Inspection: 306575572 - Verizon Pa Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Allentown
Verizon Pa Inc.
267 Tomkenn Rd.
Wynnewood, PA 19096
900 Race St., Floor 5, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 517110/Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 11/12/2003
Case Closed: 03/11/2004
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19100268 C||11/20/2003||12/23/2003||$0||$7,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement||Citation has been deleted.|
|2.||01002||Unclass||19100268 F01||11/20/2003||12/23/2003||$7,000||$7,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
|3.||01003||Unclass||19100268 J04||11/20/2003||12/23/2003||$7,000||$7,000||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
Three employees were replacing a broken utility pole located in the backyard of a residence. The existing pole had been damaged in a thunderstorm the previous night. The workers dug a new hole by hand next to the broken pole and set a new pole using a Pitman Panther digger-derrick (Model No. D722E, Serial No. YKBXL719KCB). Once they set the new pole, they backfilled around the pole and tamped down the earth. One of the employees went to the digger-derrick controls to retract the boom. The top of the boom contacted a 7,600-volt overhead power line. The digger-derrick operator, who was straddling the left front outrigger with the inside of his left leg touching it, was electrocuted.
Keywords:digger-derrick, overhead power line, electrical, boom, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, elec utility work
|1||306575572||Fatality||Electric Shock||Electrical power installers and repairers|