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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 124042953 - Petersburg Generating Station

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 124042953Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 07/20/1994

Petersburg Generating Station
State Road 57 North
Petersburg, IN 47567
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
Mailing: Attn: Marcus Woods P.O. Box 436, Petersburg, IN 47567

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/06/1994
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/28/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 A05 10/12/1994 10/30/1994 $3,250 $3,250 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170393169Event: 07/08/1994Employee Fell From Cooling Tower
An employee was preparing to enter an access hatch on a cooling tower. He lost his footing, fell into a fan shroud, and then fell about 15.2 meters, striking structural bracing. He landed in water that was below the cooling tower and was hospitalized with head and body injuries.
Keywords: head, cooling tower, struck against, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, bracing, lost balance
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 124042953 Hospitalized injury Concussion Machinery maintenance occupations

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