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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 101280873 - Georgia Power Company

Inspection Information - Office: Atlanta East

Nr: 101280873Report ID: 0418100Open Date: 09/24/1987

Georgia Power Company
Plant Yates, Hwy 16 W
Newnan, GA 30264
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
Mailing: P.O. Box 718, Newnan, GA 30264

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/05/1987
Close Case:09/28/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint71544647 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $1,470 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,470
Current Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 A07 10/21/1987 10/24/1987 $300 $490 $0 11/15/1987 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100025 D02 I 10/21/1987 10/24/1987 $300 $490 $0 11/15/1987 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100132 A 10/21/1987 10/24/1987 $300 $490 $0 11/15/1987 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 608505Event: 09/23/1987Fall Through Unguarded Floor Opening
An apprentice electrician at an electric utility was looking for a faulty lighting fixture that he and a coworker had been assigned to repair. He entered an area that had been barricaded with tape and rope, where two mechanics were replacing sections of grating. The existing grating had been temporarily removed. There was an 864-millimeter by 711-millimeter opening where the last section of grating was to be placed. After speaking briefly with the mechanics, the apprentice crossed over the opening to ask another person about the lighting. While talking to this person, the apprentice had his back to the opening. Afterwards, he turned and stepped into the opening, falling 14 meters feet to the ground. He died of his injuries.
Keywords: unguarded fl opening, grating, walking surface, fall, fall protection, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101280873 Fatality Fracture Electricians' apprentices

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