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Inspection: 1415096.015 - J.T. Thorpe & Sons, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Process Safety Management Unit - South
J.T. Thorpe & Sons, Inc.
3700 W 19th Street
Torrance, CA 90504
14540 Alondra Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 07/11/2019
|#||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)(1)||12/04/2019||12/19/2019||$375||$375||$0||12/11/2019||C - Contested|
|2.||01002||Other||3395(H)(1)||12/04/2019||12/19/2019||$935||$935||$0||12/11/2019||C - Contested|
|3.||01003||Other||5157(G)(4)||12/04/2019||12/19/2019||$185||$185||$0||12/11/2019||C - Contested|
|4.||02001||Serious||3203(A)(7)(C)||12/04/2019||12/19/2019||$18,000||$18,000||$0||12/11/2019||C - Contested|
|5.||03001||Serious||3203(A)(7)(D)||12/04/2019||12/19/2019||$25,000||$25,000||$0||12/11/2019||C - Contested|
|6.||04001||Serious||3328(A)||12/04/2019||12/19/2019||$25,000||$25,000||$0||12/11/2019||C - Contested|
At 3:15 p.m. on July 11, 2019, Employee #1, a boilermaker, and two coworkers, em ployed by a refractory services company, were working at a multiemployer constru ction project, a refinery's tank farm. They were performing maintenance and rep airs to a tank's interior floating roof and bottom. They made use of an employe d-designed and fabricated jack stand to lift the floating roof inside the tank. The jack stand, which had not been designed to withstand the forces involved in lifting the floating roof, broke. The jack stand's metal top plate, which meas ured 24 inches by 24 inches and weighed approximately 50 pounds, struck Employee #1's face. Employee #1 sustained traumatic injuries to his face and was killed . The subsequent investigation determined that the employees had not been train ed to use the lifting system. In addition, there were no employer records of em ployees having been trained to work in permit-required confined spaces or enviro nments where exposure to heat-related illness could be reasonably anticipated, s uch as the interior of the tank where they were working when Employee #1 was kil led.
Keywords:confined space, construction, equipment failure, face, installing, jack, maintenance, repair, roof, struck by, tank, untrained
|1||1415096.015||Fatality||Machinery maintenance occupations|