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Inspection: 313388464 - American Ready Mix, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bakersfield District Office

Nr: 313388464Report ID: 0950647Open Date: 03/12/2013

American Ready Mix, Inc.
1141 W. Graaf Ave.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3273/Ready-Mixed Concrete
NAICS: 327320/Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
Mailing: P. O. Box 1778, Lake Isabella, CA 93240

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/09/2013
Close Case:07/13/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $870 $0 $870
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $870 $0 $870
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3210 C 04/11/2013 04/28/2013 $435 $435 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 5157 C04 04/11/2013 04/28/2013 $435 $435 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202458030Event: 02/13/2013Employee Fractures Vertebrae In Fall From Concrete Mixer
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on February 13, 2013, an employee was working for a commercial and retail ready mix concrete company. Employee #1 was a fulltime permanent employee of the employer. He was standing on the raised axle of a concrete mixing truck jeep. Employee #1 was cleaning out the fill hopper on the concrete truck. The concrete mixer drum was manufactured by McNeilus, with Serial Number 64817-20112. It was mounted on a Kenworth three-axle truck with a hydraulic jeep. The truck had License Number 7C09548 and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) 1NKWL0EX73R893919. Employee #1 was not tied off while standing at an elevated location that was approximately 11 feet (3.4 meters) high. Employee #1 fell approximately 11 feet (3.4 meters) from the axle of a raised jeep on an 11-cubic yard (8.4-cubic meter) concrete mixer truck. Employee #1 fractured two vertebrae and a heel. The employer reported the incident to the Division at 12:46 p.m. that same day.
Keywords: fracture, cleaning, concrete mixer, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, lost balance, vertebra, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313388464 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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