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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 115979783 - Par Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Kansas City

Nr: 115979783Report ID: 0728500Open Date: 02/15/1994

Par Electrical Contractors, Inc.
154 Mcquarry
Grain Valley, MO 64029
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: 1440 Iron, North Kansas City, MO 64116

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/28/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:01/30/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361070956    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $12,000 $0 $8,000 $0 $0 $20,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $12,000 $0 $12,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260556 B02 V 03/03/1994 11/23/1994 $4,000 $4,000 $0 03/23/1994 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19260950 C01 I 03/03/1994 11/23/1994 $4,000 $4,000 $0 03/23/1994 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19260951 B01 03/03/1994 11/23/1994 $4,000 $4,000 $0 03/23/1994 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 02001 Repeat 19260021 B02 03/03/1994 03/09/1994 $8,000 $8,000 $0 03/23/1994 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14418776Event: 02/14/1994Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line
Two power line workers were removing hardware from a utility pole. They were in an insulated aerial lift, removing a bolt at the top of the pole. The guy for the pole was attached to this bolt. One of the employees climbed out of the bucket and onto the crossarm. Using a hammer and a screwdriver, he punched the bolt until he could pull it out by hand. His coworker stayed in the bucket, holding the guy. When the employee on the pole pulled the bolt free, either the guy or his hand contacted an energized jumper. He received an electric shock, and his clothing ignited from the resultant electric arc. The employee in the aerial lift moved the bucket, removed the injured employee from the pole, and lowered him to the ground. The employee on the pole was airlifted to a hospital, where he died of his injuries 2 days later. The employee in the aerial lift sustained third-degree burns on his left wrist during the rescue.
Keywords: burn, clothing, elec protect equip, electric arc, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, e ptd, guy, elec utility work
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115979783 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers
2 115979783 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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