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Inspection: 126196807 - Spectrum Effects Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126196807Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 03/11/2002

Spectrum Effects Inc
1201 W 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7929/Bands, Orchestras, Actors, and Other Entertainers and Entertainment Groups
Mailing: 29729 Poppy Meadow Street, Canyon Country, CA 91387

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/09/2002
Close Case:11/12/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362568743    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $15,750 $0 $0 $125 $0 $15,875
Current Penalty $4,050 $0 $0 $125 $0 $4,175
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 08/09/2002 08/15/2002 $125 $125 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3380 C 08/09/2002 08/15/2002 $4,050 $15,750 $0 02/02/2003 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201163607Event: 02/22/2002Employee Injured In 30 Ft Fall Due To Broken Harness Line
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 22, 2002, Employee #1 was performing a 30 ft test jump, at a filming studio located at 1201 W. 5th Street in Los Angeles, CA 90017, for producers. The producers were interested in a special looking fall so a coworker tried different ways of rigging. Employee #1 was raised 30 ft by a scissor lift, stepped off and held onto a net. Employee #1 was seriously injured when a line connecting his body harness to a decelerator failed. The scissor lift drove off. Once the coworker gave the order, Employee #1 jumped away from the net. The Tech 12 line failed and Employee #1 fell to the ground hitting the edge of an existing stunt pad on the way down. Employee #1 was transported to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center where he was hospitalized for four days for treatment of a Lumbar-4 Compression Fracture.
Keywords: fracture, spine, test equipment, fall, fall protection, net, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126196807 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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