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Inspection: 307166728 - Anvil Steel

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 307166728Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 10/07/2005

Anvil Steel
5228 Escalante Dr
La Canada, CA 91011
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: 137 West 168th Street, Gardena, CA 90248

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/19/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/09/2008
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
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 1709 B03 01/23/2006 01/26/2006 $300 $12,600 $0 02/28/2006 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202451753Event: 10/04/2005Two Employees Fracture Legs When Steel Column Falls
On October 4, 2005, Employees #1 and #2 were working for a firm erecting wide flange, square tube structural steel for a two-story, single family residential construction project. The first story structure had been completed. The columns had been secured by anchor bolts, but the beams were held in place by temporary tack welds. The on-site supervisor then directed that the second-story columns be put in place before the temporary tack welds were replaced with permanent welds. This is the normal practice. At one point, a column for the second level was bolted to a beam in error, and a crane was needed to remove it. Employee #1 placed a ladder against the column and climbed it with a choker sling. His weight and that of the ladder against the column broke the tack welds holding its supporting beam. The beam rotated away from Employee #1, causing the ladder to fall with the column and its beam. Employee #1 jumped off the ladder a distance of about 10 feet to the cement pad below. He sustained a fracture to his right leg. Employee #2, working on the ground near the base of the ladder but with his back to the event, sustained a fracture to the left leg, as well as other injuries. Employee #1 was hospitalized, but there is no injury line for Employee #2. The main causal factor for this accident was inadequate bracing of the column.
Keywords: fracture, steel beam, ladder, welding, steel column, steel erection, fall, struck by, falling object, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307166728 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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