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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $300 $0 $5,300
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $300 $0 $5,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 11/09/1995 11/09/1995 $300 $300 $0 11/22/1995 W - Empr Withdrew
  2. 02001 Serious 1541 B 4 11/09/1995 11/09/1995 $5,000 $5,000 $0 11/22/1995 W - Empr Withdrew

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170356182 Event: 06/20/1995Burn - Electrical Fault In Underground Cable
A foreman and another employee were trying to find an electric power line under a slurry block (electrical shaft) in a 4-foot-deep trench. One employee, who had worked as a laborer for his employer for over 4 months, was using a steel digging bar to break the concrete, while his foreman was shoveling from the other side of the block. The digging bar pierced a 5-inch-diameter PVC conduit and cut into the 12-kilovolt cable inside. This caused an electrical fault, burned the employee who was using the bar. He sustained first, second, and third degree burns on his face and on both forearms. He also received an electric shock. He was hospitalized at a burn center for 3 to 4 days for treatment.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, metal bar, electrical, e gi vi, electrical fault, hand tool, undrgrd power line, blind reaching
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119897510 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction laborers

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