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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120206859 - Smud

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 120206859Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 08/18/2008

Madison Ave Near Mariposa
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: P.O. Box 15830, B-203, Sacramento, CA 95852

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/31/2008
Close Case:04/29/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $31,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $31,500
Current Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 29400007 D01 A 12/01/2008 12/04/2008 $6,750 $6,750 $0 12/10/2008 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 02001 Serious 5002 12/01/2008 12/04/2008 $0 $6,750 $0 12/10/2008 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 3. 03001 Serious 4999 B01 12/01/2008 12/04/2008 $0 $18,000 $0 12/10/2008 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202487336Event: 07/31/2008Employee Is Injured By Falling Pole
On July 31, 2008, Employee #1 was part of a SMUD crew that was removing a broken utility pole and installing a new one. The utility pole was sheared off when it was struck by a vehicle. The broken pole was supported by the overhead wires attached to the crossbar. A coworker had placed pole guides around the top of the broken pole. The broken pole was not attached to the winch line of the Digger Derrick. A coworker was on the new pole and removed the last bolt that connected the broken pole to the crossbar and wires. The broken pole fell and struck Employee #1. He suffered a fractured right shoulder, four fractured ribs, a fractured cheek bone and a severe concussion. He was hospitalized for one week for treatment of his injuries.
Keywords: overhead power line, crossarm, elec utility work, struck by, falling object, utility pole, winch
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120206859 Hospitalized injury Fracture Telephone line installers and repairers

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