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Inspection: 123733347 - Gte North West Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 3-Salem

Nr: 123733347Report ID: 1054118Open Date: 05/19/1993

Gte North West Inc
Hall Ridge
Detroit, OR 97342
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4813/Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone
Mailing: Po Box 1003, Everett, WA 98201

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/19/1993
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/04/1994

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $250 $0 $5,250
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $250 $0 $5,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 7400035 08/13/1993 08/16/1993 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 740003001 08/13/1993 08/16/1993 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  3. 02003 Other 7010170 08/13/1993 08/16/1993 $250 $250 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170089312Event: 05/19/1993Motor Vehicle Accident
An employee was using a snowmobile to gain access to a radio located on a ridge near a lake. As he was driving the snowmobile along a trail, the worker was knocked off or fell off the vehicle and rolled down the north side of the road for a distance of about 50 feet. The snowmobile rolled down the hill after the employee and landed on his legs. The employee freed himself and tried to call for help on a two-way radio that he had taken with him. Unfortunately, communications were poor. He was stranded on the hill for almost 6.5 hours until some hikers found him. He was airlifted to a hospital, where he was treated for a dislocated shoulder and hip.
Keywords: shoulder, telecom work, dislocated, struck by, hip, motor vehicle
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123733347 Hospitalized injury Other Technicians, n.e.c.

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