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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $1,950 $0 $0 $300 $0 $2,250
Current Penalty $780 $0 $0 $120 $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 19260021 B02 06/22/1992 08/14/1992 $180 $450 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260106 A 06/22/1992 06/25/1992 $600 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19260020 B01 06/22/1992 07/02/1992 $120 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14461982 Event: 05/26/1992Employee Drowns After Falling Into Flume
Employee #1, a member of a five-man maintenance team, was employed to identify and repair leaks on an OCDEE flume, which provides power to the OCDEE #2 power station. The flume is approximately 11 ft high by 14 ft wide. Although some areas of the flume are completely enclosed with decking, other areas have only a 10 in. wide work platform. Additionally, only the mountain side of the flume is completely equipped with a guardrail or a wire rope guide line from which a safety line could be attached. Several areas on the flume's river side are not equipped with either a guardrail or a wire rope guide line. Employee #1 was working on the river side of the flume without a life jacket or safety line. Apparently Employee #1 lost his balance, fell into the flume, and drowned.
Keywords: work rules, life jacket, guardrail, repair, construction, fall, fall protection, drown, unguarded, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106962996 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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