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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300812989 - M & D Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Ventura

Nr: 300812989Report ID: 0950645Open Date: 04/12/2002

M & D Construction
Socorro Way & Williams Dr.
Oxnard, CA 93030
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1521/General Contractors-Single-Family Houses

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/15/2002
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)Close Case:06/27/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362146300    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $16,650 $0 $0 $350 $0 $17,000
Current Penalty $11,115 $0 $0 $350 $0 $11,465
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509 A 09/13/2002 09/26/2002 $350 $350 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 1675 I 09/13/2002 09/21/2002 $315 $3,150 $0 11/04/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 1675 J 09/13/2002 09/21/2002 $10,800 $13,500 $0 11/04/2002 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201095924Event: 03/15/2002Employee Sustains Fractures And Paralysis From Fall
At approximately 2:39 p.m. on March 15, 2002, Employee #1, was involved in setting up modular offices at construction sites for GE Capital. The employee had seven years experience with the company and 28 years in the trade (setting up offices). Employee #1 was climbing the ladder to access the roof and was carrying a torch to heat up the pit seal to join the two halves and weatherproof it. Employee #1 was on the second to last step from the roof when suddenly a gust of wind blew him and the extension ladder that he was using to access the roof. Employee #1 fell approximately 12 ft. landing on his head first. Employee #1 was taken to Saint John's Emergency Room where he was hospitalized for 46 days. Employee #1 was later transferred to Saint Jude Hospital in Fullerton, CA and then to Care Meridian in Artesia, CA. Employee #1 sustained a broken neck, broken spinal cord, crushed chest, and paralysis as a result of the fall.
Keywords: fracture, high wind, paralysis, extension ladder, roof, carpenter, construction, torch, fall, neck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300812989 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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