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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 119980555 - Southern California Edison

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 119980555Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 12/13/2002

Southern California Edison
37276 Hwy 190
Springville, CA 93265
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
Mailing: 14660 Chestnut St, Westminster, CA 92683

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/16/2002
Close Case:09/13/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident361720790    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3329 D 05/30/2003 06/04/2003 $9,000 $18,000 $0 06/23/2003 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170763320Event: 12/13/2002Employee Injured By High Pressure Water Release
An electric utility employee was using a piece of rebar to clear debris from a clogged 152-millimeter-diameter siphon valve. The valve cleared suddenly, allowing water to shoot out. The water struck the employee, who was standing in front of the valve, and threw him back about 15 meters. He landed on rocks and sustained fatal injuries.
Keywords: rock, lockout, clogged, high pressure, valve, elec utility work, struck by, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119980555 Fatality Other Carpenters

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