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Inspection: 311060693 - Costless Maintenance Services Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Francisco

Nr: 311060693Report ID: 0950611Open Date: 01/07/2009

Costless Maintenance Services Company, Inc.
650 Jamestown Ave. (Candlestick Park)
San Francisco, CA 94104
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7349/Building Cleaning and Maintenance Services, Not Elsewhere
NAICS: 561720/Janitorial Services
Mailing: 3254 - 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/29/2009
Close Case:10/28/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,905 $0 $5,905
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $4,405 $0 $4,405
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 02/02/2009 02/05/2009 $3,500 $5,000 $0 02/19/2009 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3650 B01 02/02/2009 03/07/2009 $250 $250 $0 -
  3. 01003 Other 3668 C01 02/02/2009 03/07/2009 $280 $280 $0 -
  4. 01004 Other 3650 T 02/02/2009 02/05/2009 $375 $375 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201184652Event: 12/30/2008Worker Fracures Tibia And Ankle In Tow Tractor Accident
On December 30, 2008, a janitor was employed at Candlestick Park, located in San Francisco, CA. The head janitor operated a tow tractor, TUG Model MA-50, (Serial Number 10732). The tow tractor accommodated two people; the driver and a helper. On the day of the accident, Employee #1, sat on the driver's foot step approximately 20 in. above the ground. The TUG travelled on the Mezzanine Concourse and veered to the left to avoid hitting a dumpster, leaving a small clearance from the wall. As Employee #1 lifted her legs in reaction to approaching the wall, her left foot became trapped between the driver's side rear fender and tire. She suffered fractures to her left tibia and ankle. Employee #1 was transported to St. Luke's hospital by paramedics, where she underwent surgery. She was hospitalized for over two weeks. A compliance investigation revealed that the cause of the accident was allowing a passenger to ride on the side step of the tow tractor. Workplace regulations prevent workers from riding on tow tractors without adequate riding facilities.
Keywords: janitor, fracture, maintenance, tibia, work rules, cleaning, riding on equipment, caught between, motor vehicle, ankle
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311060693 Hospitalized injury Fracture Janitors and cleaners

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