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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1013203.015 - La County Health Services

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 1013203.015Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 12/11/2014

La County Health Services
2051 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 622110/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Mailing: 1200 N. State St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/08/2015
Close Case:08/27/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident926606    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $23,620 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $93,620
Current Penalty $5,000 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $75,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3203(A) 06/09/2015 06/19/2015 $0 $6,750 $0 07/08/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3314(G) 06/09/2015 06/19/2015 $0 $8,435 $0 07/08/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 3314(J) 06/09/2015 06/19/2015 $5,000 $8,435 $0 07/08/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 04001 Willful 4002(A) 06/09/2015 06/19/2015 $70,000 $70,000 $0 07/08/2015 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 69445.015Event: 12/11/2014Employee Falls Into An Air Handler Fan And Is Killed
At 7:45 a.m. on December 11, 2014, Employee #1 was searching for a water leak in a humidifier inside of a York International PACE air handler. The employee entered fan room #4 on the ninth floor with two other workers, one of which was a supervisor. The employee entered the air handling room while the air blower was in operation to search for a water leak from a drain. Employee #1 walked near the unguarded 32 inch diameter air blower cage that housed a 42,000 cfm axial fan and was pulled into the fan while it was in operation. The employee was dismembered and killed.
Keywords: air conditioner, lockout/tagout, leak, leg, machine guarding, fan, unguarded, amputated, fall, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1013203.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

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