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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300760063 - Summa Properties Watson Center Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 300760063Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 01/17/2001

Summa Properties Watson Center Llc
1111 Watson Center Rd
Carson, CA 90745
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7349/Building Cleaning and Maintenance Services, Not Elsewhere
Mailing: 1355 Allenford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/20/2001
Close Case:10/31/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362430670    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $18,900 $0 $0 $750 $0 $19,650
Current Penalty $18,900 $0 $0 $750 $0 $19,650
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 04/20/2001 04/25/2001 $250 $250 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 1509 A 04/20/2001 05/04/2001 $250 $250 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 1509 B 04/20/2001 05/04/2001 $250 $250 $0 -
  4. 02001 Serious 1646 B01 04/20/2001 04/25/2001 $5,400 $5,400 $0 -
  5. 03001 Serious 1646 F02 04/20/2001 04/25/2001 $13,500 $13,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201033586Event: 10/21/2000Two Employees Are Injured In Fall From Scaffold
On October 21, 2000, Employee #1 and #2 were installing aluminum citing sheets on the underside of a warehouse roof, using a rolling scaffold. The two employees were working from two manufactured planks of a rolling scaffold at an elevation of about 25 feet from ground. The scaffold collapsed as it stopped after it was pushed to a distance of about 2-3 feet by the person directing the work. The rolling scaffold was installed with three tiers; each tier was measured at approximately 9 feet high, with end horizontal members spaced at about 15 inches apart. The plank that the employees were standing on was supported on the second from the top member, which places the elevation of work to be about 25 feet. The rolling scaffold had a base dimension of 5-ft by 10-ft. At the time of the accident, no outriggers had been installed. It had no manufacturer's plate nor was the employer able to provide manufacturer's instructions on the unit. After the accident, Employee #1 could not move his lower extremities and was hospitalized for eight days. Employee #2 suffered pain in the rib cage area and was released the same day. The major causal factor of the accident was the insufficient base to height ratio of the rolling when it was moved. The employer owned and managed the property where the accident happened. At the time of the accident, the property owner had a part time maintenance person. This maintenance person contacted the employees to perform the job and directed the work operations. He was also involved in the erection of the scaffold.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, mobile scaffold, construction, scaffold collapse, back, rib, concussion, work surface, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300760063 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers
2 300760063 Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction laborers

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