Inspection: 112026034 - Paul Farnz Construction Co.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura
Paul Farnz Construction Co.
905 Via Fruteria
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
820 E. Mason St., Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 04/22/1992
Case Closed: 06/28/1995
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Repeat||342 A||04/30/1992||04/01/1992||$0||$0||$0||05/06/1993||J - ALJ Decision|
|2.||01002||Other||3203 A07 C||04/30/1992||05/30/1992||$0||$0||$0||05/06/1993||J - ALJ Decision|
Employee #1 was working a job where crews from multiple contractors dug two dry wells and then placed 4 in. by 8 in. plywood over them. Once drill rig #7 was moved, the wells were turned over to plumbers who were putting 4 in. plastic leach lines down the center and backfilling the well hole with rock. A late building inspector caused a delay, so a backhoe started to dig a 4 ft trench within 5 ft of covered well #2. Employee #1 was assigned to help the backhoe. He removed the plywood covering well #2. But as Employee #1 pushed the plywood forward, he fell 75 ft down the 36 in. diameter well. A plumber, who was working approximately 25 ft away at well #1, did not see Employee #1 fall. Suffering two ruptured/fractured vertebrae, Employee #1 is recuperating at home.
Keywords:fracture, cover, well, construction, rupture, fall, vertebra
|1||112026034||Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Construction laborers|