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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1274599.015 - Chain Electric Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: San Antonio


Inspection Nr: 1274599.015
Report ID: 0625500
Date Opened: 10/26/2017

Site Address:
Chain Electric Company, Inc.
20195 Hwy 281 N
San Antonio, TX 78240

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2058, Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/26/2017


Case Closed: 04/09/2018

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1280371 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $6,467 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,467
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100269 Q03 XIV 02/16/2018 02/23/2018 $6,467 $6,467 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 100397.015
Event: 10/24/2017
Employee Installing Power Line Is Shocked And Burned

At 3:30 p.m. on October 24, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a utility services co mpany, was installing an overhead electrical power line. The metal tool he was using contacted a ground and created a direct short circuit, transmitting 34.5 k ilovolts. Employee #1 sustained flash burns to the face. The heat created was so great that the tool's metal became molten. Emergency services were called, a nd Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for facial burns.

Keywords:burn, elec utility work, electric shock, electrical, face, ground fault, installing, overhead power line, power line worker, power lines, utility pole

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1274599.015 Hospitalized injury Electrical Power-Line
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