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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310097548 - Union 76

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office

Nr: 310097548Report ID: 0950613Open Date: 04/19/2010

Union 76
101 S. Mayfair Blvd.
Daly City, CA 94015
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5541/Gasoline Service Stations
NAICS: 447110/Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores
Mailing: 700 South Bernardo Ave. Ste 103, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/15/2010
Close Case:07/17/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $250 $0 $250
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $250 $0 $250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 23400016 B01 06/15/2010 08/01/2010 $125 $125 $0 A - Amendment
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A 06/15/2010 08/01/2010 $125 $125 $0 A - Amendment
  3. 01003 Other 23400024 06/15/2010 07/02/2010 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 23400021 A 06/15/2010 07/02/2010 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201127594Event: 04/18/2010Employee Is Electrocuted And Killed When Changing Lightbulbs
At approximately 1:25 p.m. on April 18, 2010, Employee #1 was replacing fluorescent light bulbs at a gas station. A coworker instructed Employee #1 to remove a fluorescent light bulb and go buy four replacement bulbs like it. The arrangement of the fluorescent light bulbs was in two perpendicular rows, which comprised a 16 foot long fluorescent panel. Each row had the capacity to hold at least three fluorescent light bulbs approximately ten inches apart. To remove the fluorescent light bulb, Employee #1 climbed on top of a tire inflating air compressor machine, approximately three feet six inches high. Employee #1 grabbed onto the florescent light bulb, which was approximately seven feet six inches above the ground, in order to remove it. As Employee #1 touched towards the left end of the fluorescent light bulb, he started shaking in the upper torso, jerked continuously, and hopped back down from the tire inflating air compressor machine. He landed on his feet and fell backwards, buttocks first. Employee #1 was shaking on the ground and then lay motionless. A coworker called 911, and the police department, the fire department and an ambulance arrived immediately. All confirmed that Employee #1 did not have a pulse. Employee #1 was transported to Seton Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 1:57 p.m. According to the San Mateo coroner, Employee #1 was electrocuted. Upon examination of the light ballasts using a voltmeter, the voltage reading was approximately 700 volts alternating current (AC). Thus, the ballast failed as its voltage increased to 700 volts AC and fluctuating. The switch from the electrical panel inside the gas station to turn off the fluorescent lights could not be located.
Keywords: ballast--lighting, maintenance, electrocuted, lighting fixture, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310097548 Fatality Electric Shock Cashiers
2 310097548 Fatality Electric Shock Cashiers

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