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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300760063 - Summa Properties Watson Center Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 300760063
Report ID: 0950635
Open Date: 01/17/2001

Site Address:
Summa Properties Watson Center Llc
1111 Watson Center Rd
Carson, CA 90745

Mailing Address:
1355 Allenford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/20/2001


Close Case:10/31/2001

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362430670
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $18,900 $0 $0 $750 $0 $19,650
Current Penalty $18,900 $0 $0 $750 $0 $19,650
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 04/20/2001 04/25/2001 $250 $250 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 1509 A 04/20/2001 05/04/2001 $250 $250 $0 -  
3. 01003 Other 1509 B 04/20/2001 05/04/2001 $250 $250 $0 -  
4. 02001 Serious 1646 B01 04/20/2001 04/25/2001 $5,400 $5,400 $0 -  
5. 03001 Serious 1646 F02 04/20/2001 04/25/2001 $13,500 $13,500 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201033586
Event: 10/21/2000
Two Employees Are Injured In Fall From Scaffold

On October 21, 2000, Employee #1 and #2 were installing aluminum citing sheets on the underside of a warehouse roof, using a rolling scaffold. The two employees were working from two manufactured planks of a rolling scaffold at an elevation of about 25 feet from ground. The scaffold collapsed as it stopped after it was pushed to a distance of about 2-3 feet by the person directing the work. The rolling scaffold was installed with three tiers; each tier was measured at approximately 9 feet high, with end horizontal members spaced at about 15 inches apart. The plank that the employees were standing on was supported on the second from the top member, which places the elevation of work to be about 25 feet. The rolling scaffold had a base dimension of 5-ft by 10-ft. At the time of the accident, no outriggers had been installed. It had no manufacturer's plate nor was the employer able to provide manufacturer's instructions on the unit. After the accident, Employee #1 could not move his lower extremities and was hospitalized for eight days. Employee #2 suffered pain in the rib cage area and was released the same day. The major causal factor of the accident was the insufficient base to height ratio of the rolling when it was moved. The employer owned and managed the property where the accident happened. At the time of the accident, the property owner had a part time maintenance person. This maintenance person contacted the employees to perform the job and directed the work operations. He was also involved in the erection of the scaffold.

Keywords:fracture, paralysis, mobile scaffold, construction, scaffold collapse, back, rib, concussion, work surface, leg

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300760063 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers
2 300760063 Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction laborers
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