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Inspection: 113929566 - E.R.S.C. Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Albany

Nr: 113929566Report ID: 0213100Open Date: 05/09/1991

E.R.S.C. Inc.
Route 143, Town Of Coeymans
Ravena, NY 12143
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: P.O. Box 890, 2544 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY 14224

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/22/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/20/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $1,250 $0 $0 $250 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $250 $0 $1,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260955 C07 III 06/05/1991 06/08/1991 $1,000 $1,250 $0 06/24/1991 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19030002 A01 06/05/1991 06/08/1991 $250 $250 $0 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14483176Event: 05/09/1991Static Line Under Tension Breaks And Injures Two Employees
Two power line workers were pulling an existing overhead static line through pulleys located at the top of a 23-meter-tall transmission tower. The two workers were on the ground, pulling the line with a bulldozer. The line snapped, and the end whipped back and struck them. One of the workers was killed, and the other sustained lacerations to his face.
Keywords: power line worker, equipment failure, laceration, elec utility work, electric conductor, struck by, bulldozer, face, tension release
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 113929566 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Electrical power installers and repairers
2 113929566 Fatality Cut/Laceration Electrical power installers and repairers

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