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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300811486 - Roof Pros

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura

Nr: 300811486Report ID: 0950645Open Date: 07/18/2001

Roof Pros
Victoria Ave. Ventura High School
Ventura, CA 93003
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1761/Roofing, Siding, and Sheet Metal Work
Mailing: 4651 Puente Plaza, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/18/2001
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)Close Case:09/13/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $545 $0 $11,345
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $310 $0 $310
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1510 A 11/13/2001 12/01/2001 $110 $195 $0 02/04/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1509 A 11/13/2001 12/01/2001 $0 $175 $0 02/04/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 342 A 11/13/2001 12/01/2001 $100 $175 $0 02/04/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 1514 E 11/13/2001 11/23/2001 $100 $10,800 $0 02/04/2002 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201095015Event: 05/04/2001Employee Suffered Burns To Right Hand From Hot Asphalt
On May 4, 2001, a roofer for Roof Pros, suffered second-degree and third-degree burns to his right hand, when he slipped and splashed hot asphalt from the bucket into his glove. Employee #1 had been working for this small roofing company for less than a week, having a maximum of 8 months experience in the roofing industry. Because of the lack of qualifying experience, Employee #1 was hired as a preparation roofer only. Four days into the job, without any special training, other than the operating controls of the asphalt kettle, Employee #1 is instructed by the foreman to carry hot asphalt buckets on the roof. At the time of the accident, he was wearing a leather/cotton glove, with loose cuffs, which he had found on the job site. Employee #1 slipped on the loose gravel on the roof, loosing control of the bucket, and hot asphalt splashed inside the glove through the loose cuffs. A total of four coworkers were in the crew the day of the accident, two of which were identified as witnesses. The investigation concluded that improper gloves, with loose cuffs, were worn by the roofer, allowing hot asphalt to splash inside at the wrist. Employee #1 was transported by the foreman to the Ventura Memorial Hospital, and then sent to the Sherman Oaks Burn Center, where he remained for two weeks, to receive skin grafts.
Keywords: burn, roof, glove, slip, hot asphalt, skin, hand, asphalt
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300811486 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Roofers

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