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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313385494 - Cable Brothers Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Pico Rivera

Nr: 313385494Report ID: 0950642Open Date: 10/28/2011

Cable Brothers Inc
Santa Fe Ave & Randolph St
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 8644 Comet St., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/28/2012
Close Case:02/23/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $695 $0 $11,495
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $695 $0 $11,495
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 8605 A 03/28/2012 04/11/2012 $175 $175 $0 04/13/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 8607 A 03/28/2012 04/11/2012 $260 $260 $0 04/13/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 8607 C 03/28/2012 04/11/2012 $260 $260 $0 04/13/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 8607 B 03/28/2012 04/11/2012 $10,800 $10,800 $0 04/13/2012 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202457560Event: 10/28/2011Employee'S Skull And Arms Are Fractured In Fall From Pole
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on November 28, 2012, Employee #1, a telecommunication installer, had been performing his duties as a cable installation technician at his employer's facility, for approximately six hours. The employer was Cable Brothers, Inc., a telecommunication cable installation company. Employee #1 was performing a regularly assigned task of installing cable from one telephone pole to the next, in an attempt to install a new telecommunication cable. Employee #1 used his climbing gaffs to climb the telephone pole to the height necessary to install the telecommunication cable. Employee #1 could not use a climbing belt because a plastic conduit pipe ran up the side of the telephone pole. When he reached the working height, he attempted to secure himself with the climbing belt. As Employee #1 was placing the belt under the plastic conduit, his improperly maintained climbing gaff broke out, and he fell approximately 25 feet. Employee #1 sustained fractures to his skull and arms, as a result of the fall from the telephone pole. Employee #1 was transported to St. Francis Medical Center for treatment, and he was hospitalized. Cable Brothers notified the Division about the accident on November 28, 2012. Two employees were working with and in close proximity to Employee #1, and both those employees were interviewed. The investigation concluded that there was an accident-related violation for not properly inspecting and maintaining the climbing gaffs. As a result, the Division issued a serious accident related citation.
Keywords: fracture, installing, telecom work, belt, inadequate maint, climbing on column, skull, fall, arm, cutout--gaff
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313385494 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers

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