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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 120325634 - Pacific Lighting Services

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office

Nr: 120325634Report ID: 0950635Open Date: 07/11/1996

Pacific Lighting Services
17400 Hawthorne Bl
Torrance, CA 90505
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
Mailing: 14930 S Figueroa St, Gardena, CA 90248

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/26/1996
Close Case:09/13/2010

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362025629    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 1 6
Current Violations 5 1 6
Initial Penalty $15,090 $0 $0 $225 $0 $15,315
Current Penalty $5,055 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,055
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 B02 09/09/1996 09/16/1996 $0 $225 $0 10/28/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 1670 A 09/09/1996 09/13/1996 $840 $1,125 $0 10/28/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 3270 A 09/09/1996 09/27/1996 $840 $840 $0 10/28/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 04001 Serious 1511 B 09/09/1996 09/17/1996 $1,125 $4,375 $0 10/28/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 05001 Serious 23200002 A03 09/09/1996 09/13/1996 $1,125 $4,375 $0 10/28/1996 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 06001 Serious 23200004 A02 09/09/1996 09/13/1996 $1,125 $4,375 $0 10/28/1996 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201030186Event: 07/11/1996Electric Shock - Cause Unknown
Two service technicians and their service manager arrived at a jobsite with a Skyhoist remote control aerial lift to repair a sign. The 3-meter by 3-meter by 3-meter cubic sign was located 7.6 meters above the ground. It had been raining, and water had accumulated inside the sign. One of the service technicians went up in the aerial lift at the east end of the sign and exited onto the sign. He walked over to the 457-millimeter by 457-millimeter hatch on the opposite side of the sign, which was about 3.4 meters from an overhead power line. He was using the vehicle-mounted generator on the aerial lift to provide temporary electric power. The service technician went inside and drove away some pigeons. Afterwards, his coworkers observed flashes inside the sign. The coworkers shut off the generator and called the injured employee's name. When they got no answer, the remaining service technician went up the ladder on the aerial lift and discovered the injured employee's body on the roof of the sign. He had been electrocuted.
Keywords: electrical, e gi vii, electrocuted, electrical work, advertising sign, electric generator
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120325634 Fatality Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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