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Inspection: 316343896 - Abm Facility Services Inc Dba Abm Building Value

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Monrovia District Office

Nr: 316343896Report ID: 0950644Open Date: 05/18/2012

Abm Facility Services Inc Dba Abm Building Value
1150 S Milliken Ave
Ontario, CA 91767
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7349/Building Cleaning and Maintenance Services, Not Elsewhere
NAICS: 561790/Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings
Mailing: 1150 S Milliken Ave, Ontario, CA 91767

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/16/2012
Close Case:05/21/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $31,500 $0 $0 $935 $0 $32,435
Current Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $935 $0 $23,435
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 11/16/2012 12/19/2012 $935 $935 $0 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Serious 23200002 A 11/16/2012 11/24/2012 $22,500 $22,500 $0 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 03001 Serious 23200004 A02 11/16/2012 11/24/2012 $0 $9,000 $0 D - Govt Dismissed

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 316343896Event: 05/18/2012Employee Is Electrocuted Installing Wiring And Is Killed
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on May 18, 2012, Employee #1, a Chief Engineer employed by Abm Facility Services Inc. Dba Abm Building Value, was providing building maintenance services at three buildings and was attempting to change the ballast (a Fact PSDL 3 fluorescent emergency ballast system (277 volts)) for the lights in the lobby area. Employee #1 decided to do the wiring installation while the branch circuit was energized. He went up a ladder into the crawl space above the ceiling and was wiring the ballast when he came into contact with a hot conductor and was electrocuted. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene. Employee #1 had the following tools and equipment: 2 ladders, knee pads, voltage detector, wire strippers, electrician's pliers, and 2 screw drivers. The causal factors included Employee's failure to: deenergize system; and, utilize the proper safeguards and personal protective equipment necessary to work on systems while energized.
Keywords: ballast--lighting, maintenance, building, ppe, lighting fixture, electric shock
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316343896 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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