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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1230750.015 - Pacific Steel Group

Inspection Information - Office: Ca American Canyon District Office

Nr: 1230750.015Report ID: 0950615Open Date: 05/04/2017

Pacific Steel Group
4700 Main St
Oakley, CA 94561
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: 2755 S Willow Ave, Bloomington, CA 92316

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:10/06/2017
Close Case:12/11/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $52,650 $0 $0 $0 $0 $52,650
Current Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $3,750 $0 $19,950
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3395(D)(1) 10/06/2017 $750 $6,750 $0 10/27/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 3395(E) 10/06/2017 $0 $6,750 $0 10/27/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  3. 03001 Serious 3395(G)(2) 10/06/2017 $16,200 $16,200 $0 10/27/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  4. 04001 Other 3395(H)(1) 10/06/2017 $3,000 $16,200 $0 10/27/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
Deleted 5. 05001 Serious 3395(H)(2) 10/06/2017 $0 $6,750 $0 10/27/2017 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 99569.015Event: 05/03/2017Worker Handling Rebar Is Sickened By Heat Stroke
At 2:50 p.m. on May 3, 2017, Employee #1, a new apprentice and Coworker #1, employed by a steel reinforcing company, were working at a multiemployer construction project for a storage building. It was Employee #1's third day working for the employer. They were in a trench/ditch and assembling steel rebar reinforcements for the building's footings. Employee #1 had been working since 9:00 a.m. Throughout the day, he and Coworker #1 had been moving 30-foot-long Number 5 rebar, each weighing approximately 30 pounds, plus other materials. They had been placing the rebar in trenches and then tying them. Just prior to the incident, Employee #1 and Coworker #1 had each moved 30 rebar, six bars per load, and placed them in a trench. As they began tying the bars, Coworker #1 saw that Employee #1 was slouched over, able to respond verbally but unable to move. Site workers carried Employee #1 to an unfinished construction shade structure, where Employee #1 lost consciousness. They administered first aid by applying cool water to his torso and called emergency services. Emergency services arrived and transported Employee #1 to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for heat stroke and renal (kidney) failure. The subsequent investigation determined that Employee #1 had rehydrated during a morning work break.
Keywords: rebar, construction, heat stroke, kidney, material handling, heat, work rules
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1230750.015 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers

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