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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300793593 - Henkels & Mc Coy Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego


Inspection Nr: 300793593
Report ID: 0950632
Open Date: 04/01/2003

Site Address:
Henkels & Mc Coy Inc
905 Fwy & Otay Mesa Rd Blvd
San Diego, CA 92173

Mailing Address:
155 N Eucla Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/11/2003

Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Close Case:01/13/2009

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 362033284
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 4 6
Current Violations 1 3 4
Initial Penalty $54,000 $0 $0 $4,000 $0 $58,000
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $19,500
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 1509 A 06/23/2003 07/25/2003 $500 $1,000 $0 07/03/2003 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Other 1509 C 06/23/2003 07/25/2003 $0 $1,000 $0 07/03/2003 D - Govt Dismissed Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003 Other 1510 A 06/23/2003 07/25/2003 $500 $1,000 $0 07/03/2003 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 01004 Other 1512 E 06/23/2003 07/25/2003 $500 $1,000 $0 07/03/2003 F - Formal Settlement  
5. 02001 Serious 29400006 A 06/23/2003 06/26/2003 $18,000 $27,000 $0 07/03/2003 F - Formal Settlement  
6. 03001 Serious 29400006 G01 06/23/2003 06/26/2003 $0 $27,000 $0 07/03/2003 D - Govt Dismissed Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 300793593
Event: 03/31/2003
Employee Shocked When Conductive Hose Strikes Power Line

On March 31, 2003, Employee #1 and coworkers were working on an energized 12-kilovolt power line pole, utilizing an aerial device to make up "pot head" connections on a new, not-yet-energized line. They were using a hydraulic pump, powered by an electric motor, to press on the pot head clamps. The pump had an approximately 18 ft long conductive hose. During the course of their work, this hose contacted the energized power line, which was located below the aerial device. The current was transferred through the hose, up through the pump, and down the extension cord to the generator that was supplying power to the pump. The electric generator was mounted on a utility truck. Employee #1 was standing on the ground next to the utility truck at the time the hose contacted the power line. He received a severe electric shock and burns to his left thigh and foot, for which he was hospitalized. The causal factors of this accident were the employer's failure to ensure that non-conductive hoses were used for hydraulic pumps when they are being used around energized power lines. In addition, the employer failed to inform and train employees on the types of hydraulic hoses that were to be used when performing this type of work.

Keywords:burn, clearance, conductive hose, overhead power line, work rules, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc, electric shock, leg

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300793593 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians
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