Inspection: 125982173 - High Desert Fabricators, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca South (Hh Unit)
High Desert Fabricators, Inc.
3002 E. Ave. M, Palmdale Plant #42,Site 3,Bldg#301
Palmdale, CA 93550
P.O Box A, Mojave, CA 93502
Union Status: Union
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 01/11/1996
Planning Guide: Health-Construction
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Other||1509 A||01/11/1996||02/13/1996||$0||$300||$0||02/26/1996||J - ALJ Decision||Citation has been deleted.|
|2.||01002||Other||3277 J02||01/11/1996||02/13/1996||$0||$225||$0||02/26/1996||J - ALJ Decision||Citation has been deleted.|
|3.||02001||Serious||1670 A||01/11/1996||01/18/1996||$2,500||$1,500||$0||02/26/1996||J - ALJ Decision|
At approximately 6:10 a.m., Employee #1 and a coworker, both iron workers at High Desert Fabricators, were retrieving welding lead left on a 45 ft high catwalk inside the south side of Building #301, Site 3, A.F. Plant #42. At 6:30 a.m., Employee #1 was kneeling under the top rail to lower welding lead from the catwalk surface when he fell to the ground. Employee #1 was transported to Lancaster Community Hospital, where he died of massive internal injuries. The catwalk had a top rail of cable wire 42 in. above its surface, but subsequent inspection revealed no midrail. Employee #1, a foreman and site safety officer, and the coworker were not using any fall protection.
Keywords:iron worker, work rules, construction, catwalk, fall, fall protection, midrail
|1||125982173||Fatality||Bruise/Contus/Abras||Structural metal workers|