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Inspection: 313162232 - Champ Steel

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Santa Ana District Office

Nr: 313162232Report ID: 0950631Open Date: 09/21/2009

Champ Steel
5301 Bolsa Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1542/General Contractors-Nonresidential Buildings, Other than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
NAICS: 236220/Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Mailing: 633 E Young St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/25/2010
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/06/2012
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102587904    
 Complaint207364704 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,200 $0 $0 $1,600 $0 $8,800
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $800 $0 $800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Other 1509 A 02/25/2010 03/02/2010 $800 $800 $0 03/11/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 3646 A03 02/25/2010 03/02/2010 $800 $800 $0 03/11/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 02001 Serious 1511 B 02/25/2010 03/02/2010 $0 $7,200 $0 03/11/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202550638Event: 09/21/2009Welder Is Killed In Fall When Scissor Lift Tips Over
On September 21, 2009, Employee #1, a journeyman welder with a structural steel fabrication and erection company, was on a Condor Manufacturing Scissor Lift (Serial Number V1800829H) at an approximate height of 13 ft marking a structural beam for a brief welding job. The lift was positioned on a level concrete slab approximately 12 in. from a ledge (7.5 in. deep and approximately 36 in. wide) surrounding a concrete pit (19 ft by 20 ft by 69 in. deep). According to witnesses, Employee #1 was at the lift's controls when it slowly drove off the ledge, tipped over, and fell on its side. Employee #1 was ejected from the basket, his head struck the pit wall, and he landed on the pit floor. He was killed.
Keywords: beam, ejected, head, uneven ground, welder, steel erection, pit, aerial lift, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313162232 Fatality Other Welders and cutters

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