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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301330395 - Signs Express

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 301330395Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 08/26/2003

Signs Express
1522 S. Garfield Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1542/General Contractors-Nonresidential Buildings, Other than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
NAICS: 236220/Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Mailing: 2446 Merced Ave., S.El Monte, CA 91733

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/30/2004
Close Case:09/16/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $700 $0 $700
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $300 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509 B 01/27/2004 02/15/2004 $150 $175 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3203 B02 01/27/2004 02/15/2004 $150 $175 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Other 3203 A05 01/27/2004 02/15/2004 $0 $175 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Other 14001 C 01/27/2004 02/15/2004 $0 $175 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201797586Event: 08/14/2003Employee Injures Hand While Pouring Concrete Into Formwork
At approximately 12:20 p.m. on August 14, 2003, Employee #1 and a coworker were installing a business sign near the sidewalk of an establishment. They made a small excavation approximately 14 inches wide by 20 inches high by 60 inches long and installed formwork around the excavation. A ready mix concrete truck arrived to pour concrete into the formwork. The truck driver parked the truck on the road near the sidewalk, installed a 3-section delivery chute, and started pouring concrete into the formwork. Employee #1 was near the chute discharge end and noticed that concrete was not flowing in the chute. He put his right hand on the chute discharge end and tried to raise it a few inches so that concrete could flow. At the same time, the truck driver raised the chute with a control located on the side of truck. Employee #1's hand was scratched when it was caught between the metal chute and the formwork. He suffered cuts and deep lacerations on his right hand and palm and was transported to Garfield Medical Center where he was hospitalized overnight.
Keywords: excavation, concrete truck, construction, caught between, laceration, concrete, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301330395 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction trades, n.e.c.

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