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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 14722722 - Petronol Company Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

 

Inspection Nr: 14722722
Report ID: 0551800
Open Date: 08/14/1984

Site Address:
Petronol Company Inc
Bethlehem Steel Corporation U S 12
Bums Harbor, IN 46304

Mailing Address:
P O Box 210, Wycombe, PA 18980

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:7389

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/23/1984

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis:

Close Case:09/09/1986


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360581862
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
Current Penalty $320 $0 $0 $0 $0 $320
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 2200080102 08/29/1984 10/01/1984 $320 $640 $0 10/22/1984 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 14223184
Event: 08/09/1984
Electric Shock And Fall - Direct Contact With Live Parts

AN EMPLOYEE OF A CONTRACTING COMPANY WAS CLEANING INSULATORS ON AN ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION TOWER AT A PUMPING STATION FOR A STEEL PLANT. HE HAD COMPLETED CLEANING INSULATORS ON THE SUPPORT BEAMS ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF THE TOWER. AFTER DISCONNECTING HIS SAFETY HARNESS, HE STARTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE BEAMS TO THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE TOWER. AS HE MOVED ACROSS THE SUPPORT BEAMS, HE EVIDENTLY SLIPPED AND STRADDLED THE BEAM. THIS ACTION CAUSED HIM TO MAKE CONTACT WITH ENERGIZED PARTS, AND THE SHOCK THREW HIM OFF OF THE SUPPORT BEAM. HE FELL APPROXIMATELY 70 FEET, STRIKING SUPPORT BEAMS AND CROSS MEMBERS ON THE WAY DOWN. HE LANDED ON LOOSE SAND AT THE BASE OF THE TOWER, FACE DOWN AND UNCONCIOUS. CARDIO-PULMONARY RESUSCITATION WAS ADMINISTERED IMMEDIATELY, AND HE WAS REVIVED. THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED SECOND AND THIRD DEGREE ELECTRICAL BURNS TO HIS RIGHT HAND, TO BOTH THIGHS, AND AND TO HIS GROIN AREA; FRACTURES OF THE RIGHT ARM AND OF BOTH LEGS BELOW THE KNEES; AND INTERNAL INJURIES. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR SAFETY HARNESSES AND LANYARDS WHILE THEY ARE WORKING AT HEIGHTS GREATER THAN 10 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND.

Keywords:burn, clothing, overhead power line, electrical, e ptd, elec utility work, electric shock, fall, fall protection, transmission tower

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14722722 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
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