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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301334611 - Stater Brothers

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 301334611Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 03/10/2005

Stater Brothers
1145 E Alosta Ave
Azusa, CA 91702
Union Status: Union
SIC: 5411/Grocery Stores
NAICS: 445110/Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores
Mailing: 21700 Barton Rd, Colton, CA 92324

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/11/2005
Close Case:12/28/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362497158    
 Accident362601221    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $33,180 $0 $0 $185 $0 $33,365
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $485 $0 $18,485
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3277 F04 07/11/2005 08/13/2005 $185 $185 $0 -
  2. 02001 Other 3203 A04 07/11/2005 07/21/2005 $150 $5,060 $0 11/09/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Other 3203 A06 07/11/2005 07/21/2005 $150 $5,060 $0 11/09/2005 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 04001 Serious 3203 A07 07/11/2005 07/21/2005 $0 $5,060 $0 11/09/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 05001 Serious 3280 07/11/2005 06/25/2005 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201799475Event: 03/09/2005Technician Is Killed In Fall From Ladder
At approximately 12:24 p.m. on March 9, 2005, an employee was working as a senior electronic technician at a Stater Brothers grocery store in Azusa, CA. He had been sent there to work on an antenna, which was mounted to the ceiling above Aisle 18. A coworker had retrieved a 12-foot Cuprum brand Model 410 A-frame glass fiber stepladder for the technician's use and was holding on to the ladder. According to the coworker, the technician was on the third or fourth step of the ladder, when one of the rear legs of the ladder split, causing the ladder to fall. The technician fell too; he died when he hit the floor. Police took the ladder as evidence. An attempt had been made to repair one of the ladder's legs with what looked like electrical tape prior to the accident. As a result of the investigation, an accident-related citation was to be issued for not removing the ladder from service after it had been damaged.
Keywords: head, inadequate maint, work rules, ladder, electronic technicn, equipment failure, fall, antenna, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301334611 Fatality Other Electrical and electronic technicians

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