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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300870615 - Little Giant Painting Co

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 300870615Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 06/15/2009

Little Giant Painting Co
1015 S. Crocker St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1721/Painting and Paper Hanging
NAICS: 238320/Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Mailing: 124 Gabriel Garcia Marquez St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/27/2009
Close Case:10/27/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202540563Event: 05/30/2009Employee Receives Electric Shock While In Boom Lift
At approximately 5:39 p.m. on May 30, 2009, an employee, self employed, was repainting the exterior of a three story commercial building. The employee used a boom lift to perform his task. He had the boom lift parked along the side of the street, and operated it from the basket. The employee raised the boom to about 25 feet high, and from the basket the employee used an extension pole to reach desired height. While the pole was raised, it contacted 25000 volt power line which created an arc and dropped electrical lines to the ground. The employee received an electrical shock to his left arm and left side of his body. Paramedics wee immediately called and responded to the accident. The paramedic crew operated the boom lift from the ground to bring the employee down. The employee was taken to USC County Hospital and was released after 8 hours. As a result of the accident, the employee suffered minor scratches on his left arm and no other injuries.
Keywords: hoisting mechanism, boom, electric shock, painter, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300870615 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Painters, construction and maintenance

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