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Inspection: 316671445 - Tiger Electric Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Van Nuys

Nr: 316671445Report ID: 0950643Open Date: 10/07/2013

Tiger Electric Inc.
9700 Independence Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 950 N. Berry St., Brea, CA 92821

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/28/2014
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/02/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102787975    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $19,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $19,800
Current Penalty $9,750 $0 $0 $250 $0 $10,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3276 E01 02/28/2014 03/05/2014 $0 $3,150 $0 03/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 3276 E03 02/28/2014 03/05/2014 $250 $3,150 $0 03/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 3276 E16 C 02/28/2014 03/05/2014 $9,750 $13,500 $0 03/19/2014 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202658464Event: 09/05/2013Electrical Worker Is Shocked While Installing Switch Gear
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on September 5, 2013, Employee #1, a 50-year-old male supervisor with Tiger Electric Inc., was installing electrical equipment with two other workers in the in the NMB Technologies Division area. While Employee #1 was positioned on a Werner Brand, 12-foot, A-frame, step ladder and guiding electrical wire into a switch gear, the ladder fell to the ground, resulting in Employee #1 falling approximately 7 ft to the concrete floor. He was shocked and burned while installing the switch gear. The investigation revealed that the A-frame step ladder was used in a partially closed position while the work was being done. Employee #1 was transported to Northridge Hospital and then transported to Holy Cross Hospital. He was admitted on the same day and he received surgery. Employee #1 sustained multiple body injuries including broken leg, head and shoulder injuries. A causal factor of the incident was that the A-frame step ladder was used in a partially closed position. Tiger Electric Inc. was an electric subcontractor specializing in electrical installation and maintenance in commercial buildings.
Keywords: burn, fracture, shock, electrician, ladder, electrical work, electric shock, electrical box, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316671445 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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