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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307163485 - Kas Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 307163485Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 12/22/2004

Kas Construction
546 W Compton Bl
Compton, CA 90014
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1751/Carpentry Work
NAICS: 238130/Framing Contractors
Mailing: 731 S Spring St Unit 403, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/22/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/13/2010
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 4 5
Current Violations 1 4 5
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $5,390 $0 $23,390
Current Penalty $1,800 $0 $0 $800 $0 $2,600
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 05/16/2005 05/19/2005 $500 $5,000 $0 07/26/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1509 A 05/16/2005 06/18/2005 $100 $130 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 1509 B 05/16/2005 06/18/2005 $100 $130 $0 07/26/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Other 1509 E 05/16/2005 06/18/2005 $100 $130 $0 07/26/2005 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001 Serious 17160002 G01 05/16/2005 05/19/2005 $1,800 $18,000 $0 07/26/2005 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201059441Event: 12/08/2004Employee Suffers Multiple Fractures In Fall From Roof
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on December 8, 2004, Employee #1, a laborer, who had only been working for a construction company for one month, was laying out sheets of plywood sheathing on the 2 by 6 feet nominal roof joists of a flat roof. The employer specializes in nonresidential wood frame construction. In order to complete the work quickly Employee #1 and a coworker, under the direction of a supervisor, began installing only whole pieces of plywood measuring approximately 4 by 8 feet. Because the plywood did not fit the roof area precisely, holes and gaps were left in various areas. In one particular spot a gap, measuring approximately two inches, was left at the end of one of the pieces of plywood which was tacked down with a few nails. As Employee #1 and the coworker were beginning to install smaller pieces of plywood to fill the gaps, Employee #1 stepped on the portion of the plywood with the two-inch gap. The gap came loose from its securing nails, causing Employee #1 to fall 15 feet 9 inches to a cement slab below. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for multiple fractures. Employee #1 had only been employed by the employer for approximately one month.
Keywords: wood erection, fracture, roof, construction, cementing, roofer, fall, work surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307163485 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, construction trades

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