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Inspection: 125487611 - A. Ruiz Construction Co. & Associates, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Francisco

Nr: 125487611Report ID: 0950611Open Date: 08/14/1998

A. Ruiz Construction Co. & Associates, Inc.
Davidson Street & Ranklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1541/General Contractors-Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
Mailing: 1615 Cortland Ave.Attn:Carl Zucchelli (Proj. Mgr.), San Francisco, CA 94110

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/24/1998
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/16/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362195711    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $5,125 $0 $0 $250 $0 $5,375
Current Penalty $5,125 $0 $0 $250 $0 $5,375
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3410001 A 10/02/1998 10/07/1998 $250 $250 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 15410001 A01 10/02/1998 10/07/1998 $625 $625 $0 11/02/1998 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 03001 Serious 1632 F 10/02/1998 10/07/1998 $4,500 $4,500 $0 11/02/1998 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170204929Event: 08/14/1998Employee Injured In Fall Into Open Manhole
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on August 14, 1998, Employee #1, a laborer at Ruiz Construction Company & Associates, Inc., was assisting with a structural wall as a sewer line was being installed in a building. He stepped backward and fell approximately 14 ft into a 30 in. hole. Employee #1 sustained bumps and bruises, and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital. This accident resulted from failure to cover or provide guarding for the manhole opening, a violation of T8CCR 1632(h). After the accident, the hole was covered and barricaded.
Keywords: manhole cover, barrier guard, work rules, construction, fall, walking backward, manhole, unguarded, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125487611 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers

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