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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111529996 - Hawkeye Construction Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 6

Nr: 111529996Report ID: 1055360Open Date: 07/15/1991

Hawkeye Construction Inc
1305 Figueroa St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: 12005 N Burgard Rd, Portland, OR 97203

Inspection Type:Planned
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/16/1991
Emphasis: L:EucClose Case:07/19/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170252852Event: 07/12/1991Employee Killed In Fall From Utility Pole
Employee #1 was working at a height of approximately 30 ft on a new wooden utility pole. The pole did not have energized lines, nor was Employee #1 working near any adjacent lines. He was framing the pole for use, and had released his safety strap to descend around the attachment when he slipped and lost his balance. Employee #1 tried to regain his balance by setting his right climber, but the gaff of the climber went into a crack in the pole and gave way. He fell to the street, striking his head against the curb. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, slip, construction, descending, skull, fall, lost balance, utility pole, cutout--gaff
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111529996 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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