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Inspection: 314827510 - Joanne Young, D.D.S, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 314827510Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 11/15/2011

Joanne Young, D.D.S, Inc.
28035 Harrison Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8021/Offices and Clinics of Dentists
NAICS: 621210/Offices of Dentists
Mailing: 28212 Kelly Johnson Pkwy #170, Valencia, CA 91355

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/27/2012
Close Case:05/19/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $15,800
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $15,800
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 04/27/2012 05/02/2012 $5,000 $5,000 $0 06/22/2012 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 3212 B 04/27/2012 05/02/2012 $10,800 $10,800 $0 06/22/2012 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202471165Event: 10/28/2011Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Floor Opening
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on October 28, 2011, Employee #1, a dental assistant, and a second dental assistant were decorating and preparing a room for a party. Employee #1's employer, a dentist, had arranged to have an office party at the site. At the same site, employees of R.A.H. Industries, Inc., dba, Concourse Automobile Restoration (Concourse) had created an opening in the floor for the installation of a fireman's pole that was to go from the second floor to the first floor. Concourse employees had covered the opening with two 4-foot by 4-foot pieces of plywood that were not secured or marked, as required. Employee #1 and the second dental assistant were moving several items from the floor to make space for tables for the party. While Employee #1 was removing the second piece of plywood, she walked and fell through the opening. She fell approximately 14 feet from the second-story floor to the cement floor below. Employee #1 was seriously injured, with fractures to her elbow, wrist, head, and back (in two spots). She was taken to Henry Mayo Hospital, and she was hospitalized for more than 24 hours. The Los Angeles County Fire Department reported the accident to the Van Nuys District office at 11:55 a.m. on October 28, 2011. Both employers were issued accident-related citations.
Keywords: fracture, head, unsecured, floor hole, back, fall, elbow, wrist
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314827510 Hospitalized injury Fracture Dental assistants

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