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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300788262 - J & J Fumingation

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 300788262Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 01/16/2002

J & J Fumingation
4379 Felton St
San Diego, CA 92104
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7342/Disinfecting and Pest Control Services
Mailing: 10744 Rockville St #101, Santee, CA 92071

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/07/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/24/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362066201    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $4,050 $0 $0 $225 $0 $4,275
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $560 $0 $560
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 06/11/2002 07/14/2002 $225 $225 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 3210 C 06/11/2002 06/21/2002 $335 $4,050 $0 07/11/2002 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201064847Event: 12/13/2001Antenna Touches Overhead Powerline And Shocks Worker
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on December 13, 2001, Employee #1, a 20 year-old male laborer with J & J Fumigation was on site to place a tarp over the house starting from the roof, for the purposes of fumigating. The crew consisted of five-workers; with two workers on top of the single story house with tarps. An existing TV antenna that measured twenty three-feet and four-inches in length was on top of the roof. The antenna was secured there by four wire ropes, anchored to the roof. When one of the wire rope guides broke on the antenna and it fell over onto a 12-kv power line next to the house. This energized the remaining three wire ropes attached to the antenna. At that moment Employee #1 was holding onto one of the wires ropes while performing his work. Employee was shocked, until his coworker was able to pull him away from the wire. Employee #1 suffered an electric shock and severe burns. Employee #1 was taken to UCSD Hillcrest, where he spent twenty-days in the hospital.
Keywords: shock, overhead power line, wire rope, antenna
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300788262 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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