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Inspection: 301131918 - Unison Properties And Assoc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Oakland

Nr: 301131918Report ID: 0950614Open Date: 02/15/2002

Unison Properties And Assoc.
778 Galway Dr.
San Leandro, CA 94580
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1521/General Contractors-Single-Family Houses
Mailing: 14 Hillside Court, Berkeley, CA 94704

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/06/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/05/2002
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $900 $0 $11,700
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $175 $0 $10,975
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 06/13/2002 06/19/2002 $175 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1509 A 06/13/2002 06/19/2002 $0 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Serious 1709 06/13/2002 06/19/2002 $10,800 $10,800 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201502838Event: 02/06/2002Employee Injured After Truss Fell On Him
On February 6, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker of Unison Properties and Associates were setting ten roof trusses on a single family home under construction. They began the job while standing on the top plate at the South end of the structure. The height from the top plate to the surface below was eight feet. As the trusses were being set, the ends of all the trusses on the East side of the building were braced and nailed in place. But only the first three trusses on the West side of the building were braced and nailed. After setting seven of the trusses in this manner, Employee #1 and coworker leaned two trusses against the last of the seven that had been previously put in place. In the process of putting the tenth truss in place, the two trusses that were leaning against the others began to fall in the direction of the Employee #1. He, at that time, was standing on the top plate near the South end of the house. The trusses fell striking Employee #1's left leg and pinning him to the top plate and fracturing his left ankle. He was hospitalized. Employee #1 was injured as a result of trusses not being braced laterally and progressively during construction to prevent them from buckling or overturning.
Keywords: truss, caught between, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301131918 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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