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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1292449.015 - Desert Crane Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 1292449.015Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 01/30/2018

Desert Crane Service, Inc.
47900 Portola Ave.Null
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 68365 Perez Roadnull, Cathedral City, CA 92234

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/11/2018
Close Case:03/08/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $20,137 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,137
Current Penalty $14,737 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,737
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 4999(A) 07/11/2018 $3,937 $3,937 $0 07/24/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  2. 02001 Serious 4999(C)(1) 07/11/2018 $10,800 $16,200 $0 07/24/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 102754.015Event: 01/16/2018Employee Is Struck By Falling Tree And Incurs Multiple Injur
At 10:00 a.m. on January 16, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a cr ane services company, were engaged in rigging a large tree and lifting it by cra ne for placement at a zoo. Coworker #1, the supervisor, was operating an HTC 86 90 link-belt crane, while Employee #1 rigged the tree with chains and slings for offloading from a flatbed truck. As Coworker #1 prepared to lift the tree with the crane, the tree tipped over, falling and striking Employee #1. Emergency s ervices were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He requir ed treatment for multiple injuries, including two compressed vertebrates, a disl ocated hip, and a fractured pelvis. Employee #1 was hospitalized for 3.5 weeks.
Keywords: construction, crane, falling object, hip, off loading, pelvis, rigging, tree, unsecured, vertebra
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1292449.015 Hospitalized injury Helpers, construction trades

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