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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111874301 - Pacific Bell

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 111874301Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 05/22/1991

Pacific Bell
Cedar Ravine Rd.
Placerville, CA 95667
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4813/Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone
Mailing: 11795 Education St., #227, Auburn, CA 95603

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/22/1991
Close Case:06/28/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
Current Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A01 07/12/1991 07/19/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 8615 G 07/12/1991 07/19/1991 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14537617Event: 05/20/1991Fall From Tree
Four telephone line workers were lashing a new cable to an existing telephone line. The existing line was attached to one utility pole at one end and ran across a ravine and a driveway to another utility pole. Three fir trees were growing on the side of the ravine. The new telephone cable caught in the limbs of one of the trees. One of the employees climbed the 1.2-meter-diameter tree, using its limbs as hand and foot holds. He was not using any fall protection equipment. The employee freed the cable and leaned out to release it clear of the remaining limbs. The limb he was standing on broke, and the employee fell 6.1 to 7.6 meters to the ground. He was hospitalized with four cracked ribs and a small hole in his right lung.
Keywords: fracture, telecom work, tree limb, communication cable, stuck, tree, rib, fall, fall protection, communication worker
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111874301 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers

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