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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1123101.015 - Rrassk Services Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 1123101.015
Report ID: 0950635
Open Date: 01/23/2016

Site Address:
Rrassk Services Inc
9911 Park St
Bellflower, CA 90706

Mailing Address:
36153 Sierra Hwy Unit F, Palmdale, CA 93550

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 236115/New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders)

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/08/2016


Close Case:03/19/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1055926
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,585 $0 $5,585
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $585 $0 $585
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 Other 342(A) 06/08/2016 06/27/2016 $5,000 $5,000 $0 06/23/2016 D - Govt Dismissed Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002 Other 1509(A) 06/08/2016 $195 $195 $0 06/23/2016 W - Empr Withdrew  
3. 01003 Other 1509(B) 06/08/2016 $195 $195 $0 06/23/2016 W - Empr Withdrew  
4. 01004 Other 3395(I) 06/08/2016 $195 $195 $0 06/23/2016 W - Empr Withdrew  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 82915.015
Event: 12/28/2015
Employee Working Alone Found Dead From Unknown Causes

At 11:00 a.m. on December 28, 2015, Employee# 1 was working at a residential hom e that was in the process of being remodeled. One of the tasks was to install/re place the stove, two (2) water heaters and a furnace. These newer appliances wou ld require a higher demand of gas than was previously used. This meant that the current half (1/2) inch gas line needed to be replaced with a one and a quarter (1-1/4) inch line to bring it up to code. Employee# 1 was assigned to go to the house and test the completed gas line for any leaks before the city inspector te sted it. However, per the homeowner, Employee# 1 performed the actual installati on of the gas line by himself. The gas meter was located in the Northeast corner of the house and next to the meter was an opening approximately twenty-three (2 3) inches wide and sixteen (16) inches in height that was used to enter and exit the crawlspace underneath the house were the gas line was located. Employee# 1 completed a portion of the gas line that extended from the meter to back part of the house, which included the installation of "T-couplings" in order to connect the water heater and furnace. The homeowner left the site at approximately 1: 00 p.m. and the homeowner's friend did not leave until approximately 3:30 pm. Em ployee# 1 stayed and continued working. At approximately 4:30 p.m., Employee# 1 contacted his wife via telephone and told her he was starting to feel sleepy fro m going in and out of the house. Since Employee# 1 lives over eighty (80) miles from the jobsite, he decided to wait until traffic dies down and then head home. It was then mentioned that a neighbor saw Employee# 1 leave the site and came b ack with food at approximately 5:15pm. At approximately 7:00 p.m., the wife cal led Employee# 1, but there was no answer. After making several attempts to conta ct Employee# 1, she proceeded to contacted the employer in order to obtain the j obsite address because she was worried. The employer called the homeowner to see if he could get a hold of Employee# 1. Between 8:30-9:00 p.m., the homeowner ca lled 911 and requested they check on Employee# 1 at the jobsite because there is no one else there and Employee# 1 did not pick up his phone. At approximately 10:47 p.m., the Sheriff's Department dispatched a unit to conduct a welfare chec k at the residence. Upon arrival, there were several other deputies who were pre sent. Employee# 1 appeared to be unconscious and not breathing. Employee# 1 was pronounced deceased at 11:00 pm.

Keywords:crawl space, natural gas, unconsciousness

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1123101.015 Fatality Carpenters
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