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Inspection: 314860016 - United Riggers & Erectors Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 314860016Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 08/15/2012

United Riggers & Erectors Inc
Metro Station E. Side Of Hill St. Btn 1st & Temple
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1791/Structural Steel Erection
NAICS: 238120/Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
Mailing: 4188 Valley Blvd., Walnut, CA 91789

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/31/2013
Close Case:09/05/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $22,950 $0 $0 $970 $0 $23,920
Current Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $750 $0 $5,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509 A 02/04/2013 02/07/2013 $250 $485 $0 02/19/2013 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 01002 Other 1717 B01 02/04/2013 02/07/2013 $250 $485 $0 02/19/2013 W - Empr Withdrew
  3. 02001 Serious 1717 A01 02/04/2013 02/07/2013 $4,500 $16,200 $0 02/19/2013 W - Empr Withdrew
  4. 03001 Other 3562 A 02/04/2013 02/07/2013 $250 $6,750 $0 02/19/2013 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202544136Event: 08/11/2012Employee Fractures Head When Struck By Falling Canopy
At 5:30 a.m. on August 11, 2012, Employee #1, with United Riggers & Erectors Inc., was on a scaffold trying to line up the hole on the rim bracket with two holes, one on each strut. At that time, three shores were holding the metal ring in place while the three columns were being connected to the ring. One of the shores failed. The top part of a screw jack holding up the rim sheared off, causing the ring to fall and crushing Employee #1 with the rim. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for serious head injuries for three days. Employee #1 was then transferred to another hospital, where he was treated for two months. After returning home, Employee #1 had to be hospitalized further after experiencing seizures related to his head injuries. The employer was cited for failure to ensure that the shoring was adequate for the load and that the load was marked on jacks.
Keywords: roof bracket, fracture, head, overloaded, screw jack, steel erection, fall, shoring, scaffold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314860016 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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