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Inspection: 125873919 - Mcm Construction Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 125873919Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 11/13/2012

Mcm Construction Inc
3225 New Dock St
Long Beach, CA 90802
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1622/Bridge, Tunnel, and Elevated Highway Construction
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: P O Box 620, North Highlands, CA 95660

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/06/2013
Close Case:05/12/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint208786517 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $560 $0 $560
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A05 05/06/2013 05/23/2013 $0 $560 $0 05/20/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202531729Event: 11/06/2012Maintenance Worker Catches On Fire While Arc Cutting
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on November 6, 2012, Employee #1, a 35-year-old male temporary worker with Mcm Construction Inc., was working at a construction site in Long Beach, California. Employee #1 was attempting to remove and replace a broken tooth on the digging bucket at the maintenance yard for the Schuyler Helm Bridge replacement project. Employee #1 was performing repair on the Shanks clamp pocket by using air arc to cut old metal off to put on a new pocket. Prior to this task, Employee #1 had worked on a hydraulic valve at different location, about a five- minute drive from the construction site. After the hydraulic valve task was completed, Employee #1 did not put the flammable solvent-Tech Brake Parts Cleaner- bucket away before starting the cutting, grinding, and welding task. Employee #1 kept the plastic bucket and some dirty rags at the work-bench on the back of the truck. The work-bench was about 3 ft. above the ground and 10 ft. away from the cutting area. The grinding and cutting area was about 5 ft. above the ground. While Employee #1 was using an air arc to cut the old metal off the pocket, some sparks caught rags on fire behind the truck. Employee #1 pulled the rags underneath the bucket to put down the fire. The solvent splashed on his upper body and caught him on fire. Employee #1 suffered second and third degree burns to 40-percent of his upper body. Employee #1 was transported to St. Mary Long Beach Hospital and later was transferred to UCLA Burn Center, where he was hospitalized and treated for three and a half weeks.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, maintenance, ppe, fire, welder, earthmoving equip, welding, arc welding, cutting and burning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125873919 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Heavy equipment mechanics

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