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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301328951 - Diamond Bar Electric

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 301328951Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 09/11/2002

Diamond Bar Electric
16321 E Arrow Hwy
Irwindale, CA 91706
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 3227 Producer Way #103, Pomona, CA 91768

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/18/2002
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)Close Case:09/13/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $24,750 $0 $0 $225 $0 $24,975
Current Penalty $12,735 $0 $0 $150 $0 $12,885
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 02/24/2003 03/19/2003 $150 $225 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 23400022 A 02/24/2003 03/19/2003 $0 $4,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 23200007 C 02/24/2003 03/19/2003 $135 $4,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 04001 Serious 23200006 A 02/24/2003 03/19/2003 $0 $4,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 05001 Serious 23200004 A 02/24/2003 03/19/2003 $12,600 $12,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201796620Event: 09/03/2002Employee Fractures Hip In Fall After Electric Shock
On September 3, 2002, Employee #1, a foreman with Diamond Bar Electric, was working on a job at a pet food store in Irwindale, CA. The store has a service contract with the company for electric work on an as-needed basis. Employee #1 reported to the site around 7.30 a.m. and, after getting his assignment, began work on wiring a circuit breaker for supplying power to a duplex outlet on the wall of the production area, about 35 feet away from the electrical panel. He was working alone for this task, and he de-energized several circuit breakers before retrieving a 12 ft plastic A-frame ladder from another room and placing it to reach the ceiling near the wall. With his right hand, he started using a metal fish tape to pull a conductor through the conduit. He received an electric shock as soon as soon as he touched the conduit with his left hand. Employee #1 fell from the ladder to the floor, fracturing his left hip. He was transported to Kaiser Permanente in Baldwin Park, where he underwent surgery and was treated for six days. The ladder was inspected on September 18, 2002, and was found to be in good working condition. Employee #1 did not place any warning signs or tags on or near the panel before leaving the power area; apparently, a coworker in the area turned the breakers on without informing him. Employee #1 stated that he had tested and checked the voltage on that conductor and found nothing, so he felt it was safe to work on the de-energized conductor and duplex outlet. Employee #1 said he had no warning signs and had not been provided any by his company. The employer was cited for a violation, regulatory, of T8CCR342(a); a violation, serious, of T8CCR 2320.6(a); a violation, serious, of T8CCR 2340.7(c); a violation, serious, of T8CCR 2340.22(a); and a violation, serious, of T8CCR 2340.4(a).
Keywords: fracture, work rules, ladder, construction, lockout, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, fall, hip, warning sign
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301328951 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians

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