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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300761426 - Robinsons May Co

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 300761426Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 07/17/2001

Robinsons May Co
300 Los Cerritos Mall
Cerritos, CA 90701
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5311/Department Stores
Mailing: 6160 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/23/2001
Close Case:08/16/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362027708    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $23,060 $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,060
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,310 $0 $1,310
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1675 L 10/24/2001 10/29/2001 $560 $5,060 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 23200002 A 10/24/2001 11/12/2001 $750 $18,000 $0 11/28/2001 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201033818Event: 07/10/2001Burn - Electrical Fault In Disconnect Switch
Employee #1 was working as a maintenance mechanic or maintenance engineer for a large department store. He was working from an aluminum ladder, attaching the leads of a voltmeter to the load side of a 480-volt disconnect switch to check for voltage. Although the system was energized, he was not wearing flame-resistant clothing, rubber insulating gloves, or suitable eye protection. An electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc knocked Employee #1 to the floor. Investigators found a screwdriver at the accident scene that they believed caused the fault. Employee #1 sustained second-degree burns to his right arm and first-degree burns to his face. He was hospitalized for 2 days for treatment of blisters and monitoring of vital signs. Normal skin color in the burned area of his arm was supposed to return in about 1 year.
Keywords: burn, e gi ii, electric arc, maintenance, electrical, electric switch, ppe, test equipment, skin, electrical fault
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300761426 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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