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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1475504.015 - 145395 - Town Of Maiden

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Charlotte

Nr: 1475504.015Report ID: 0453730Open Date: 05/15/2020

145395 - Town Of Maiden
24 Salem Church Roadnull
Maiden, NC 28650
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 9631/Regulation and Administration of Communications, Electric, Gas, and Other Utilities
NAICS: 926130/ Regulation and Administration of Communications, Electric, Gas, and Other Utilities
Mailing: 19 N. Main Avenuenull, Maiden, NC 28650

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/16/2020
Close Case:01/15/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1590528    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $5,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260960 C01 III 09/18/2020 09/28/2020 $2,625 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260960 F 09/18/2020 09/28/2020 $2,625 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 127626.015Event: 05/15/2020Employee Is Killed By Electrocution
At 5:55 p.m. on May 15, 2020, Employee # 1, an electric lineman, was performing a gloved, live-line transfer of a three-phase electric distribution service to a new, taller pole. After completing the transfer of each of the three phases, h e began installing the phase jumpers for each of the three phases. He completed the field phase jumper installation. While installing the center phase jumper, his left shoulder blade area contacted an exposed energized part (deadend clamp or "shoe") while he had a conductive object (spare jumper wire) in the aerial bu cket with him, leaning against his left thigh. The electricity went from the ene rgized shoe, into his body at his left shoulder, through his body, and exited at his left thigh. Once the ground crew realized that Employee # 1 was not answeri ng their calls, they performed a pole-top rescue and brought him down from his w ork area. He was found to be unresponsive. He was killed by electrocution.
Keywords: bucket , electric shock, electrical, electrical work, electrocuted, energized, glove, installing, live-line tool, shoulder, thigh, unresponsive
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1475504.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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