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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307036012 - Raphaels Party Rentals

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 307036012Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 12/21/2006

Raphaels Party Rentals
1140 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7359/Equipment Rental and Leasing, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 532299/All Other Consumer Goods Rental
Mailing: 8606 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA 92126

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/23/2007
Close Case:06/30/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101064053    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,120 $0 $6,120
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $3,060 $0 $3,060
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 23400016 C 05/25/2007 06/07/2007 $280 $280 $0 06/20/2007 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 23400021 05/25/2007 06/21/2007 $280 $280 $0 06/20/2007 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Other 3203 A07 05/25/2007 06/27/2007 $0 $560 $0 06/20/2007 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 01004 Other 342 A 05/25/2007 05/31/2007 $2,500 $5,000 $0 06/20/2007 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201070810Event: 12/06/2006Employee Is Struck In Both Knees By Falling K Rail
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on December 6, 2006, Employee #1 was working on the pier of cruise ship terminal in San Diego, California. He was removing one tent and replacing it with a larger tent that was to be used to screen passengers coming off of the cruise ships. Forklift operators from another company working onsite were using two forklifts to move a container and to reposition the cement K-rails that were to be used as a semi-permanent barrier on the back sides of the tent. While Employee #1 was putting together the tent poles, the driver operating the smaller of the two forklift trucks was moving the K-rails. The driver did not see the employee bent over on the other side of the cement rails. When the forklift operator tried to move the K-rail, he knocked it over and it struck the employee on the other side just as he was standing up. The 2-ton concrete rail struck the employee on the back of his knees and knocked him over. Employee #1 was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, where he underwent treatment for ligament injury to both knees. He was hospitalized for four days. He later had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee.
Keywords: knee, pier, ligament, industrial truck, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307036012 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Truck drivers, light

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