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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 317176493 - Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Francisco


Inspection Nr: 317176493
Report ID: 0950611
Open Date: 12/09/2013

Site Address:
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
164 Bocana Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Mailing Address:
77 Beale St. Room 2855c, San Francisco, CA 94105

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/30/2014


Close Case:06/28/2014

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102828555
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $18,750
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $750 $0 $18,750
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 3382 A 06/02/2014 06/05/2014 $750 $750 $0 -  
2. 02001 Serious 3384 A 06/02/2014 06/05/2014 $18,000 $18,000 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201187101
Event: 12/08/2013
Employee Suffer Burns On Face And Hands In An Arc Explosion

At approximately 7:25 a.m. on December 8, 2013, Employee #1, an underground cable man, was performing his assigned task responding to a power outage. The employee opened the lid to an underground secondary transformer enclosure and checked the secondary leads with an amperage meter. There was a zero reading on the amperage meter. He visually inspected the transformer tank, primary elbows, secondary bushings, and secondary leads to look for signs of any trouble. The next step was to reset the breaker. Employee #1 attempted to reset and close the breaker with an 8 ft stick when an internal arc created an internal explosion of ignited oil vapors. The employee stumbled backwards and suffered second degree burns to his hands and face. The employee called his employer to inform him about the incident and requested for medical assistance. Employee #1 was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was treated for his facial and hand burns.

Keywords:burn, vapor, test equipment, breaker plate, explosion, undrgrd installation, face, transformer, hand

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317176493 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
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