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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311791115 - Capital Electric Line Builders, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita


Inspection Nr: 311791115
Report ID: 0729700
Date Opened: 07/23/2008

Site Address:
Capital Electric Line Builders, Inc
2 Miles North Of Leavenworth Rd
Tonganoxie, KS 66086

Mailing Address:
1520 West 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 61101

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/10/2008

Emphasis: L:Xfallelec, S:Commercial Constr

Case Closed: 02/09/2009

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101344976
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $11,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,200
Current Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
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 19260021 B02 10/17/2008 02/15/2009 $5,000 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19260955 C12 I 10/17/2008 02/15/2009 $5,000 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201344736
Event: 07/23/2008
Heavy Equipment Overturns On Worker, Kills Worker

On July 23, 2008, Employee #1 was operating a T75-2H/2 Hydraulic Bullwheel Tensioner (conductor stringing equipment), pulling electrical conductors at a field job site near Tonganoxie, Kansas. Employee #1 was standing on the platform at the operator's panel box; a coworker was on the ground next to Employee #1. Both employees noticed the electrical cables bouncing. Another coworker was working on a V- Grove machine when he noticed that the wire boat was uneven. Without warning, the T75-2H/2 Hydraulic Bullwheel Tensioner overturned on Employee #1, trapping him. Emergency Medical Services was called. A coworker unhooked the Digger truck from the V-Grove machine and lifted the Hydraulic Bullwheel Tensioner off Employee #1. CPR was administered until the emergency medical crew arrived. Employee #1 was killed due to crushing injuries.

Keywords:electric cable, pinned, machine operator, crushed, wire drawing machine, overturn

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311791115 Fatality Other Electrical power installers and repairers
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