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Inspection: 14887905 - Chandler-Wilbert Vault Co

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 14887905Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 04/12/1984

Chandler-Wilbert Vault Co
899 Burr St
St Paul, MN 55101
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1521/General Contractors-Single-Family Houses
Mailing: 2280 N Hamline Ave, St Paul, MN 55113

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:06/02/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360589931    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $324 $0 $0 $0 $0 $324
Current Penalty $324 $0 $0 $0 $0 $324
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260550 A15 I 04/19/1984 04/22/1984 $162 $162 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 04/19/1984 04/22/1984 $162 $162 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14447957Event: 04/11/1984Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Crane Boom
TWO EMPLOYEES WERE ASSIGNED THE DUTIES OF DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION OF PREFABRICATED STEPS AT THE REAR ENTRY OF A RESIDENCE. THREE DIFFERENT SETS OF OVERHEAD POWER LINES WERE IN THE AREA WHERE THE STEPS WERE TO BE PLACED. THE TRUCK CRANE COULD NOT REACH THE POSITION WHERE THE STEPS WERE TO BE PLACED. THE OPERATOR LET THE STEPS DOWN, AND THE HELPER UNHOOKED THE CABLE FROM THE STEPS. WHEN THE OPERATOR, USING HAND CONTROLS AND STANDING ON THE GROUND, WENT TO SWING THE BOOM AROUND TO PICK UP THE STEPS AT ANOTHER ANGLE, THE CABLE CAME IN CONTACT WITH AN 8000-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE OPERATOR WAS KNOCKED UNCONCIOUS, AND MOUTH-TO-MOUTH RESUSITATION WAS USED TO REVIVE HIM. HE RECEIVED BURNS ON THE FINGERS OF HIS RIGHT HAND AND ON HIS LEFT FOOT. HUMIDITY WAS HIGH (62%), AND THE GROUND MOIST FROM OVERNIGHT DRIZZLE. THE OPERATOR HAD ATTEMPTED TO POSITION THE BOOM IN BETWEEN THE SETS OF POWER LINES, WHICH WERE ONLY 9 FEET APART.
Keywords: burn, overhead power line, electrical, boom, cpr, crane boom, e c, electric shock, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14887905 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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