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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 115482473 - Gte Northwest Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 2

Nr: 115482473Report ID: 1055320Open Date: 10/21/1994

Gte Northwest Inc
260th & Union Hill Rd
Redmond, WA 98052
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4813/Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone
Mailing: Po Box 1003, Everett, WA 98201

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/16/1994
Close Case:05/16/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $1,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,300
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 0240007302 01/10/1995 11/16/1994 $1,300 $1,300 $0 01/26/1995 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170100192Event: 10/21/1994Struck By Overhead Communications Line
A telephone company crew responded to an automobile accident involving a utility pole. One of the employees on the crew was assigned to control traffic on the east side of the worksite. Meanwhile, the other crew members replaced the damaged pole and began to reattach the communications line to the pole. As the line was being brought up to the new pole, it came loose two poles away. The line segment swung out into the road and struck employee controlling traffic in the back of the neck. He died of his injuries at the scene.
Keywords: telecom work, communication cable, equipment failure, neck, struck by, communication worker
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115482473 Fatality Other Telephone line installers and repairers

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