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Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $12,500 $0 $0 $1,350 $0 $13,850
Current Penalty $12,500 $0 $0 $1,350 $0 $13,850
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B02 05/07/1999 05/21/1999 $450 $450 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A 05/07/1999 05/21/1999 $450 $450 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 3203 A 05/07/1999 05/21/1999 $450 $450 $0 -
  4. 02001 Serious 1712 E 05/07/1999 05/12/1999 $6,250 $6,250 $0 -
  5. 03001 Serious 1712 C02 05/07/1999 05/12/1999 $6,250 $6,250 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201032083 Event: 10/19/1998Employee Impaled On Rebar In Fall From Scaffold
At 11:40 a.m. on November 19, 1998, Employee #1, a steel worker, was erecting a rebar wall to serve as a foundation for a cement structure at the site of renovations to the 17th Street dumping station in Long Beach, CA. The structure would serve as a holding area where water from the streets could be collected and then pumped into the river. Employee #1 was on a 10 ft high scaffold, tying horizontal and vertical rebar together when he reached out to grab a template, lost his footing, and fell. He landed on his feet but the force caused him to lose his balance and fall backward onto some 21 in. long #5 dowels. Employee #1 became impaled on these dowels through his right thigh and armpit. He was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center, where he was treated for puncture injuries and released six days later. The causal factors of the accident were (1) the unprotected rebar; and (2) the employee failing to use a safety belt. The employer was cited for a violations of T8CCR 1712(c)(2) and T8CCR 1712(e).
Keywords: rebar, impaled, work rules, slip, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance, puncture, scaffold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300756939 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported

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