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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1412698.015 - Berkel And Company Contractors, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego


Inspection Nr: 1412698.015
Report ID: 0950632
Open Date: 07/02/2019

Site Address:
Berkel And Company Contractors, Inc
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

Mailing Address:
2649 South 142nd Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/30/2019


Close Case:10/25/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1471695
Inspection 1413490 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $44,550 $0 $0 $890 $0 $45,440
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $23,165 $0 $23,165
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 3203(B)(2) 12/30/2019 02/10/2020 $275 $275 $0 01/30/2020 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 1509(A) 12/30/2019 $615 $615 $0 01/30/2020 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 02001 Other 16110002 H09 12/30/2019 $7,425 $14,850 $0 01/30/2020 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 03001 Other 16110004 A01 12/30/2019 $7,425 $14,850 $0 01/30/2020 F - Formal Settlement  
5. 04001 Other 4999(D)(2) 12/30/2019 $7,425 $14,850 $0 01/30/2020 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 117622.015
Event: 07/02/2019
Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Counterweight

At 10:15 a.m. on July 2, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a heavy construction project that involved pile driving in prepar ation for laying the deep foundation support for a three-story parking structure . Employee #1 was working from the basket of an aerial device and assisting wit h the set up of the pile driving equipment, including counterweights for a Liebh err 1200 crawler crane. He was the designated rigger and signal person. During the rigging of the 10,000 pound counterweights, a counterweight fell from the s ling, first striking the crane's cab and then falling onto Employee #1 in the ae rial basket. Employee #1 sustained fatal crushing injuries.

Keywords:aerial lift, chain, construction, counterbalance, crawler crane, crushed, crushing, falling object, hoisting mechanism, pile driver, rigging, signalman, sling, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1412698.015 Fatality Pile-Driver Operator
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