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Inspection: 120226881 - Aa 1 Services Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 120226881Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 04/07/2003

Aa 1 Services Inc
405 Maple Ave
Torrance, CA 90503
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1721/Painting and Paper Hanging
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 15117 Illinois Ave, Paramount, CA 90723

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/14/2003
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)Close Case:03/21/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362032047    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,330 $0 $5,330
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $165 $0 $165
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 342 A 07/16/2003 07/21/2003 $0 $5,000 $0 07/28/2003 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 01002 Other 14300007 B03 07/16/2003 08/13/2003 $0 $165 $0 07/28/2003 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 01003 Other 1509 B 07/16/2003 08/13/2003 $165 $165 $0 07/28/2003 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201034824Event: 04/02/2003Two Employees Injured When Rolling Scaffold Collapses
On April 2, 2003, Employee #1 and other workers were doing sand blasting operations in a construction job site, inside a large water storage tank, owned by California Water Service Company. The tank was about 100 ft in diameter and 40 ft high and had two entrance doors on the ground level and one door at the top. The employees, including Employee #1 and a coworker used a rolling scaffold, which was assembled by the employees inside the tank. The rolling scaffold base area was 14 ft by 10 ft and the height was 30 ft. The rolling scaffold had six swivel casters which helped the employees to position the scaffold at different locations inside the tank. There was no manufacturer's name for the scaffold. At one point of the sand blasting operations, when the scaffold was pushed for repositioning purposes, one of the six swivel casters became disengaged from the scaffold, resulting in tipping and falling of the scaffold on the floor. Employee #1 and the coworker who were working on the top scaffold platform, fell and were injured. The coworker sustained head, chest, rib, and right ankle injury. Employee #1 sustained injuries to the head, neck and hip, together with a right hand fracture. Employee #1 was hospitalized at the Harbor General Hospital.
Keywords: blasting, fracture, head, sand, caster, collapse, construction, fall, tank, scaffold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120226881 Hospitalized injury Other Painters, construction and maintenance

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