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Inspection: 316215011 - General Underground Fire Protection Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 316215011Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 02/07/2014

General Underground Fire Protection Inc
701 S Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1796/Installation or Erection of Building Equipment, Not Elsewhere
NAICS: 238290/Other Building Equipment Contractors
Mailing: Post Office Box 29830, Anaheim, CA 92809

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/30/2014
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/17/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102870870    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,125 $0 $1,125
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $1,125 $0 $1,125
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B01 06/30/2014 07/31/2014 $375 $375 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3650 T09 06/30/2014 07/31/2014 $750 $750 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202720124Event: 01/21/2014Lift Operator Sustains Head, Internal Injuries In Collision
At approximately 8:50 a.m. on January 21, 2014, Employee #1, an industrial truck and tractor equipment operator employed by General Underground Fire Protection, Inc., was working at the construction site for a new warehouse facility. He was operating a sit-down type rough terrain forklift, CASE Model 586, Serial Number JJGN580HJDC595184, on the cement floor of the facility. As he drove the forklift forward and in a northwesterly direction, intending to pick up materials from an equipment storage container, he ran into a 10-inch by 10-inch rectangular metal column, located on site plans at Grid 16 Line H. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center. He was admitted and treated for multiple head and internal body injuries. Employee #1 underwent surgery and required hospitalization for six days. This event was investigated by Cal/OSHA, which began its site inspection at 2:25 p.m. on February 7, 2014. The investigation determined that the employer was engaged in the installation of automatic fire protection systems during the construction of new commercial buildings and warehouse facilities. Employee #1 was a regular employee of the employer. The investigation report concluded that this event occurred because the forklift was not kept under positive control while it was being driven to the equipment container.
Keywords: head, equipment operator, struck against, column, construction, metal pole, collision, industrial truck, lost control, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316215011 Hospitalized injury Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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