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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125613836 - Shimmick Obayashi

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Francisco


Inspection Nr: 125613836
Report ID: 0950611
Date Opened: 08/13/2002

Site Address:
Shimmick Obayashi
Golden Gate Bridge, Box 9000 Presidio Station
San Francisco, CA 94129

Mailing Address:
1700 Lincoln Blvd./Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/11/2003

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction

Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Case Closed: 07/26/2007

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361569932
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3 6
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $24,975 $0 $0 $1,050 $0 $26,025
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 1509 A 02/11/2003 03/16/2003 $0 $325 $0 02/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002 Other 1712 C01 02/11/2003 02/14/2003 $0 $240 $0 02/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003 Other 3638 E 02/11/2003 02/14/2003 $485 $485 $0 02/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
4. 02001 Serious 1712 C02 02/11/2003 02/14/2003 $0 $2,925 $0 02/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
5. 03001 Serious 1670 C01 02/11/2003 02/14/2003 $0 $5,850 $0 02/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
6. 04001 Serious 1637 A 02/11/2003 02/24/2003 $0 $16,200 $0 02/18/2003 F - Formal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201181369
Event: 08/13/2002
Employee Is Killed In Fall From Golden Gate Bridge

At approximately 9:45 a.m. on August 13, 2002, Employee #1, a carpenter, was part of a crew engaged in concrete form work for the seismic retrofit of the south anchorage house of the Golden Gate Bridge. The crew was building forms along the east wall of the structure. Employee #1 and a coworker were using a Genie Boom aerial lift to work on the south side of pilaster Number 10. Employee #1 was outside the basket, standing on some 0.75 in. rebar that projected horizontally out from the structure. The coworker was working from inside the basket. Employee #1 was apparently tied-off to the rebar when a foreman looked up at him and the coworker. The foreman then began to work on the north side of pilaster Number 9, and spoke with Employee #1, whose head was visible to him from his working position. The coworker had turned to pick up a 2-by-6 when he heard a noise. He looked up and saw Employee #1 falling backward off the rebar, striking against the boom of the aerial lift, and then landing on the ground. The Presidio Fire Department responded immediately, but Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene. At the site, the Medical Examiner conducted an external examination, which revealed evidence of head trauma. Subsequent investigation revealed that there was no permanent or solid construction that was 20 in. wide or wider, on which Employee #1 could stand while working. The work could not be done safely from ladders because of the 40 ft-plus work height. A scaffold was not provided.

Keywords:concrete form work, carpenter, struck against, construction, fall, fall protection, bridge, unstable position

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125613836 Fatality Cut/Laceration Carpenters
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