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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309910743 - At&T Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 309910743
Report ID: 0950635
Date Opened: 08/27/2008

Site Address:
At&T Services, Inc.
1724 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505

Mailing Address:
100 W Alondra Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 517110/Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/19/2008


Case Closed: 07/08/2009

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362463887
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,375 $0 $5,375
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,375 $0 $5,375
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 3203 A 10/02/2008 10/22/2008 $375 $375 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 342 A 10/02/2008 10/07/2008 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202528774
Event: 08/06/2008
Employee Fractures Arm In Fall From Ladder

At 6:00 p.m. on August 6, 2008, Employee #1, a regular employee systems technician for AT & T Services OCS Division, was performed work on the cellular installation on the roof of the Public Storage building in Torrance, California. He was descending to the third floor through a pneumatic-assisted metal hatch above a fixed metal ladder, on the third floor wall. Employee #1 used the hatch to access the roof. However, he did not use that hatch cover before that day and did not know how it would close. That hatch cover, when released of descending rapidly until about 2 ft from the operator's head, was starting coasting slowly down as the pneumatic cylinders compressed. Employee #1 stepped onto the ladder, pulled the hatch toward him, and then began descending. Employee #1 thought that hatch cover was going to hit his head. While avoiding the hatch, Employee #1 lost his balance and fell 10.5-ft from the ladder to the floor. Employee #1 sustained a compound fracture to his left arm. Employee #1 was taken to the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, California, where he underwent a surgery on his arm and was hospitalized for two days.

Keywords:fracture, cover, installing, roof, hatch, ladder, fall, arm, lost balance

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309910743 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electrical and electronic technicians
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