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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1257366.015 - City Of Escondido

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 1257366.015Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 08/23/2017

City Of Escondido
Outfall Manhole #11 (Near Harmony Grove)Null
Escondido, CA 92025
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 221310/Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
Mailing: 201 N. Broadwaynull, Escondido, CA 92025

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/21/2017
Close Case:01/16/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1237149    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $980 $0 $980
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $980 $0 $980
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(A) 12/21/2017 $560 $560 $0 Z - Issued
  2. 01002 Other 3395(I) 12/21/2017 01/26/2018 $420 $420 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 98389.015Event: 06/27/2017Employee Fractures Leg In Fall And Is Hospitalized
At 10:00 a.m. on June 27, 2017, Employee #1 and a coworker were assigned to chec k manhole #11 at a remote conservation land location. The sewer manholes were lo cated behind a gate along a dirt road with bushes, trees and rocky terrain. The manhole weighed 250 ponds, was 36 inches in diameter, and was raised in a cemen t casing, about 18 inches above grade. Adjacent to the manhole was an outcrop o f rocks ranging in size from a half foot to a foot in length. After inspecting t he manhole, both Employee #1 and the coworker worked to put the manhole cover ba ck into place. As the coworker used a crowbar to lift the manhole lid, Employ ee #1 used one of his heels to inch the cover back into place. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell backwards, catching his left leg in the outcrop of rocks. H is leg twisted as he fell, resulting in a fracture. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injury.
Keywords: caught in, fall, fracture, leg, lost balance, manhole cover, rock, sewer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1257366.015 Hospitalized injury Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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