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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315344945 - L-3 Communications

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego


Inspection Nr: 315344945
Report ID: 0950632
Open Date: 06/01/2012

Site Address:
L-3 Communications
10770 Wateridge Circle # 200
San Diego, CA 92121

Mailing Address:
4855 Ruffner Street Suite A, San Diego, CA 92111

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 335999/All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/04/2012


Close Case:11/19/2012

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101471043
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,230 $0 $5,230
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,230 $0 $5,230
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 10/08/2012 10/11/2012 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -  
2. 01002 Other 3203 A 10/08/2012 11/10/2012 $230 $230 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201078037
Event: 12/16/2011
Worker Fractures Ribs In Fall From Loading Dock

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on December 16, 2011, Employee #1 was working as a shipping and receiving technician for the L-3 Communications. L-3 Communications developed and manufactured communications equipment for commercial and military applications. Employee #1 went from an L-3 Communications central site in San Diego, CA, to another L-3 site in the same city to pick up boxes of materials. Employee #1's supervisor was at the central site at the time of the accident. Employee #1 stated that, prior to the accident, he had climbed from the box of the company's Ford F-150 pickup truck, with CA license 8U23531, to the truck loading dock. To do this, he had placed his knees on the concrete surface of the loading dock. Employee #1 stated that when he attempted to raise himself from the kneeling position to a standing position, he lost his balance. He then fell sideways from the loading dock to the road surface below. The truck loading dock was found to be in good condition, with no slip or trip hazards observed. The fall distance from the truck dock to the road surface below was approximately 4 feet (1.2 meters). Employee #1 sustained three fractured ribs and various contusions in the fall. Employee #1 was reported to have been hospitalized at Scripps La Jolla Hospital from December 16, 2011, to December 19, 2011. A coworker reported the accident to the Division on April 20, 2012. This delay was in violation of the reporting requirements of T8 CCR 342(a). The Division opened an inspection with the employer on June 1, 2012.

Keywords:chest, fracture, walking surface, manual mat handling, rib, fall, pickup truck, loading dock, lost balance, contusion

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315344945 Hospitalized injury Fracture Traffic, shipping and receiving clerks
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