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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126151208 - Clearchannel Outdoor

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126151208Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 10/13/2004

Clearchannel Outdoor
Cor Of Highland & Franklin
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Union Status: Union
SIC: 7312/Outdoor Advertising Services
NAICS: 541850/Display Advertising
Mailing: 19320 Harborgate Way, Torrance, CA 90501

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/04/2005
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/13/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $750 $0 $750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 04/04/2005 04/07/2005 $750 $5,000 $0 10/05/2005 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201166477Event: 10/05/2004Employee Seriously Injured In Fall
Around 11:20 a.m. on October 5, 2004, Employee #1 and a coworker were changing a billboard at the corner of North Highland Ave. and Franklin Ave. in Los Angeles, CA. The billboard was about 30-ft long 12-ft high and set on a platform about 30-ft above ground. Once on the platform, Employee #1 positioned a hook ladder on the center of the billboard; he unhooked his lifeline and moved to the hook ladder. According to Employee #1, the ladder shifted slightly and caused him to lose balance and footing. He fell legs first and was transported by paramedics to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA, where he underwent surgery and remained for ten days.
Keywords: lifeline, ladder, ladder hooks, fall, advertising sign
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126151208 Hospitalized injury Fracture Advertising and related sales occupations

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