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Inspection: 1361841.015 - Hampton Tedder Electric

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office


Inspection Nr: 1361841.015
Report ID: 0950635
Open Date: 11/20/2018

Site Address:
Hampton Tedder Electric
Seaside Way & Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90810

Mailing Address:
4571 State St, Montclair, CA 91763

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/20/2019


Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1402290
Accident 1402294
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $58,500 $0 $0 $1,060 $0 $59,560
Current Penalty $58,500 $0 $0 $1,060 $0 $59,560
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 2943(I)(3) 05/20/2019 06/07/2019 $1,060 $1,060 $0 07/12/2019 C - Contested  
2. 02001 Serious 2940(G)(1)(B) 05/20/2019 06/07/2019 $18,000 $18,000 $0 07/12/2019 C - Contested  
3. 03001 Serious 29400011 A01 05/20/2019 06/07/2019 $18,000 $18,000 $0 07/12/2019 C - Contested  
4. 04001 Serious 2943(J)(3) 05/20/2019 06/07/2019 $22,500 $22,500 $0 07/12/2019 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 116360.015
Event: 11/20/2018
Four Employees Are Injured, One Seriously, In Electric Arc F

At 4:15 a.m. on November 20, 2018, Employees #1, #2, #3, and #4, electrical line workers employed by an electrical contractor specializing in high voltage lines , were working at an underground electrical vault. Employees #1, #2, and #3 wer e working inside the vault, and Employee #4 was outside the vault. They were co mpleting the final phase of a Voltek Vault replacement that included changing ou t dead break elbows with load break elbows and replacing 3-way junctions with 4- way junctions along one of two 12-kilovolt circuits, the circuit on the vault's south side that was de-energized and grounded. Employee #1 was working on the north side of the vault, racking and zip-tying energized high voltage electric c ables, when an arc flash occurred. All four employees were injured in the flash . Employees #3 and #4 were transported to one hospital, where they were treated and released. Employees #1 and #2 were transported to another hospital, where Employee #2 was treated and released. Employee #1, who was closest to the origi n of the flash, was critically injured. Employee #1 was transferred to a burn c enter, where he was hospitalized for several weeks for treatment of second and t hird degree burns to his face and hands.

Keywords:burn, construction, dismantling, electric arc, electric cable, electrical vault, electrical work, electrician, energized, equipment grounding, face, hand, installing, lockout/tagout, undrgrd power line

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1361841.015 Hospitalized injury Electricians
2 1361841.015 Non Hospitalized injury Electricians
3 1361841.015 Non Hospitalized injury Helpers, mechanics and repairers
4 1361841.015 Non Hospitalized injury Electricians
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