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Inspection: 310494000 - First Electric Services

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 310494000Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 12/19/2008

First Electric Services
2816 East 11th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7699/Repair Shops and Related Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 811310/Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
Mailing: 2405 6th Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90023

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/08/2009
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,700 $0 $6,700
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,700 $0 $6,700
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 06/08/2009 06/11/2009 $5,000 $5,000 $0 06/15/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3203 A 06/08/2009 07/24/2009 $500 $500 $0 06/15/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 23200002 A03 06/08/2009 07/24/2009 $1,200 $1,200 $0 06/15/2009 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202455283Event: 12/11/2008Electrician Is Burned By Arc Flash
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on December 11, 2008, Employee #1, a journeyman electrician with First Electric Services, was replacing a 125-amp circuit breaker on a 600 amp, 440 volt electrical panel. Before being sent to the job site, he was reminded by a supervisor to shut off the main power before beginning work. A coworker reminded Employee #1 as the coworker dropped him at the job site. The coworker left Employee #1 to work alone while he proceeded to retrieve a new breaker for the panel. As Employee #1 was placing a screw back into its respective hole, it fell and his screwdriver made contact with two separate phases, resulting in a phase-to-phase fault and an arc flash. The coworker arrived back on the job site just after the accident and summoned emergency responders. Employee #1 was hospitalized at USC Medical Center for second-degree burns to his face, the back of his right hand and thumb, and his index, middle and ring fingers. Employee #1 admitted he knew he should have shut off the main power switch prior to beginning work on the electrical panel but was probably preoccupied with a sick relative in another country.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrician, lockout, circuit breaker, electrical cabinet, electrical fault, face, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310494000 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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