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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1258259.015 - Henkels & Mccoy, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 1258259.015Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 08/25/2017

Henkels & Mccoy, Inc.
4364 Willow Lane Rd.
Middleton, WI 53562
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 4911 Commerce Court, Mc Farland, WI 53558

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/21/2017
Close Case:10/30/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1257088 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $25,868 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,868
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $6,467 $0 $6,467
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19260966 G02 01/09/2018 01/24/2018 $6,467 $12,934 $0 02/02/2018 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19260962 C 01/09/2018 01/24/2018 $0 $12,934 $0 02/02/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 100841.015Event: 08/24/2017Apprentice Line Worker Sustains Burns From Induced Voltage
At 4:30 p.m. on August 24, 2017, Employee #1, a foreman, and Employee #2, an apprentice power line worker, both employed by a construction company, were working at the site of a newly installed 345 kilovolt transmission tower. They were removing protective ground conductors from de-energized transmission lines. Employee #1 operated an Altec crane truck, model AC40-1525, equipped with a personnel basket. Employee #2 was working from the crane's basket and using an 8-foot 6-inch fixed length shotgun stick (also known as a hot stick) to remove the grounds. The de-energized transmission lines ran parallel to other transmission lines that were energized at 138 kilovolts. Employee #2 received an electrical shock from induced voltage, lost consciousness, and fell across the basket's handrails. Employee #1 lowered the crane boom and basket, called for emergency services, and administered CPR. Emergency services transported Employee #2 to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for electrical burns to his right hand and abdomen. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that the crane's basket was not insulated, and the crane truck was grounded to the same source as the transmission tower. In addition, Employee #2 was not wearing electrical protective equipment.
Keywords: power line worker, electrical work, personnel cage, induced current, electric shock, ppe, unconsciousness, burn, construction, transmission tower
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1258259.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians' apprentices

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