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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1237236.015 - Northern Powerline Constructors

Inspection Information - Office: Alaska

Nr: 1237236.015Report ID: 1050210Open Date: 06/02/2017

Northern Powerline Constructors
Pole 1705o'Malley Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 7941 Sandlewood Placenull, Anchorage, AK 99507

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/20/2017
Emphasis: S:ConstructionClose Case:12/17/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1274276 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,000
Current Penalty $3,750 $0 $0 $8,750 $0 $12,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260960 C01 III B 11/21/2017 12/18/2017 $5,000 $5,000 $0 01/04/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19260960 D02 11/21/2017 12/18/2017 $3,750 $5,000 $0 01/04/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19260960 G03 11/21/2017 12/18/2017 $3,750 $5,000 $0 01/04/2018 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003B Other 19260960 G04 I 11/21/2017 12/18/2017 $0 $0 $0 01/04/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 96059.015Event: 06/02/2017Employee Sustains Electrical Burns In Arc Flash
At 10:24 a.m. on June 2, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a power line construction company, were engaged in electrical work to support a road construction. Employee #1 was helping to move cable inside a switching cab inet when a large arc flash occurred. Employee #1, who was working on the east side of the cabinet, made contact with a hot unit inside the 15 kilovolt cabinet and received an electrical shock. Coworkers #1 and #2, on the west side of the cabinet, were not injured. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for electrical shock to his entire body with burns to his left hand and right knee.
Keywords: burn, construction, electric arc, electric shock, electric switch, electrician, hand, knee, lockout/tagout, shock
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1237236.015 Hospitalized injury

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