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Inspection: 1336412.015 - Southern Contracting Co

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 1336412.015Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 08/07/2018

Southern Contracting Co
4182 Quapaw Avenull
San Diego, CA 92117
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 238320/Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Mailing: 559 Twin Oaks Valley Rdnull, San Marcos, CA 92078

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/07/2018
Close Case:01/16/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 1592(E) 11/09/2018 11/26/2018 $18,000 $18,000 $0 11/15/2018 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 110239.015Event: 08/01/2018Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries When Struck By Excavator B
At 3:15 p.m. on August 1, 2018, an employee was working with two coworkers to ex cavate a trench using an excavator (Caterpillar 305E CR) with a twelve inch exca vator bucket along with a rotary hammer, a jack hammer and shovels to lay commun ication cables. At some point, coworker #1, operating the excavator, shut off th e excavator to go talk with the foreman. Meanwhile, the employee, who also acted as coworker #1's spotter, entered the deepest part of the trench (ten feet long by two feet wide and four feet, eight inches deep) to hand dig under the two fo ot wall that sat at grade above him. Coworker #2 was in another section using a jackhammer to loosen soil and was faced away from the employee. Coworker #1 retu rned to the excavator and started it up and began to dig in the same spot in the trench where the employee was working. The excavator bucket struck the employee , who was hospitalized for crushing injuries that include: fractures to lumbar v ertebra with spinal cord injury, fractures to left arm and leg, fractured ribs, acute head trauma, and multiple contusions.
Keywords: back, bucket , contusion, crushing, excavation, excavator, fracture, head, jackhammer, rib, rotary hammer, shovel, spine, struck by, traumatic, trench, vertebra
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1336412.015 Hospitalized injury Spotter

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