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Inspection: 126982990 - Diamond-Back Underground Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Arizona Phoenix Sfty

Nr: 126982990Report ID: 0950411Open Date: 07/24/1997

Diamond-Back Underground Construction
Mcqueen Road / Elliot Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1794/Excavation Work
Mailing: 4501 West Tierra Buena Lane, Glendale, AZ 85306

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/05/1997
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:07/13/1999
Emphasis: N:Trench

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360735534    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $750
Current Penalty $562 $0 $0 $0 $0 $562
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 09/02/1997 09/23/1997 $562 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170064265Event: 07/24/1997Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Guy
Two employees were operating a soil compactor alongside a trench. The trench was 254 millimeters wide and about 610 millimeters deep. One employee was stabilizing the compactor as the other employee was pulling it with a rope. During this operation, the employee pulling the compactor slipped into the trench and landed against a slack guy used to support a utility pole. When the employee landed against the guy, it was loose enough to contact a 12-kilovolt overhead power line. He was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, trench, e c, guy
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126982990 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers

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