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Inspection: 313388464 - American Ready Mix, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bakersfield District Office


Inspection Nr: 313388464
Report ID: 0950647
Open Date: 03/12/2013

Site Address:
American Ready Mix, Inc.
1141 W. Graaf Ave.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1778, Lake Isabella, CA 93240

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 327320/Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/09/2013


Close Case:07/13/2013

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102627742
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $870 $0 $870
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $870 $0 $870
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 3210 C 04/11/2013 04/28/2013 $435 $435 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 5157 C04 04/11/2013 04/28/2013 $435 $435 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202458030
Event: 02/13/2013
Employee Fractures Vertebrae In Fall From Concrete Mixer

At approximately 12:00 p.m. on February 13, 2013, an employee was working for a commercial and retail ready mix concrete company. Employee #1 was a fulltime permanent employee of the employer. He was standing on the raised axle of a concrete mixing truck jeep. Employee #1 was cleaning out the fill hopper on the concrete truck. The concrete mixer drum was manufactured by McNeilus, with Serial Number 64817-20112. It was mounted on a Kenworth three-axle truck with a hydraulic jeep. The truck had License Number 7C09548 and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) 1NKWL0EX73R893919. Employee #1 was not tied off while standing at an elevated location that was approximately 11 feet (3.4 meters) high. Employee #1 fell approximately 11 feet (3.4 meters) from the axle of a raised jeep on an 11-cubic yard (8.4-cubic meter) concrete mixer truck. Employee #1 fractured two vertebrae and a heel. The employer reported the incident to the Division at 12:46 p.m. that same day.

Keywords:fracture, cleaning, concrete mixer, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, lost balance, vertebra, foot

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313388464 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
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