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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300869450 - Tso Construction Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles


Inspection Nr: 300869450
Report ID: 0950641
Date Opened: 12/12/2008

Site Address:
Tso Construction Inc
737 N. Latimer Road
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1642, Topanga, CA 90290

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 236118/Residential Remodelers

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/13/2009

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction

Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Case Closed: 07/31/2010

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102574050
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $13,950 $0 $0 $5,350 $0 $19,300
Current Penalty $4,150 $0 $0 $1,200 $0 $5,350
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Other 342 A 03/05/2009 03/10/2009 $1,200 $5,000 $0 03/17/2009 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 1675 B 03/05/2009 03/10/2009 $0 $350 $0 03/17/2009 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 02001 Serious 1675 J 03/05/2009 03/10/2009 $3,150 $10,800 $0 03/17/2009 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 03001 Serious 1637 A 03/05/2009 03/10/2009 $1,000 $3,150 $0 03/17/2009 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202540001
Event: 12/09/2008
Employee Is Paralyzed In Fall From Ladder

At approximately 11:00 a.m. on December 9, 2008, Employee #1, a construction laborer, was instructed to install a rain gutter along the roof edge of a two-story single family residence. He used a metal extension ladder to reach the work area, which measured at 18-feet high. While Employee #1 was standing on the ladder, installing rain gutters along the roof's edge, he fell. As Employee #1 fell, he struck his head against a corner of the first floor and then against the concrete floor below. Employee #1 was taken to UCLA Hospital, where he was hospitalized and treated for a spinal injury, causing paralysis. The incident investigation revealed that the lower part of ladder was tied but the upper section facing the second floor was not due the building was glassed in with paneling. Additionally, Employee #1 was not wearing any fall protection the ladder used was with missing a shoe.

Keywords:paralysis, building, spine, ladder, construction, equipment failure, back, fall, fall protection, tie-off

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300869450 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers
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