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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 108503459 - Western Power Svc & Const

Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico

Nr: 108503459Report ID: 0653510Open Date: 09/13/1990

Western Power Svc & Const
Four Corners Generating Station
Fruitland, NM 87416
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1541/General Contractors-Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
Mailing: Po Box 25225, Albuquerque, NM 87125

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/13/1990
Close Case:04/05/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $4,400 $0 $0 $0 $4,400
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 19260020 B02 11/20/1990 11/30/1990 $900 $1,400 $0 12/10/1990 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Willful 19260021 B02 11/20/1990 11/27/1990 $1,400 $1,400 $0 12/10/1990 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Willful 19260029 A 11/20/1990 11/27/1990 $1,600 $1,600 $0 12/10/1990 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14301907Event: 09/11/1990Employee Dies After Falling From Steel Structure
Employee #1 and a coworker were installing a rigid electrical conduit on the 46 ft level of a structural steel. The conduit was immediately behind the toe board, outside the work platform. It was necessary for the employees to reach beyond the guardrail in order to perform the job. While installing a tee along the rigid conduit, Employee #1 attempted to stand on a structural steel outside the work platform. He stepped through the guardrail, lost his balance, and fell 46 ft to a concrete floor. Employee #1 died. The employees were not tied off by lanyard or provided with an extended work platform.
Keywords: conduit, work rules, lanyard, elevated work plat, lost balance, tie-off, installing, construction, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108503459 Fatality Fracture Electricians

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