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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $2,340 $0 $0 $3,901 $0 $6,241
Current Penalty $1,638 $0 $0 $2,730 $0 $4,368
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19101200 E01 05/18/2021 07/21/2021 $1,638 $2,340 $0 06/08/2021 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19101200 H01 05/18/2021 07/21/2021 $0 $0 $0 06/08/2021 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 05/18/2021 $2,730 $3,901 $0 06/08/2021 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131925.015 Event: 12/15/2020Employee Is Decapitated By Overhead Power Line
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on December 15, 2020, an employee was cleaning snow a nd ice from an employer-owned vehicle located in the employer's parking lot adja cent to the highway. An electric distribution line runs parallel to the highway, opposite the employer's parking lot. An overhead branch line runs from this di stribution line, across the highway and continues across the employer's parking lot to a pole-mounted transformer located at the rear of the parking lot. A tra ctor-trailer driving northbound on the highway struck and caught this overhead p ower line which was hanging low due to snow and ice build-up on the line. The l ine was pulled tight then snapped loose from the transformer which caused the li ne to whip across the parking lot. The whipping line struck the employee in the neck and killed the employee.
Keywords: decapitated, neck, overhead power line, transformer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1507759.015 Fatality Housekeepers and butlers

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