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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1637074.015 - Total-Western, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 1637074.015
Report ID: 0950635
Date Opened: 11/30/2022

Site Address:
Total-Western, Inc.
20720 S Wilmington
Long Beach, CA 90810

Mailing Address:
6242 N Paramount Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 236220/Commercial and Institutional Building Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/28/2023


Case Closed: 03/30/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1954272
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 151802.015
Event: 10/03/2022
Employee Falls From Scaffold, Later Dies

At 1:15 p.m. on October 3, 2022, an employee and a coworker were performing repa ir work inside a sulfuric acid tank from a rolling scaffold near the center of t he tank. Another coworker was performing safety attendant duties at the entry to the tank. All employees were wearing fall protection harnesses, hard hats, eye protection, ear protection, and gloves per the worksite's standard PPE requireme nts. The employees were working in a confined space and were implementing approp riate permit required activities. The confined space was well ventilated with fo rced air and the atmosphere within the tank was being monitored by the safety at tendant. The employee was descending the scaffold when he fell approximately 20 feet to the bottom of the tank. The coworker in the tank heard a thud and looked down to see the employee laying at the base of the scaffold system. There were no issues with the set up of the rolling scaffold and the employee was not carry ing anything at the time of his fall. The injuries suffered did not provide any evidence to support an attempt to break the employee's fall. This indicates the employee was most likely either unconscious or semi-conscious during the fall. T he employee appears to have had a personal medical event while descending the sc affold. The employee suffered a head injury consistent with a fall onto a metal work surface from a height. The employee was admitted and treated at a local med ical center, where he died on November 13, 2022.

Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, confined space, descending, entry permit, eye protection, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, glove, hard hat, harness, head, mobile scaffold, permit, repair, storage tank, sul

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1637074.015 Fatality Supervisors; plumbers, pipefitters & steamfitters
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