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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119616076 - Tri-City Reinforcing Steel

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Francisco

Nr: 119616076Report ID: 0950611Open Date: 12/29/1994

Tri-City Reinforcing Steel
1790 Evans Street
San Francisco, CA 94188
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
Mailing: 379 Earhart Way, Livermore, CA 94550

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/29/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/02/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $300 $0 $5,300
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1512 B 01/20/1995 01/25/1995 $50 $150 $0 02/06/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1524 A01 01/20/1995 12/30/1994 $50 $150 $0 02/06/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 1511 A 01/20/1995 01/25/1995 $100 $5,000 $0 02/06/1995 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170204374Event: 12/23/1994Employee'S Knee Lacerated When Struck By Falling Rebar
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on December 23, 1994, a foreman was lowering 15 ft sections of size 10 rebar to Employee #1, who was inside the form work of the new Rankin pump station, approximately 15 ft beneath the rebar sections. The foreman lowering the rebar used plastic rope to tie a double half hitch 2 ft from the end of the rebar. He did not warn Employee #1 to move. The knot came undone and the rebar section fell approximately 15 ft, striking Employee #1 in the right knee and lacerating an artery. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: knee, rebar, unsecured, work rules, construction, laceration, struck by, artery, falling object, communication
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119616076 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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