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Inspection: 301282265 - Lewis & Sons Construction Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca South (Hh Unit)


Inspection Nr: 301282265
Report ID: 0950662
Date Opened: 07/28/2005

Site Address:
Lewis & Sons Construction Inc
1741 E La Habra Blvd
La Habra, CA 93526

Mailing Address:
2621 Greenriver Rd Suite 105, Corona, CA 92802

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 236116/New Multifamily Housing Construction (except Operative Builders)

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/09/2005

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction

Emphasis: L:Regionp1, S:Targeted Compl & Consult

Case Closed: 10/06/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101692838
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $5,300 $0 $16,100
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $1,300 $0 $12,100
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 11/09/2005 12/09/2005 $1,000 $5,000 $0 04/03/2006 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 3203 A 11/09/2005 12/09/2005 $300 $300 $0 04/03/2006 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 02001 Serious 1675 J 11/09/2005 11/16/2005 $10,800 $10,800 $0 04/03/2006 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201692035
Event: 07/13/2005
Employee Strikes Head And Is Killed When Ladder Falls

At 3:20 p.m. on July 13, 2005, Employee #1 was working at an apartment development in La Habra, CA., as a roofer for Lewis & Sons Construction, Inc. Using a company ladder, he had gone to the roof to get some flashing material. The ladder was not attached to the building. As Employee #1 was at the top of the ladder and starting to come back down, the ladder fell away from the wall onto a grassy area. Employee #1 hit his head against a concrete walkway and sustained an unspecified head injury. He was killed. The two-story apartment wall was 17 ft 9.63 in. tall from grade to the top of the flat roof, including a 9-inch fascia board at the top. Two witnesses stated that the upper end of the ladder did not reach the top of the roof and that it was not secured. The first witness said that the top rung of ladder was positioned below the fascia board. The second witness stated that the bottom end of the ladder was positioned four feet out from the wall, at the edge of a planter, and that it was "cockeyed" and not perpendicular to level.

Keywords:head, roof, work rules, ladder, roofer, fall, falling object

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301282265 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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