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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119690980 - Supertex Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fremont District Office

Nr: 119690980Report ID: 0950612Open Date: 06/16/2003

Supertex Inc
71 Vista Montana
San Jose, CA 95134
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3674/Semiconductors and Related Devices
NAICS: 334413/Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/22/2003
Close Case:07/22/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102407186    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $6,235 $0 $28,735
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $6,235 $0 $15,235
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 09/29/2003 10/02/2003 $5,000 $5,000 $0 A - Amendment
  2. 01002 Other 3203 B01 09/29/2003 10/02/2003 $450 $450 $0 A - Amendment
  3. 01003 Other 3203 B02 09/29/2003 10/02/2003 $450 $450 $0 A - Amendment
  4. 01004 Other 3209 A 09/29/2003 10/02/2003 $335 $335 $0 A - Amendment
  5. 02001 Serious 3270 B 09/12/2003 10/16/2003 $9,000 $22,500 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202313466Event: 05/23/2003Employee Falls From Ladder
On May 23, 2003, Employee #1 was checking and recording facilities equipment into a system. He climbed up a fixed metal ladder to the scrubber unit. He stopped at the magnesium hydroxide tank. He removed the lid and checked twice inside the tank to record the fluid levels. Employee #1 fell approximately 11 feet from the ladder to the surface below. It is not clear why he fell. His Employer did not provide a platform and safe access to the tank. Employee #1 received a concussion, a laceration, and a fractured arm and wrist, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No witnesses observed the accident, and Employee #1 does not remember falling. --
Keywords: fracture, ladder, laceration, fall, arm, concussion, lost balance, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119690980 Hospitalized injury Concussion Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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