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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 112012075 - Western Steel & Metal

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego


Inspection Nr: 112012075
Report ID: 0950632
Open Date: 04/10/1991

Site Address:
Western Steel & Metal
3880 Nobel Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122

Mailing Address:
2292 National Ave., 1an Diego, CA 92113

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/07/1991

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction


Close Case:05/17/1991

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361306053

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170161517
Event: 04/06/1991
Employee Injured In 14 Ft Fall From Roof, Later Dies

At approximately 2:45 p.m. on December 18, 1990, Employee #1, a welder with 12 years of experience as an ironworker, was welding aluminum decking on a patio roof when he apparently lost his balance and fell 10 ft 6 in. He struck a large, circular planter then rolled over and continued to fall another 41 in. to the ground. Employee #1 suffered facial cuts, a skull fracture, and a broken jaw which partially severed his brain stem. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died on April 14, 1991.

Keywords:fracture, head, roof, iron worker, work rules, welder, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112012075 Fatality Fracture Structural metal workers
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