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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311867097 - Pg&E

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento


Inspection Nr: 311867097
Report ID: 0950621
Open Date: 12/16/2008

Site Address:
Samson Rd X E Chard Ave
Gerber, CA 96035

Mailing Address:
77 Beale St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 551112/Offices of Other Holding Companies

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/20/2009

Planning Guide: Safety-Construction

Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Close Case:10/15/2009

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102511615
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $1,120 $0 $23,620
Current Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $1,120 $0 $23,620
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 32700001 C01 04/21/2009 04/24/2009 $560 $560 $0 05/19/2009 J - ALJ Decision  
2. 01002 Other 32700001 D01 04/21/2009 04/24/2009 $560 $560 $0 05/19/2009 J - ALJ Decision  
3. 02001 Serious 32700001 J 04/21/2009 04/24/2009 $22,500 $22,500 $0 05/19/2009 J - ALJ Decision  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202488474
Event: 10/23/2008
Lineman Is Injured In Fall From Platform

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on October 23, 2008, Employee #1, with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, was replacing a cross arm and installing open points for future construction. He was demonstrating to an apprentice lineman how to install and use a Safety Live Line Working Platform (i.e., "Diving Board"). While positioning himself on the working platform, Employee #1's platform rope failed, causing him to lose his balance and fall approximately 26 ft to the ground. He was hospitalized for a fractured pelvis and wrist. Witnesses reported that he had installed the platform and attached his secondary climbing belt to the platform rope before disconnecting his primary rope from the pole. A coworker reported that this particular work platform was used infrequently (approximately four to five times per year), that all equipment was in good working condition, and that Employee #1 was using the platform in accordance with company policy.

Keywords:fracture, lifeline, power line worker, electrician, lanyard, pelvis, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, wrist

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311867097 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.
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