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Inspection: 313169260 - 1st Street Painting

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office


Inspection Nr: 313169260
Report ID: 0950631
Open Date: 02/22/2011

Site Address:
1st Street Painting
26226 Fern Glen
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Mailing Address:
22885 Savi Ranch Pkwy Suite F, Yorba Linda, CA 92887

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238320/Painting and Wall Covering Contractors

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/20/2011

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction


Close Case:08/15/2012

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102606415
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $28,800 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $33,800
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,800 $0 $5,800
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 04/22/2011 04/27/2011 $5,000 $5,000 $0 05/09/2011 W - Empr Withdrew  
2. 02001 Other 1637 C 04/22/2011 04/27/2011 $400 $14,400 $0 05/09/2011 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 03001 Other 3276 E16 C 04/22/2011 04/27/2011 $400 $14,400 $0 05/09/2011 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202552857
Event: 02/01/2011
Employee Is Injured In Fall From Stepladder

On February 1, 2011, an employee and three coworkers were in the process of painting the exterior of a 2-story condominium building. There was a 10-ft high patio cover built of lumber to partially block the sunlight. On top of this lumber covering, a corrugated plastic cover had been installed to block any rain water. While accessing the exterior surface of the building above this patio cover, they wanted to avoid stepping on the plastic cover on the patio which was likely to crack. In order to protect this plastic cover, they had setup an extension ladder next to the covered patio. This ladder was set up about two feet away from the edge of the patio cover and was extended from the ground level to the 14 feet high edge of a section of roof next to this patio cover. They attached a jack to this ladder just above the height of the patio top and setup a 16 feet long and 18 inches wide plank across the patio top. This plank was resting on one end at the above described ladder jack and the other end was setup on some lumber placed on an adjacent patio top which did not have a plastic covering. This plank was setup to barely clear the plastic patio cover to avoid any weight on the plastic. There was a window on the second story above this plank close to the ladder jack side. The employee was assigned the task of masking the edges of this window. In order to reach this window, he had setup a 6 feet stepladder on top of this plank leaning against the wall near this window. This stepladder was used in a folded/closed position. He was applying masking tape at the edges of the window while he was on the second or third rung of this stepladder. The plank under the stepladder slipped away from the wall, and it pushed away the extension ladder holding this plank as well. The employee and the stepladder fell onto concrete floor at the ground level. He fell about 12 feet. The employee suffered a head injury. Treatment included surgery, and he was hospitalized for 17 days followed by a long stay in a rehab center. The employee was not a contract employee. This employer was engaged in the exterior and interior painting for the commercial and residential buildings.

Keywords:head, stepladder, paint, fall

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313169260 Hospitalized injury Other Painters, construction and maintenance
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