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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1214973.015 - Pacific Gas And Electric

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 1214973.015Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 02/28/2017

Pacific Gas And Electric
925 Riley St.
Folsom, CA 95630
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: 77 Beale St. Mail Code B28s, San Francisco, CA 94105

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/10/2017
Close Case:11/20/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1186741    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,500
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 1511(B) 08/18/2017 $18,000 $22,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 97225.015Event: 02/27/2017Employee Is Injured When Natural Gas Pipeline Vent Stack Is
At 12:15 p.m. on February 27, 2017, an employee was opening a valve of a pressurized high pressure transmission natural gas pipeline to ventilate a 12 inch off-set vent stack fitting that was installed. As the employee opened the valve, the jet force from the exhausted gas spun the unsupported vent stack from its location. the employee was struck by vent stack, fracturing his upper arm, scapula, ribs and head on his right side. He also sustained a punctured lung, concussion, and damage to his liver and kidneys, which he was hospitalized and received treatment.
Keywords: trench, valve, concussion, head, kidney, pressure vessel, lung, pressure piping, liver, natural gas, fracture, arm, struck by, pressure release, rib
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1214973.015 Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c.

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