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Inspection: 125982173 - High Desert Fabricators, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca South (Hh Unit)


Inspection Nr: 125982173
Report ID: 0950662
Open Date: 10/24/1995

Site Address:
High Desert Fabricators, Inc.
3002 E. Ave. M, Palmdale Plant #42,Site 3,Bldg#301
Palmdale, CA 93550

Mailing Address:
P.O Box A, Mojave, CA 93502

Union Status: Union



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 01/11/1996

Planning Guide: Health-Construction


Close Case:08/16/2010

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362023947
Accident 362023962
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $525 $0 $2,025
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
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 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170611826
Event: 10/24/1995
Employee Killed In Fall From Catwalk

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125982173 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Structural metal workers
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