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Inspection: 300859675 - Ace Engineering Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 300859675Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 10/01/2002

Ace Engineering Inc.
16333 Fairfield Ranch Road
0hino Hills, CA 91761
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1521/General Contractors-Single-Family Houses
Mailing: 1880 Wright Avenue, La Verne, CA 91750

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/01/2002
Close Case:09/26/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362455347    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $375 $0 $18,375
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $600 $0 $600
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 12/12/2002 12/17/2002 $300 $375 $0 01/13/2003 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Other 1646 C 12/12/2002 12/17/2002 $300 $18,000 $0 01/13/2003 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 300859675Event: 08/26/2002Employee Fractures Vertebrae In Fall From Mobile Scaffold
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on August 26, 2002, Employee #1, a carpenter hired that morning from Local Hall L-944 by Ace Engineering, Inc., was using a rolling scaffold to attach a piece of cosmetic fascia to a large canopy under construction at the site of a sports complex. He was getting his pneumatic nail gun ready to drive in a nail when the scaffold moved backward and overturned. Employee #1 fell approximately 19 ft 8 in., down and across an array of concrete bleachers. He sustained compression fractures of the T-11 and T-12 vertebrae and a concussion. The four casters on the rolling scaffold were not locked.
Keywords: fracture, caster, mobile scaffold, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, concussion, vertebra, overturn
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300859675 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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