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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300831542 - Rds Inc. Dba Mr. Rooter Plumbing

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys


Inspection Nr: 300831542
Report ID: 0950643
Open Date: 08/30/2005

Site Address:
Rds Inc. Dba Mr. Rooter Plumbing
5522 Camino Contigo
Goleta, CA 93117

Mailing Address:
3503 Arundell Circle, Ventura, CA 93006

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/16/2006

Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Close Case:03/11/2009

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362494429
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,810 $0 $5,810
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,810 $0 $5,810
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 02/16/2006 03/05/2006 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 3203 B02 02/16/2006 03/05/2006 $325 $325 $0 -  
3. 01003 Other 3276 A01 02/16/2006 03/05/2006 $485 $485 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202462420
Event: 08/17/2005
Employee Is Injured In Fall From Extension Ladder

At 7:24 p.m. on August 17, 2005, Employee #1, a Level D Service Technician, was working alone on his third call of the day. The task was to diagnose and correct a blockage at the client's property. Employee #1 had completed his task and was returning his equipment to his vehicle. He was using a "Hydro-jetter" on the roof of the client's property. The Jetter is a 215 pound Gorlitz device, Model Number GO1SOOA, Serial Number G500002487, used to unclog blockages. Employee #1 was carrying the "Hydro-jetter" while descending a 16-ft extension ladder from an 84-in. eave on the front of the property. The extension of the ladder slid down, trapping his foot between 2 rungs of the ladder. He attempted to dislodge his foot from the ladder, and the ladder swayed counter-clockwise. Employee #1 fell with the ladder, but released the Jetter. Employee #1 and the ladder continued to fall to the left, impacting the ground. The Jetter bounced off the concrete and struck him in the head. He sustained a severe laceration above his right eye. Employee #1 was initially transported to Cottage Hospital and later transferred to UCLA Medical Center, where he remained for three days.

Keywords:eye, extension ladder, laceration, fall, plumbing, struck by, work surface

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300831542 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices
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