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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1574667.015 - Indianola Municipal Utilities

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa


Inspection Nr: 1574667.015
Report ID: 0751910
Open Date: 01/25/2022

Site Address:
Indianola Municipal Utilities
11870 Hoover Street
Indianola, IA 50125

Mailing Address:
Po Box 356, Indianola, IA 50125

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 926130/ Regulation and Administration of Communications, Electric, Gas, and Other Utilities

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/26/2022


Close Case:03/29/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1855553 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $8,778 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,778
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $8,778 $0 $8,778
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. 01001A Other 19260952 A02 02/14/2022 03/10/2022 $4,389 $4,389 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Other 19260952 C02 02/14/2022 03/10/2022 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01002 Other 19260960 C01 III 02/14/2022 03/10/2022 $4,389 $4,389 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 143125.015
Event: 01/18/2022
Two Employees Are Burned While Installing Electric Power Lin

At 10:00 a.m. on January 18, 2022, two employees were preparing a cable for inst allation into a transformer when the employee working on the opposite end of the cable about 1,200 feet away lost control of it and the cable conductor made con tact with an electric source of 7,620 volts. The employees were both hospitalize d to treat shock and burns to their hands and fingers.

Keywords:burn, cable, contact, electric conductor, electric shock, electrical burn, energized, finger, hand, installing, power line worker, power lines, shock

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1574667.015 Hospitalized injury Electrical Power-Line
2 1574667.015 Hospitalized injury Electrical Power-Line
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