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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 103399838 - Sarten Construction Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock

Nr: 103399838Report ID: 0627400Open Date: 04/20/1989

Sarten Construction Corp
West Texas Utilities 285 North
Ft Stockton, TX 79735
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: P. O. Box 457, Buffalo Gap, TX 79508

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/20/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:06/06/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360168280    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
Current Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260953 D 05/19/1989 05/26/1989 $120 $120 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260953 F 05/19/1989 05/26/1989 $240 $240 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19260550 A01 05/19/1989 05/26/1989 $280 $280 $0 -
  4. 02001 Other 19260550 A06 05/19/1989 07/10/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14413587Event: 04/18/1989Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Utility Pole
WORKERS WERE MOVING AN 80-FOOT, 4,000-POUND UTILITY POLE SUSPENDED FROM A TRUCK CRANE TO A POST HOLE. THE OUTRIGGER STRUCK A POLE THAT WAS LYING IN ITS PATH, CAUSING EMPLOYEE #1 TO LEAVE THE TOP END OF THE POLE. THE CRANE OPERATOR, WHO WAS ALSO DRIVING THE TRUCK, TRIED TO ENGAGE THE CRANE TO RAISE THE OUTRIGGER ABOVE THE POLE OBSTRUCTING THE WAY. EMPLOYEE #1 LIFTED THE OUTRIGGER PAD, PLACING HIM DIRECTLY BENEATH THE SUSPENDED POLE. THE WINCH BRAKE FAILED AND THE LOAD STRUCK HIM ON THE HEAD. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.
Keywords: head, brake, crane outrigger, work rules, construction, struck by, falling object, utility pole, winch
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103399838 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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