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Inspection: 1341831.015 - Helix Electric Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 1341831.015Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 08/22/2018

Helix Electric Inc
110 Westwood Plazanull
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 6795 Flandersnull, San Diego, CA 92121

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/17/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1341870 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,500 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $18,500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $3,285 $0 $3,285
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 342(A) 01/17/2019 $5,000 $5,000 $0 02/08/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  2. 02001 Other 1670(A) 01/17/2019 02/12/2019 $3,285 $13,500 $0 02/08/2019 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 112508.015Event: 08/09/2018Employee Falls From Ladder, Fractures Ribs And Lower Spine
At 7:45 a.m. on August 9, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an elect rical services company, were working at the rehabilitation of a three-story comm ercial building, a multi-employer construction project. They were installing ov erhead electrical conduit in the building's mechanical room. Both employees wer e working on overhead ductwork at a height of 17 feet one inch from the top of t he duct to the ground. They were using an extension ladder to access the ductwo rk. As the coworker performed work, Employee #1 assisted by getting tools, equi pment, and other items for the task. From his position on top of the duct, Empl oyee #1 attempted to descend the nearby extension ladder to obtain additional wo rk materials. As he started to transition from the top of the duct to the ladde r, he lost his balance and fell. He fell onto the mechanical unit and then cont inued falling, striking the concrete floor. Emergency services transported Empl oyee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of multiple fractur ed ribs and a lumbar (lower spine) vertebral fracture.
Keywords: back, construction, descending, duct, extension ladder, fall, fracture, installing, lost balance, material handling, rehabilitation, rib, spine, vertebra
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1341831.015 Hospitalized injury Electricians

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