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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126012491 - Skyclimbers

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego


Inspection Nr: 126012491
Report ID: 0950632
Open Date: 05/16/1997

Site Address:
130 Cedar Rd
Vista, CA 92083

Mailing Address:
2858 Lehigh Ct, Oceanside, CA 92056

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/08/1997

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing


Close Case:03/18/1998

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362222812
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $200 $0 $200
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 Other 2946 B02 07/10/1997 07/15/1997 $200 $200 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201060514
Event: 05/16/1997
Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Metal Pole

A window cleaner was moving her 13.7-meter-long water-fed (Tucker) pole from one section of third-floor windows to another. A cable television cable was located 6.1 meters above the ground near the employee. A 12-kilovolt overhead power line was located above the cable television line. The pole contacted the cable television line and then brushed against the power line. Current arced from the pole to the neutral conductor for the power line. The neutral conductor separated and dropped to the ground. The employee received an electric shock and fell backward. Doctors in the medical building she was cleaning assisted her until emergency medical services arrived, about 13 minutes after the accident. The injured employee was transported to a local burn center, where she was treated for burns to the web between the thumb and finger on her right hand. She was released the next day and reported back to work 3 weeks later.

Keywords:burn, window washer, overhead power line, electrical, metal pole, electric shock, e gi ib

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126012491 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Janitors and cleaners
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