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Inspection: 1415096.015 - J.T. Thorpe & Sons, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Process Safety Management Unit - South

Nr: 1415096.015Report ID: 0950672Open Date: 07/11/2019

J.T. Thorpe & Sons, Inc.
3700 W 19th Street
Torrance, CA 90504
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 14540 Alondra Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/11/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3 6
Current Violations 3 3 6
Initial Penalty $68,000 $0 $0 $1,495 $0 $69,495
Current Penalty $68,000 $0 $0 $1,495 $0 $69,495
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(B)(1) 12/04/2019 12/19/2019 $375 $375 $0 12/11/2019 -
  2. 01002 Other 3395(H)(1) 12/04/2019 12/19/2019 $935 $935 $0 12/11/2019 -
  3. 01003 Other 5157(G)(4) 12/04/2019 12/19/2019 $185 $185 $0 12/11/2019 -
  4. 02001 Serious 3203(A)(7)(C) 12/04/2019 12/19/2019 $18,000 $18,000 $0 12/11/2019 -
  5. 03001 Serious 3203(A)(7)(D) 12/04/2019 12/19/2019 $25,000 $25,000 $0 12/11/2019 -
  6. 04001 Serious 3328(A) 12/04/2019 12/19/2019 $25,000 $25,000 $0 12/11/2019 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 117915.015Event: 07/11/2019Employee Is Struck And Killed When Jack Stand Fails
At 3:15 p.m. on July 11, 2019, Employee #1, a boilermaker, and two coworkers, employed by a refractory services company, were working at a multiemployer construction project, a refinery's tank farm. They were performing maintenance and repairs to a tank's interior floating roof and bottom. They made use of an employed-designed and fabricated jack stand to lift the floating roof inside the tank. The jack stand, which had not been designed to withstand the forces involved in lifting the floating roof, broke. The jack stand's metal top plate, which measured 24 inches by 24 inches and weighed approximately 50 pounds, struck Employee #1's face. Employee #1 sustained traumatic injuries to his face and was killed. The subsequent investigation determined that the employees had not been trained to use the lifting system. In addition, there were no employer records of employees having been trained to work in permit-required confined spaces or environments where exposure to heat-related illness could be reasonably anticipated, such as the interior of the tank where they were working when Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: repair, confined space, equipment failure, jack, maintenance, roof, installing, face, construction, untrained, struck by, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1415096.015 Fatality Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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