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Inspection: 312669583 - Hih Construction Management

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Nr: 312669583Report ID: 0950636Open Date: 03/01/2012

Hih Construction Management
11829 Hamden Pl
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1751/Carpentry Work
NAICS: 238350/Finish Carpentry Contractors
Mailing: 1201 Valle Ct, Torrance, CA 90502

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/23/2012
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/23/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,350 $0 $5,350
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,110 $0 $1,110
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 04/23/2012 05/10/2012 $1,000 $5,000 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1675 B 04/23/2012 05/10/2012 $110 $350 $0 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202477907Event: 10/29/2011Employee Is Injured In Fall From Ladder
On Saturday, October 29, 2011, Employee #1 was working for his employer, HIH Construction Management, located in Santa Fe Springs, CA. At approximately 9:00 a.m., Employee #1 began painting the interior walls of a warehouse that was being renovated. HIH hired a worker as a day laborer to assist Employee #1 with his painting duties. At approximately 3:00 p.m., Employee #1 was elevated approximately 16 feet above the ground, on a metal extension ladder, and was using the spray paint gun in a side to side motion. The ladder slipped away from the west wall of the empty warehouse, and Employee #1 fell 16 feet to the ground. According to Employee #1, he was knocked unconscious for an unknown amount of time. When Employee #1 regained consciousness, he walked to the restroom and realized the seriousness of his injury, when he saw flesh hanging from his chin. Employee #1 called for paramedics. He was transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, CA, where he was hospitalized for two nights for treatment of his injuries. Injuries included blunt facial trauma and blunt lower extremity trauma, accompanied by lacerations. No one witnessed the accident. The employer reported the incident to the Division three days and 21 hours after it occurred. The fire department also reported the incident to the Division.
Keywords: unconsciousness, ladder, slip, construction, laceration, fall, face, painter
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312669583 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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