Inspection: 314861600 - Schindler Elevator

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles
Nr: 314861600Report ID:0950641Open Date: 03/02/2012
Schindler Elevator
1815 Hawthorne Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1796/Installation or Erection of Building Equipment, Not Elsewhere
NAICS: 238290/Other Building Equipment Contractors
Mailing: 3585 Cadillac Ave., Ste. B, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:SafetyClose Conference:06/21/2012
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:06/21/2012
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202543880Event: 03/01/2012Employee Is Injured When Scissor Lift Falls Through Drywall
On March 1, 2012, Employee #1 a general contractor, was installing a small new elevator in a retail store that was being modified. The employee cut an 8 2 ft. hole into a concrete floor of the second level of the building. Employee #2 was working under the hole on the first floor. Employee #1 was installing perimeter guard cables, on the second floor. Employee #2 left the work site to get more wire rope. While this was being done, Employee #1 stood up temporary sheets of drywall placing them over the hole to guard the hole opening. Employee #1 was measuring for the placement of oil lines when he heard scraping noises. A scissor lift (Model Number MX19) fell through the sheets of drywall that was covering the hole. As the scissor lift fell, it hit Employee #1 in the left elbow. The employee was taken to an area hospital, where Employee #1 was treated for a swollen left elbow, bruises, and a wrenched knee. The employee was later released.
Keywords: elevator, floor hole, floor opening, installing, winch, fracture, elbow, wrench, knee, contusion
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314861600 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Specified mechanics and repairers