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Inspection: 316518067 - Aj Vasconi Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 316518067Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 08/30/2012

Aj Vasconi Inc
Chuck Yeager Rd & Vineyard Creek
Smartville, CA 95977
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1611/Highway and Street Construction, Except Elevated Highways
NAICS: 237310/ Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Mailing: 1136 Willow Pass Ct, Concord, CA 94520

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/10/2013
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/16/2016
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102680980    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 3 4
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $3,150 $0 $0 $1,220 $0 $4,370
Current Penalty $1,575 $0 $0 $525 $0 $2,100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1637 G 01/11/2013 01/16/2013 $175 $435 $0 02/11/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 1637 K01 01/11/2013 01/16/2013 $175 $350 $0 02/11/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 1637 K02 01/11/2013 01/16/2013 $175 $435 $0 02/11/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Serious 1670 A 01/11/2013 01/16/2013 $1,575 $3,150 $0 02/11/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202493755Event: 07/13/2012Foreman Is Injured In Fall While Dismantling Scaffold
On July 13, 2012, Employee #1, a labor foreman for AJ Vasconi, Inc., was working at a bridge construction project in Smartsville, CA. He was disassembling the form scaffold on a pier wall by removing nails from the planking and scaffold jack system. After lowering one of the 2 foot by 12 foot planks, Employee #1 stepped back onto the other plank that was cantilevered over the bracket. This second plank, which had been previously secured by nails, teetered over, causing Employee #1 to lose his footing. Employee #1 fell approximately 13 feet to the ground below. He required hospitalization for a ruptured intestine and an elbow laceration. Employee #1 was trained and experienced in the erection and dismantling of the scaffold system in use. However, the scaffold had been erected by a coworker, who was trained as a "bridge carpenter" by the union hall. According to the employer, a general engineering contractor, such training should have included the use of similar types of formwork/false work scaffolding. The employer stated the company had not trained the coworker on the company's erection procedures prior to the accident.
Keywords: abdomen, dismantling, construction, rupture, fall, fall protection, elbow, lost balance, untrained, scaffold
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316518067 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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