.1-2005
  • Elevating/Order Picker Truck
    • Fall protection is required when the operator rides up with the load
    • Use ANSI Z359 fall arrest equipment
  • Struck-by
    • What should be done?
    • Many a foot have been crushed by people getting too close.
    • How close is too close?
  • Struck By
    • Leaving forklift trucks without brakes or chocks
    • Truck Moves
  • Struck By
    • Falling Loads KILL
    • Loads improperly stored kill people.
    • What can be done?
  • Struck-by What should be done when backing out?
  • Accidents – Forklift Leaves Dock
    • November 1, 2000
    • An employee was driving a forklift truck in reverse
    • She backed off of the receiving dock and was pinned under the forklift
    • Operator was not wearing seatbelt and the forklift didn't have a overhead guard
  • Overturned
    • Uneven surfaces
      • Curbs
      • Potholes
      • Change in grade
      • Low tire pressure
    • Seat belts
    • Excessive weight lifted
  • Is a Forklift a Crane?
    • Qualified rigger?
    • OSHA’s Construction Crane standard may apply in construction.
    • Many injuries result from dropped loads when using slings for rigging.
  • Caught In-Between
    • Guarding Needed!
    SHIB http://www.osha.gov/dts/shib/shib072709.html There have been fatalities where standup type fork trucks crush the operator under cross bar of a rack system. Body part outside frame of forklift is dangerous!
  • Lifting/Moving the Forklift
    • Is there a procedure to get forklift off?
    • What is the procedure to free a stuck forklift?
  • Truck Unloading
    • Is material palletized?
    • Will the load stay stable as straps are loosened?
    • Many times a person adjacent to the load being removed is hit.
    • Where do people stand?
  • Lockout or Guarding?
    • The person who works on the forklift must know the OSHA lockout standards.
    • Any body part can be cut or crushed if caught in a scissor point.
    • Forklift maintenance fatalities – employees were crushed after jack failure, or crushed between mast and frame of truck because they didn’t block it.
  • Forklift Amputation Hazard
    • Maintenance hazards:
      • Scissor point between lifting carriage and mast.
      • Pinch point between overhead guard and mast
    • Chain and sprocket can amputate fingers.
    • http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/face/stateface/ca/04ca012.html
  • Electrical
    • When working around electrical wires be aware of any potential contact (electrocution).
      • 20ft. safe distance from overhead lines is required by OSHA’s crane standard (1926.1400).
    • If you must use the lift closer, this must be preplanned and elements of the crane standard must be addressed in the planning.
    • Triple Fatality in Illinois when a forklift contacted overhead lines in a yard. ~2003
  • Fire / Burns
    • The employee and the forklift were dowsed in toluene.
    • The toluene ignited from an unknown source prior to the employee leaving the lift seat.
    • The employee was severely burned.
    • The truck was a destroyed.
    • What could be done to prevent this?
    Forklift strikes overhead pipe containing Toluene.
    • Many people trust these machines
  • Sample Safety Rules
    • Follow Manufacturer’s instructions and OSHA regulations. Use ANSI/ITSDF B56 standards on forklifts if you cannot get the manufacturer’s rules.
    • Follow CAUTION WARNING DANGER Labels.
    • Prohibit untrained personnel from operating all forklifts.
    • A trained person must inspect each forklift at least daily before use.
    • And many more!
  • Training
    • Hands on training is necessary. A forklift is not a car.
    • The worker must be able to demonstrate
      • safe operation in their workplace
      • follow each forklift manufacturers’ usage instructions.
      • BEFORE CERTIFICATION
    • Initially
    • Every 3 years
    • Near Miss
    Certification and Re-certification
  • Evaluation
    • Date of Certification
    • Operator’s name
    • Trainer’s Name
  •  
  • Inspections
    • Per manufacturer’s guidelines.
    • At least daily before use.
    • Check all working components and safety device.
    • Address all leakage of fluids.
    • Search for defective hydraulic/pneumatic hoses.
    • Look for quickfix signs (not acceptable) i.e. electrical tape, rags tied on hoses…
  • Inspections Why is this inspection form weak?
  • Manufactured Attachment NOTE: Use of such an attachment changes the load capacity of the PIV DANGER: Manufacturer’s Written Approval Required
    • Barrel lifter (liquid = inertia)
    • Capacity plate update required?
    • Don’t forget unapproved attachments can overload the trucks.
    DANGER: Manufacturer’s Written Approval Required Manufactured Attachment
  • Lifting Slabs
    • Many injuries have occurred while lifting large flat objects
    • Use lifting attachments designed and approved for each specific job.
    • ANSI B30.20
  • Seatbelts
    • Must be worn when equipped.
    • Prevent the operator from being pinned by the truck or overhead guard.
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  • Inspection
    • Labels
    • Ensure that capacities for attachments are listed
  • Inspection
    • Load Backrest Extension is damaged
  • Inspection
    • How much wear is acceptable?
  • Forklift Inspections
    • Overhead guard improperly welded
  • Forklift Inspection
    • Broken Fiberglass Housing is a Laceration Hazard
  • Inspection
    • Leaking Hydraulic Fluid
    • Can lead to:
      • Low pressure
      • Air bubbles
      • Erratic operation
      • Slippery surfaces
  • Personnel Elevating Platforms
    • Good Platform must include guardrails
    • Secure the platform to the forklift.
    • Screen at forklift side
  • Personnel Elevating Platforms
    • OSHA 5(a)(1) Violations
      • ANSI/ITSDF B56.1-2005:
    • No screen (scissor point)
    • Cannot be secured to forks or backrest
  • Emergency Response
    • What is the response if the drum contains flammable or toxic liquid?
  • Fire
    • Cylinder gases ignited by forklift.
    • What can be done?
  • Carbon Monoxide Perfect World: Real World:
  • Acute Exposure
    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Weakness
    • Irritability
    • Chest Pain
    • Unconsciousness
  • Chronic Exposure
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Anorexia
    • Ataxia
    • Confusion
  • Best Practice and Required in MN
    • General industry: Minnesota Rules § 5205.0116 Carbon Monoxide Monitoring
    • Subpart 1. Internal combustion engine powered industrial trucks.
    • The employer shall monitor environmental exposure of employees to carbon monoxide whenever internal combustion engine powered industrial trucks as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, section 1910.178(a)(1) are operated indoors to ensure that carbon monoxide levels do not exceed those given in Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, section 1910.1000, Table Z-1-A.
    • The air monitoring shall be done at least quarterly and represent exposures during a day of highest usage in the areas where employee carbon monoxide exposure is most likely.
    • Subpart 2. Tailpipe exhaust gas analysis.
    • The employer shall ensure that powered industrial truck engine exhaust gases do not contain more than one percent carbon monoxide for propane fueled trucks or two percent carbon monoxide for gasoline fueled measured at idle and at three-fourths throttle during final engine tuning in a regular maintenance program.
  • Exposure Limits
    • OSHA 50 ppm 8-hour Time Weighted Average (TWA)
    • NIOSH 35 ppm 8-hour TWA
    • 200 ppm Ceiling by NIOSH
    • ACGIH Threshold Limit Value is 25 ppm 8-hour TWA; 40-hour work week
  • Dizziness, nausea, convulsions. Death within 1 hour. 20 minutes 1600 Dizziness, nausea, convulsions. Death after 2-3 hours. 45 minutes 800 Symptoms intensify. Life threatening after 3 hours. 1-2 hours 400 Headache, fatigue, nausea. 2-3 hours 200 Symptoms Time PPM CO
  • ACGIH Recommendations
    • Limit CO concentration to 1% or less for propane fueled trucks
    • Limit CO concentration to 2% or less for gasoline fueled trucks.
  • Forklift Exhaust Test
    • No Violation
      • Forklift emits low level of CO
  • Prevention of CO Poisoning
    • Maintain equipment in good working order
    • Provide periodic tune-ups for forklifts to ensure that they run “lean”
    • Periodic CO analysis of exhaust gases to determine emission concentrations
    • Provide adequate ventilation
    • Install CO monitors
  • Storage
    • What is the problem and solution?
  • Storage
    • No Violation
      • Material stored properly in racks
  • Material Handling
    • Rack was hit by forklift and tagged out and pallets removed.
  • Material Handling
    • No Violation
      • Aisle properly marked
      • Smooth Clean lanes
  • Struck By
    • No Violation
      • Corner marked so forklift operation can see around corner
  • Cautions
    • Watch for any holes. These will flip some forklifts. These should be identified in advance and plans to prevent a forklift from going into one is necessary.
    • Watch for aerial lifts and other mobile equipment. Barricade the equipment to prevent contact with each other.
  • Quiz
    • How often does a forklift driver have to be re-evaluated/certified? __________
    • Forklifts must be inspected every ________ before use.
    • OSHA’s limit for Carbon Monoxide in an 8 hour shift is ____ ppm.
  • Resources
    • www.osha.gov
    • Compliance Assistance Specialists in OSHA offices
    • On-site Consultation
    • Quick Takes http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes
    • www.aiag.org Pedestrian & Vehicle Safety Guidelines Comments or Corrections go to John Newquist
  • What is the pending hazard?
  • Summary
    • Training
    • Job Hazard Analysis
    • Written procedures
    • Manufacturer rules
    • Inspections
  • Further
    • This ppt was prepared by John Newquist as a preliminary aid for people required to evaluate forklifts.
    • Thanks to Misette Kobler, Carlos Gallegos and Janet S., for corrections and suggestions.
    • Thanks to Joe Schwarz, Marc Snitzer, Walter Visage, Rick Dvorak, Cynthia Evans, Aaron Priddy, for previous work on the topic.
    • This is not an official OSHA publication. Those will be on the OSHA.gov website.
    • [email_address] is my email if you see any errors. This is just a draft as of the cover date.
    • 312-353-5977
  • Wage & Hour Referral
    • No one under 18 allowed on a PIT
    • “ Order 7 of Hazardous Occupations” prohibits employees under 18 years of age from operating forklifts, employers must make certain that workers under 18 years of age are not permitted to use PIT’s.