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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306575572 - Verizon Pa Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Allentown


Inspection Nr: 306575572
Report ID: 0317900
Date Opened: 06/13/2003

Site Address:
Verizon Pa Inc.
267 Tomkenn Rd.
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Mailing Address:
900 Race St., Floor 5, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 517110/Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/12/2003


Case Closed: 03/11/2004

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101320646
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000 $14,000
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 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201320520
Event: 06/13/2003
Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306575572 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers
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