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Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

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Inspection: 1445287.015 - City Of Palo Alto

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office

Nr: 1445287.015Report ID: 0950613Open Date: 11/16/2019

City Of Palo Alto
670 East Meadow Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 921110/Executive Offices
Mailing: 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/15/2020
Close Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1518936    
Case Status: VIOLATIONS UNDER CONTEST

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 1 8
Current Violations 7 1 8
Initial Penalty $103,500 $0 $0 $560 $0 $104,060
Current Penalty $103,500 $0 $0 $560 $0 $104,060
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(A)(5) 05/15/2020 06/19/2020 $560 $560 $0 07/02/2020 -
  2. 02001 Serious 2940(C) 05/15/2020 $6,750 $6,750 $0 07/02/2020 -
  3. 03001 Serious 2940(D) 05/15/2020 $6,750 $6,750 $0 07/02/2020 -
  4. 04001 Serious 29400002 B 05/15/2020 $18,000 $18,000 $0 07/02/2020 -
  5. 05001 Serious 29400011 B 05/15/2020 $18,000 $18,000 $0 07/02/2020 -
  6. 06001 Serious 2941(G) 05/15/2020 $18,000 $18,000 $0 07/02/2020 -
  7. 07001 Serious 2941(I)(1)(A) 05/15/2020 $18,000 $18,000 $0 07/02/2020 -
  8. 08001 Serious 2941(I)(1)(D) 05/15/2020 $18,000 $18,000 $0 07/02/2020 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 121743.015Event: 11/16/2019Employee Is Electrocuted While Removing Transformer From Ele
At 11:16 a.m. on November 16, 2019, Employee #1 was in an articulating boom lift, Altec Model AM60 and Serial Number 1016DM642, at proximately 38 feet in height from grade. Employee #1 was assisting coworker #1 in removing a transformer from an electrical pole. Employee #1's basket was positioned higher than coworker #1's basket on the south side of the pole. Employee #1's basket had an arm and winch attached to it and his job was to keep the line taught with a transformer that was being removed by coworker #1. Coworker #1's basket was located on the south side of the pole and 40 feet down below Employee #1. As coworker #1 unbolted the transformer from the pole, he felt the line between the transformer and Employee #1's bucket become loose. Coworker #1 recalled shortly before that moment that Employee #1 had requested a non-insulated grip from coworker #2, who was on the ground, prepping the new transformers to be installed. Coworker #2 gave the non-insulated grip to Employee #1 via a hand line attached to Employee #1's basket. Coworker #1 was too busy unscrewing the bolts to mention to Employee #1 that he was going out of sequence and did not need the tool. When Coworker #1 looked up, he saw Employee #1 position himself right below the high voltage lines. Coworker #1 witnessed Employee #1's electrocution between two high voltage phases of 4,160 volts. Coworker #2 got into the truck and brought Employee #1 down. EMS was on the scene when Employee #1 was brought down and started resuscitation. He was taken to a nearby medical center, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: transformer, electrical, overhead power line, electrocuted, boom truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1445287.015 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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