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Inspection: 315342709 - Terminix International Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 315342709Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 11/10/2011

Terminix International Inc
808 Windward Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7342/Disinfecting and Pest Control Services
NAICS: 561710/Exterminating and Pest Control Services
Mailing: 5458 Complex St, Ste 401, San Diego, CA 92123

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/30/2012
Close Case:06/14/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $15,750 $0 $0 $5,185 $0 $20,935
Current Penalty $15,750 $0 $0 $5,185 $0 $20,935
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 04/30/2012 05/31/2012 $5,000 $5,000 $0 06/08/2012 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 3203 B01 04/30/2012 05/31/2012 $185 $185 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 3210 A 04/30/2012 05/31/2012 $9,000 $9,000 $0 -
  4. 03001 Serious 3276 E15 04/30/2012 05/31/2012 $6,750 $6,750 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201077435Event: 11/04/2011Fumigation Worker Fractures Back In Fall From Roof
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on November 4, 2011, an employee was working for Terminix International at a residence in Carlsbad, CA. He was working out of the Terminix office in San Diego, CA. The employee was working on the roof of a residence, preparing the home for fumigation. He was doing this by placing fumigation tarps over the residence. The employee was walking on a tarp that had been placed on the sloped roof of the residence's garage. He slipped and fell backward over the edge of the roof. The employee hit a lemon tree and a wooden fence during the fall and then landed on the ground. The total fall distance was approximately 15 feet (4.6 meters). He sustained a fracture to his back. He was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital in San Diego, CA, by emergency personnel. He remained hospitalized for over 24 hours. According to coworkers, the tarp was wet and slippery due to light rain. None of the employees working on the roof, including the injured employee, were using any fall protection measures while putting the tarps in place. The Carlsbad, CA, Fire Department notified the Division of this serious accident at approximately 4:50 p.m. on November 4, 2011, as required. The employer did not notify the Division of the accident.
Keywords: fracture, roof, emergency response, fumigant, torso, back, walking surface, fall, fall protection, slippery surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315342709 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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