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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1487733.015 - Brooklyn Municipal Utilities

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa


Inspection Nr: 1487733.015
Report ID: 0751910
Date Opened: 08/11/2020

Site Address:
Brooklyn Municipal Utilities
801 Boundry St
Brooklyn, IA 52211

Mailing Address:
Po Box 3 Attn: Troy Meldrem, Brooklyn, IA 52211

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 221121/Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/11/2020


Case Closed: 12/21/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1641051 Yes Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $7,196 $22,730 $0 $0 $0 $29,926
Current Penalty $29,926 $0 $0 $0 $0 $29,926
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 C01 II 11/10/2020 12/08/2020 $2,651 $2,651 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100269 L03 I 11/10/2020 12/08/2020 $2,651 $2,651 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100269 L03 III A 11/10/2020 12/08/2020 $1,894 $1,894 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 02001 Serious 19100269 D02 I 11/10/2020 12/08/2020 $22,730 $22,730 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128537.015
Event: 08/10/2020
Utility Worker Is Electrocuted While Repairing 2,400-Volt Pr

At 6:05 p.m. on August 10, 2020, an employee was working for an electric power u tility. He was working on a primary line that had been damaged in a storm. A tre e had fallen on the line and broken it. The employee was splicing the ends. The line was energized at 2,400 volts. The employee was measuring the length of the cable needed. When he held an end of the damaged conductor in each hand, his bod y completed the circuit. He suffered an electric shock from direct contact with an overhead line. He was electrocuted.

Keywords:e gi iii, elec protect equip, elec utility work, electric shock, electrical, electrocuted, lockout, overhead power line, ppe, power line worker, power lines, storm, training, tree

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1487733.015 Fatality Electricians' apprentices
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