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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120158977 - Wells Fargo Guard Services

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 120158977Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 01/05/1995

Wells Fargo Guard Services
1633 E 4th St #286
Santa Ana, CA 92680
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7381/Detective, Guard, and Armored Car Services

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/05/1995
Close Case:01/13/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170585657Event: 12/05/1994Security Guard Injured In Fall Into Hotel Shaft
At approximately 5:00 a.m., Employee #1, a security guard for a guard service firm, was making his rounds at a hotel/restaurant when he heard an unusual sound come from an enclosed area next to the hotel. This area was enclosed by a solid board wall approximately 10 ft high, with an opening where several boards had been removed. When Employee #1 entered the area to investigate, he stepped onto an old, rusted metal grating and fell through it approximately 15 ft to the concrete floor of an exhaust shaft for the hotel's ventilating system. He was hospitalized with foot fractures. The noise that Employee #1 was investigating was not identified.
Keywords: fracture, air shaft, grating, walking surface, corrosion, fall, security guard, ankle, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120158977 Hospitalized injury Fracture Guards and police, excluding public service
2 120158977 Hospitalized injury Fracture Guards and police, excluding public service

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