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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126102243 - Beryl Lockhart Enterprises Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126102243Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 02/04/2002

Beryl Lockhart Enterprises Inc.
352 N. Grenola St.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
Mailing: 8306 Tujunga Ave., Sun Valley, CA 91352

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/15/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/24/2002
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $4,950 $0 $0 $820 $0 $5,770
Current Penalty $4,950 $0 $0 $820 $0 $5,770
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509 A 07/12/2002 07/24/2002 $410 $410 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 1541 K01 07/12/2002 07/24/2002 $410 $410 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 1511 A 07/12/2002 07/24/2002 $4,950 $4,950 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201163466Event: 02/04/2002Employee Sustains Emotional Trauma In Excavation Cave-In
At approximately 8:10 a.m., on February 4, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker were drilling a 75-ft-deep hole at a construction site located in St. Pacific Palisades, California. Employee #1 was a "swapper" while the coworker was a drill rig operator. The hole was dug to approximately 13 ft in depth and was slightly larger than 45 in. in diameter. While the auger was still 8 ft inside the hole and as it was being raised by the coworker using the drill rig, the surrounding soil, which was 3 to 4 ft around the perimeter of the excavation hole became unstable and caved in. At the time of accident, Employee #1 was working approximately 4 ft away from the perimeter of the hole, thus he fell inside the hole as it caved in. Employee #1 was buried by soil over his head and became unconscious for an undetermined length of time. Employee #1 was extricated by the Los Angeles Fire Department, and transported to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center where he stayed for treatment of emotional trauma, a scrape on his left cheek, and dirt in his eyes for 2 hours. He was then released.
Keywords: eye, rigging, construction, shaft, auger, fall, buried, cave-in, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126102243 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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