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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18532374 - Alert Cable Tv Of Nc, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 18532374Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 11/21/1988

Alert Cable Tv Of Nc, Inc.
508 South White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4899/Communications Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P. O. Box 1228, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/29/1988
Close Case:04/12/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360260525    

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100268 C 03/06/1989 04/10/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 809566Event: 09/14/1988Electric Shock & Fall - Contact With Energized Catv Cable
AN EMPLOYEE WAS RECONNECTING THE CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE TO A HOUSE. THE CABLE HAD ALREADY BEEN INSTALLED, AND HE WAS TO RECONNECT THE TAP. THE TAP WAS LOCATED MIDWAY BETWEEN TWO UTILITY POLES, AT A ROAD ENTERING A HOUSING SUBDIVISION. THE CABLE TELEVISION CABLE RAN ACROSS AND PERPENDICULAR TO A STATE HIGHWAY IN THE AREA. AFTER PARKING HIS TRUCK, PUTTING OUT TRAFFIC CONES, AND PUTTING UP A FIBERGLASS LADDER, THE EMPLOYEE PUT ON HIS TOOL BELT, WHICH INCORPORATED A SAFETY BELT. THE EMPLOYEE CLIMBED THE LADDER AND GRABBED THE SUSPENSION STRAND SO THAT HE COULD TIE OFF. AS THE EMPLOYEE WAS CLIMBING THE LADDER, A TRUCK WITH A HIGH LOAD SNAGGED THE CABLE TELEVISION CABLE STRUNG ACROSS THE HIGHWAY AND BROKE IT. THE END OF THE CABLE AT THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK LOCATION FLIPPED UP AND OVER A 13.2-KILOVOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE, ENERGIZING THE SUSPENSION STRAND AND THE CABLE TELEVISION CABLE. WHEN THE EMPLOYEE GRABBED THE SUSPENSION STRAND AT THE TOP OF THE LADDER, HE RECEIVED AN ELECTRIC SHOCK, WHICH CAUSED HIM TO FALL 15 FEET TO THE PAVEMENT. THE EMPLOYEE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, cable tv work, communication cable, e tc, truck, electric shock, fall, fall protection, suspension strand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18532374 Hospitalized injury Fracture Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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