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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1290603.015 - Bellsouth Telecommunications Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 1

Nr: 1290603.015Report ID: 0454711Open Date: 01/25/2018

Bellsouth Telecommunications Llc
8754 Munford Giltedge Road
Burlison, TN 38015
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 517210 
Mailing: 402 Franklin Road02b-99, Brentwood, TN 37027

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/26/2018
Close Case:01/04/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $7,000 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other TCA 50-3-105(1) 07/17/2018 08/20/2018 $7,000 $7,000 $0 08/08/2018 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 102569.015Event: 01/25/2018Employee Dies After Being Caught In Auger
At 2:00 p.m. on January 25, 2018, an employee was working for a telecommunications firm that provided both wired and wireless service. He was preparing to bore underneath a road to run cable from a customer's house to a pedestal across the road. The employee was working alone. He was using the drilling attachment of a Model 410sx Ditch Witch trencher, with an approximate 22-millimeter (0.875-inch) auger tip and at least three 3.0-meter (10-foot) bore rods. The employee approached the machine's auger tip while the engine was engaged. As he bent down, his jacket got caught in the auger tip. The drilling attachment had 1017 newton-meters (750 pound-feet) of torque. It had an operating speed of 185 to 240 rpm. The employee was pulled into the auger tip and subsequently the boring rod. He sustained crushing injuries as a result. Emergency medical service providers responded. They used a hydraulic rescue tool (the jaws of life) to cut him free from the machine and performed CPR at the scene. The employee was transported to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Keywords: power take-off, trench, auger, cable tv work, clothing, crushed, machine guarding, emergency response, cpr, caught by, auger mechanism, trench digger
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1290603.015 Fatality Other Telecomm: Line Installers And Repairers

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