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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1170182 - Kohler Construction Co

Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale

Nr: 1170182Report ID: 0418800Open Date: 05/02/1984

Kohler Construction Co
1201 W Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33733
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: Po Box 11626, St Petersburg, FL 33733

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/17/1984
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/30/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral900544032    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $810 $0 $0 $0 $0 $810
Current Penalty $810 $0 $0 $0 $0 $810
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260950 C01 05/21/1984 05/24/1984 $810 $810 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14525802Event: 05/02/1984Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Power Line
AN EMPLOYEE WAS POSITIONED ON A UTILITY POLE TO MOVE THE THIRD PHASE LINE FROM AN EAST/WEST CROSSARM TO A NORTH/SOUTH CROSSARM. THIS MOVE WAS MADE TO FACILITATE THE REPLACEMENT OF THE 35-FOOT POLE WITH A 40-FOOT POLE. THE LONGER POLE WAS BEING USED TO REDUCE CONGESTION ON THE 35-FOOT POLE. A "HOT HOIST" WAS USED TO SLACKEN THE LINE BEING MOVED. AN ACCIDENTAL CONTACT OCCURRED; HOWEVER, THERE WAS NO EXPLICIT INFORMATION ON HOW THE EMPLOYEE CONTACTED THE LINE OR WHAT PART OF HIS BODY CONTACTED THE LINE. THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED THIRD DEGREE BURNS TO HIS FACE, NECK, SHOULDER, AND THIGHS. HE ALSO HAD THE LOWER PORTION OF HIS RIGHT LEG AMPUTATED AS A RESULT OF THE CONTACT. THE EMPLOYEE WAS NOT WEARING RUBBER GLOVES OR SLEEVES, NOR WAS THE "HOT HOIST" INSULATED WITH A BLANKET.
Keywords: burn, clothing, elec protect equip, amputated, overhead power line, electrical, e ptd, elec utility work, electric shock
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1170182 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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