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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1513530 - Sturgeon Electric Company

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 1513530Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 12/28/1984

Sturgeon Electric Company
Lincoln Avenue & South Yosmite
Englewood, CO 80112
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: 300 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80223

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/11/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:02/13/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
Current Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/21/1985 01/24/1985 $900 $900 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14506216Event: 12/28/1984Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Hook And Ball
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on December 27, 1984, Employee #1 was preparing to set down a 4,140 lb concrete vault with a hydraulic boom truck. The vault was attached to the boom with a chain and two eyebolts on each side. The hoisting rope had two parts, with a ball and hook attached to the end of boom. The vault had been suspended approximately 4 feet above the ground so Employee #1 could feed cable through it. As he was feeding the cable, one of the eyebolts on the side of the vault broke away. When the vault fell, the ball and hook were knocked loose, striking Employee #1 on the head. He died as a result of his severe head injuries. The vault was part of an electrical switch cabinet.
Keywords: crane ball, boom truck, head, crane hook, work rules, construction, equipment failure, bolt, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1513530 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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