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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1502341.015 - New River Electrical Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo


Inspection Nr: 1502341.015
Report ID: 0524700
Open Date: 11/14/2020

Site Address:
New River Electrical Corporation
4280 Wolf Rd.
Lima, OH 45807

Mailing Address:
6005 Westerville Road, Westerville, OH 43081

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/14/2020

Emphasis: L:Fall

Close Case:07/18/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1687494
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $13,653 $0 $13,653
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 5A0001 05/10/2021 05/26/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 06/04/2021 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 131065.015
Event: 11/14/2020
Employee Is Killed When Boom Crane Personnel Basket Falls

At 5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an el ectrical contractor, were working from a Manitex Personnel Basket, Model Number 6001232-002, Serial Number 262087, that was attached to a Manitex Boom Crane. T he basket was side loaded with a Honda motor, which created an uneven load. The employees were installing new electrical lines at a power substation. The cowo rker later reported hearing a pop while the basket was stationary, and the baske t swung out from underneath the employees and fell. The coworker, who was tied off to the crane boom, was left hanging. Employee #1, who was wearing a harness that may or may not have been tied off, fell while inside the basket, a fall he ight of 125 feet. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic head injuries and was killed.

Keywords:basket, blunt force trauma, construction, crane boom, crane load, electrical work, electrician, fall, fall protection, head, installing, maintenance, personnel cage, power line worker, power lines, repair, tie-off, un

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1502341.015 Fatality Electrical Power-Line
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