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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1497097.015 - Vector Resources, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office


Inspection Nr: 1497097.015
Report ID: 0950631
Open Date: 10/10/2020

Site Address:
Vector Resources, Inc.
9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA 90630

Mailing Address:
20917 Higgins Court, Torrance, CA 90501

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 04/28/2021


Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1671688
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $5,900 $0 $28,400
Current Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $5,900 $0 $28,400
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 342(A) 04/29/2021 05/18/2021 $5,000 $5,000 $0 07/25/2021 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Other 3203(A) 04/29/2021 05/18/2021 $900 $900 $0 07/25/2021 C - Contested  
3. 02001 Serious 3276 04/29/2021 05/18/2021 $22,500 $22,500 $0 07/25/2021 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130278.015
Event: 10/09/2020
Employee Is Killed In Fall When Ladder Fails

At 12:00 p.m. on October 9, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a power and communica tion line construction company, was using an extension ladder at a job site. Th e rung locks on the fly section of the ladder failed, and the employee fell, a f all height of approximately 5 feet. Employee #1 sustained a traumatic head inju ry and was killed. During the subsequent investigation, the corporate risk mana ger stated that the extension ladder was defective and did not belong to the com pany.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, construction, equipment failure, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, head, locking pins, struck against

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1497097.015 Fatality Communications equipment operators, n.e.c.
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