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Inspection: 1506805.015 - Southwest Steel Of California, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 1506805.015Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 12/16/2020

Southwest Steel Of California, Inc.
3951 West Century Blvd.Null
Inglewood, CA 90301
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: 280 Sunpac Ave.Null, Henderson, NV 89011

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/15/2021
Close Case:06/15/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1706950    
 Inspection1506810 Yes  
 Inspection1506817 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 137355.015Event: 12/16/2020Apprentice Is Killed When Crushed During Steel Erection
At 6:33 a.m. on December 16, 2020, Employee #1, an iron worker apprentice employ ed by a steel erection company, and a jobsite coworker who was operating a crane , were engaged in steel erection during construction of a new two-story commerci al building. Employee #1 was preparing to connect one end of a rod - which woul d act as a diagonal brace - to the bottom corner of the two-story metal frame. The rod was suspended from the crane's cable. The crane operator inadvertently came into contact with the crane controls, and the cable and attached rod were j erked upward. Employee #1 was pinned between the rod and the metal frame/column he was leaning against. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic crushing i njuries and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, boom support cable, brace, caught between, construction, crane, crushed, equipment operator, installing, iron worker, metal pole, pinned, steel column, steel connecting, steel erection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1506805.015 Fatality Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker

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