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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119829158 - Chk Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 119829158Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 08/10/2000

Chk Inc
6310 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 3774 Birch St., San Diego, CA 92113

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/19/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/21/2000
Emphasis: S:Lead In Construction

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362569600    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201162021Event: 08/10/2000Employee Injured In Fall When Rolling Platform Overturned
At approximately 6:59 a.m. on August 10, 2000, Employee #1 was washing the outdoor logo of a K-Mart store in Los Angeles, CA. He was using an elevated, wheeled platform while his coworker/brother was on the pavement. For some reason, Employee #1's brother pushed the platform, but because the wheels were locked, the platform tipped over and Employee #1 fell to the ground. He sustained multiple contusions and was transported to Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he was treated and released later that same day. Neither Employee #1 nor his coworker/brother were inadequately trained in the proper use of and safe practices regarding the wheeled platform, particularly the danger inherent in riding a rolling platform as it is being moved.
Keywords: platform, caster, building, work rules, construction, riding on equipment, fall, elevated work plat, untrained
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119829158 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Vehicle washers and equipment cleaners

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