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Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

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Inspection: 1385363.015 - Southwestern Public Service Company

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock Area Office

Nr: 1385363.015Report ID: 0627510Open Date: 03/14/2019

Southwestern Public Service Company
428 Star St.
Hereford, TX 79045
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: 790 Buchanan , Amarillo, TX 79101

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/14/2019
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1435445    
Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $39,780 $0 $0 $0 $0 $39,780
Current Penalty $39,780 $0 $0 $0 $0 $39,780
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100135 A02 07/19/2019 08/14/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 08/19/2019 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100269 C01 II 07/19/2019 08/14/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 08/19/2019 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100269 G02 IV C 1 07/19/2019 08/14/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 08/19/2019 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 114483.015Event: 03/13/2019Employee Contacts Energized Power Lines And Is Killed
At 6:15 p.m. on March 13, 2019, high winds removed the metal roof from the private residence into the alley way striking the electrical distribution lines and terminating the electrical service. Employee #1 grounded, tested, deenergized and tagged the area where the electricity was out. Employee #1 repaired the distribution line with the connectors saw that another electrical distribution line was down. He relocated himself to homes across the street where another distribution line was broken and lying on the ground in the alley way. The employee failed to test, deenergize and ground the electricity at the new location. As he was lifting himself up in the aerial lift, Employee #1 contacted the energized electrical line with his head and was electrocuted.
Keywords: aerial lift, electrocuted, power lines
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1385363.015 Fatality Electric Shock

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