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Inspection: 109574012 - Broken Wall Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Englewood

Nr: 109574012Report ID: 0830600Open Date: 08/28/1995

Broken Wall Construction
601 S. Main #D
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1521/General Contractors-Single-Family Houses
Mailing: 31840 Rd. 29, Cheraw, CO 81057

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/08/1995
Close Case:06/17/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 1 7
Current Violations 6 1 7
Initial Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $13,500
Current Penalty $2,800 $0 $0 $300 $0 $3,100
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 01/10/1996 02/12/1996 $300 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260403 B01 01/10/1996 02/12/1996 $500 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260404 A02 01/10/1996 01/16/1996 $500 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260404 B01 I 01/10/1996 01/16/1996 $500 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19260404 F06 01/10/1996 01/19/1996 $500 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19260405 G02 III 01/10/1996 01/16/1996 $500 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 19040008 01/10/1996 01/14/1996 $300 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 521286Event: 08/21/1995Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Electric Cord
A tub in an old house was not draining properly, and two employees were working on the plumbing problem. One of the employees, a plumber, was under the house in a crawl space. The other was in the kitchen, handing down tools and parts. The plumber requested an electric saw (Milwaukee Sawzall, Model 6707) to cut a pipe he needed to remove. After sending down the saw, the helper connected a 15.2-meter, three-wire extension cord set to a kitchen receptacle outlet that was about 2.4 meters from the access hole. He heard a scream and unplugged the cord. The plumber, who had the saw resting on his chest, was electrocuted. The two-hole receptacle outlet did not provide an equipment grounding conductor, and the grounding prongs were missing from the plugs on the saw's power supply cord and on the extension cord set. Additionally, the power supply cord on the saw had been improperly repaired, and the neutral conductor was in contact with the unconnected equipment grounding conductor. (No ground-fault circuit interrupter was in use.)
Keywords: e gi v, electrical, cord set, electrocuted, attachment plug, electric saw, ground fault, equipment grounding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 109574012 Fatality Electric Shock Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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