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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $27,886 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,886
Current Penalty $18,120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,120
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100268 B07 03/31/2017 04/26/2017 $8,238 $12,675 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100268 J03 03/31/2017 04/26/2017 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19100268 C 03/31/2017 05/18/2017 $3,291 $5,070 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100268 C03 03/31/2017 05/18/2017 $2,354 $3,622 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19100268 I02 03/31/2017 04/26/2017 $1,883 $2,897 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005 Serious 19100268 N01 I 03/31/2017 04/26/2017 $2,354 $3,622 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 89934.015 Event: 10/25/2016Employee Is Electrocuted When Making Contact With Overhead P
At 3:16 p.m. on October 25, 2016, an employee was working from a non-insulated b ucket of a truck-mounted articulating telescopic aerial lift and pulling telecom munications strand with a pulling eye mounted on the bucket in order to connect the strand to a utility pole. The employee was electrocuted after something made contact with an overhead power line. The telecommunications strand was being i nstalled 55 inches below the neutral conductor on utility poles. While installi ng the strand, the employee used a chain saw to trim trees in order to pull the strand through. The truck was operated by a ground hand and the employees commu nicated by using a two-way voice communication system from the cab to the bucket . While traveling southbound, the employee instructed the truck driver to stop. The truck driver stopped the truck and then heard two loud bangs and saw a fla sh of light. The employee caught fire. The truck driver used the controls at t he back of the truck to lower the lift and used a fire extinguisher to put out t he fire. Something had made contact with the overhead power line (14,400 volts phase to ground, 24,900 volts phase to phase). It could not be determined if t he employee or the aerial lift made contact with the power line.
Keywords: aerial lift, burn, electrical, electrocuted, elevated work platform, fire, power lines
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1187002.015 Fatality Telecomm: Line Installers And Repairers

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