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Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

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Inspection: 1417264.015 - Mendez Electric Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 1417264.015Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 07/22/2019

Mendez Electric Inc
6444 East 26th Street
Commerce, CA 90040
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 11643 Lochinvar St, Whittier, CA 90606

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/05/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1478274    
Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $5,310 $0 $21,510
Current Penalty $16,200 $0 $0 $5,310 $0 $21,510
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) 12/05/2019 $5,000 $5,000 $0 01/17/2020 -
  2. 01002 Other 3203(A) 12/05/2019 01/10/2020 $310 $310 $0 01/17/2020 -
  3. 02001 Serious 3657(J)(3) 12/05/2019 $16,200 $16,200 $0 01/17/2020 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 118196.015Event: 07/03/2019Employee Is Killed In Fall From Forklift Cage
At 4:30 p.m. on July 3, 2019, Employee #1 and his employer were performing electrical services at a warehouse. They were attempting to run electrical cables through a conduit located near the ceiling. The employer instructed Employee #1 to enter a forklift safety cage, whereupon the employer operated a Toyota Forklift to lift the cage. As Employee #1 began pulling the electrical cables through the conduit, the employer began repeatedly tilting the forklift mast forward and backward. Employee #1 fell backward and over the cage's double safety chains, a fall height of 5 feet, and landed head first on the concrete floor. Employee #1 sustained head trauma and was killed.
Keywords: safety bar, fall, electrical work, material handling, head, fall protection, electrician, electric cable, construction, work platform, work rules, concrete, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1417264.015 Fatality Other Electricians

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