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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301333035 - A & M Engineering Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 301333035Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 08/24/2004

A & M Engineering Inc
15854 Salvertierra St
Irwindale, CA 91706
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8711/Engineering Services
NAICS: 541330/Engineering Services

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/24/2004
Close Case:09/16/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101800464    
 Accident362495384    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $28,800 $0 $0 $5,350 $0 $34,150
Current Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $5,275 $0 $19,675
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 12/24/2004 02/14/2005 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 461 C 12/24/2004 01/26/2005 $275 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 3203 A 12/24/2004 01/14/2005 $0 $14,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 03001 Serious 3270 A 12/24/2004 01/14/2005 $14,400 $14,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201798899Event: 07/02/2004Employee Suffers Fracture In Fall From Storage Rack
Employee #1, a production manager at an aircraft and missile components and assemblies manufacturer (machine shop), was working in the warehouse. Employee #1 was retrieving a piece of tooling that was stored on a high shelf. Employee #1 climbed up the shelves of the storage racks directly instead of using a lift or a ladder. This practice had been done "many times" without incident. While climbing down from a height of approximately 10 ft, Employee #1 slipped and landed on the cement floor of the warehouse with his left foot. The distance between the racks exceeded 12 in. and the spacing between the racks was not uniform. The fall resulted in a fracture of Employee #1's left lower leg, which required surgery and hospitalization for three days.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, slip, descending, fall, storage rack, storage area, work surface, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301333035 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, production occupations

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