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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1187002.015 - Davis Cable Technologies, L.P.

Inspection Information - Office: Dallas

Nr: 1187002.015Report ID: 0626300Open Date: 10/26/2016

Davis Cable Technologies, L.P.
Fm 1461
Mckinney, TX 75071
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 517919 
Mailing: 6632 Cr 1022, Joshua, TX 76058

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/26/2016
Close Case:03/25/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1149899    
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: 89934.015Event: 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 bucket of a truck-mounted articulating telescopic aerial lift and pulling telecommunications 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 installed 55 inches below the neutral conductor on utility poles. While installing 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 communicated 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 flash of light. The employee caught fire. The truck driver used the controls at the back of the truck to lower the lift and used a fire extinguisher to put out the 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 the employee or the aerial lift made contact with the power line.
Keywords: burn, elevated work platform, fire, power lines, electrocuted, electrical, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1187002.015 Fatality Electric Shock Telecomm: Line Installers And Repairers

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