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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1013203.015 - La County Health Services

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles


Inspection Nr: 1013203.015
Report ID: 0950641
Open Date: 12/11/2014

Site Address:
La County Health Services
2051 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Mailing Address:
1200 N. State St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 622110/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/08/2015


Close Case:08/27/2018

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 926606
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $23,620 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $93,620
Current Penalty $5,000 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $75,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 3203(A) 06/09/2015 06/19/2015 $0 $6,750 $0 07/08/2015 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Serious 3314(G) 06/09/2015 06/19/2015 $0 $8,435 $0 07/08/2015 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 03001 Serious 3314(J) 06/09/2015 06/19/2015 $5,000 $8,435 $0 07/08/2015 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 04001 Willful 4002(A) 06/09/2015 06/19/2015 $70,000 $70,000 $0 07/08/2015 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 69445.015
Event: 12/11/2014
Employee Falls Into An Air Handler Fan And Is Killed

At 7:45 a.m. on December 11, 2014, Employee #1 was searching for a water leak in a humidifier inside of a York International PACE air handler. The employee ente red fan room #4 on the ninth floor with two other workers, one of which was a su pervisor. The employee entered the air handling room while the air blower was i n operation to search for a water leak from a drain. Employee #1 walked near th e unguarded 32 inch diameter air blower cage that housed a 42,000 cfm axial fan and was pulled into the fan while it was in operation. The employee was dismembe red and killed.

Keywords:air conditioner, amputated, arm, fall, fan, leak, leg, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, unguarded

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1013203.015 Fatality Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters
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