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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316524651 - Acme Electric Motor Inc Dba Acme Tools

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota


Inspection Nr: 316524651
Report ID: 0552700
Open Date: 05/17/2012

Site Address:
Acme Electric Motor Inc Dba Acme Tools
2025 30th St Nw
Bemidji, MN 56601

Mailing Address:
1705 13th Ave N, Grand Forks, ND 58203

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 444130/Hardware Stores

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/21/2012


Close Case:12/21/2012

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100512615
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $31,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $31,400
Current Penalty $28,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,200
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 Serious 19100332 B01 09/28/2012 10/04/2012 $1,000 $2,000 $0 10/03/2012 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100333 C03 IIIA 09/28/2012 10/02/2012 $25,000 $25,000 $0 10/03/2012 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 52051310 09/28/2012 10/02/2012 $2,200 $4,400 $0 10/03/2012 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200515591
Event: 05/17/2012
Employee Is Killed When He Came In Contact With A Power Line

At approximately 10:58 a.m. on May 17, 2012, Employee #1 a service technician for ACME Tools, was inspecting a (JLG Model Number 600A) boom-supported aerial lift. During the inspection the employee extended the basket that he was occupying and came in close contact with a live 69 kV phase-to-phase unguarded power line. Employee #1 received an electrical shock, and caught on fire. The employee exited the basket and fell approximately 39ft. to the ground. Employee was transported to an area hospital, where he later died.

Keywords:boom truck, die, shock, power line worker, electric cable, electronic technicn, electric shock, aerial lift

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316524651 Fatality Electric Shock Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.
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