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Inspection: 103399838 - Sarten Construction Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock

 

Inspection Nr: 103399838
Report ID: 0627400
Open Date: 04/20/1989

Site Address:
Sarten Construction Corp
West Texas Utilities 285 North
Ft Stockton, TX 79735

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 457, Buffalo Gap, TX 79508

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:1623

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/20/1989

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction

Emphasis:

Close Case:06/06/1989


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360168280
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
Current Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19260953 D 05/19/1989 05/26/1989 $120 $120 $0 -  
2. 01002 Serious 19260953 F 05/19/1989 05/26/1989 $240 $240 $0 -  
3. 01003 Serious 19260550 A01 05/19/1989 05/26/1989 $280 $280 $0 -  
4. 02001 Other 19260550 A06 05/19/1989 07/10/1989 $0 $0 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14413587
Event: 04/18/1989
Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Utility Pole

WORKERS WERE MOVING AN 80-FOOT, 4,000-POUND UTILITY POLE SUSPENDED FROM A TRUCK CRANE TO A POST HOLE. THE OUTRIGGER STRUCK A POLE THAT WAS LYING IN ITS PATH, CAUSING EMPLOYEE #1 TO LEAVE THE TOP END OF THE POLE. THE CRANE OPERATOR, WHO WAS ALSO DRIVING THE TRUCK, TRIED TO ENGAGE THE CRANE TO RAISE THE OUTRIGGER ABOVE THE POLE OBSTRUCTING THE WAY. EMPLOYEE #1 LIFTED THE OUTRIGGER PAD, PLACING HIM DIRECTLY BENEATH THE SUSPENDED POLE. THE WINCH BRAKE FAILED AND THE LOAD STRUCK HIM ON THE HEAD. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

Keywords:head, brake, crane outrigger, work rules, construction, struck by, falling object, utility pole, winch

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103399838 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
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