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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 123685604 - Fort Myer Construction Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 4

Nr: 123685604Report ID: 0355114Open Date: 08/29/1994

Fort Myer Construction Corp.
22 E.Of Intersection Of Lawyers Rd & Myterra Way
Reston, VA 22201
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
Mailing: 2237 33rd St.Ne, Washington, DC 20018

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/08/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/05/1994
Emphasis: L:Ohpwrlne

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral902483981 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $875
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260600 A06 10/24/1994 10/28/1994 $875 $875 $0 11/09/1994 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 899948Event: 08/29/1994Utility Pole Failure
An employee was operating a Ford 9000 dump truck. He raised the bed of the truck, and it contacted a lateral support cable for a telephone line that crossed the worksite. The bed of the truck was elevated 21 feet above the ground. The telephone line was 19 feet above the ground. The employee was slamming the tailgate (apparently by moving the truck or the bed) to remove dirt from the bed of the truck. This caused the utility pole supporting the telephone line to break off about 6 feet above the ground. A 19-kilovolt overhead power line supported at 24 feet above the ground by the same pole came down and created an electrical fault that caused the failure of a transformer and that caused the circuit breakers protecting the circuit to open. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, communication cable, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123685604 Occupation Not Listed

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