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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 18727818 - Richardson-Wayland Electrical Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 1

Nr: 18727818Report ID: 0355111Open Date: 05/20/1988

Richardson-Wayland Electrical Corp.
4118 Oaklawn Blvd. & Perrymont Road
Hopewell, VA 23860
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: P. O. Box 12648, Roanoke, VA 24027

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/06/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:08/09/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360297022    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $810 $0 $0 $0 $0 $810
Current Penalty $810 $0 $0 $0 $0 $810
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260950 C01 07/18/1988 07/22/1988 $810 $810 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14289524Event: 05/19/1988Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line
AN EMPLOYEE WORKING FROM AN AERIAL LIFT WAS RAISING A 40-FOOT-LONG GUY SO THAT HE COULD FASTEN IT TO THE DOWN GUY ATTACHMENT ON A NEWLY INSTALLED UTILITY POLE. AS THE EMPLOYEE POSITIONED THE AERIAL LIFT, THE BACK OF HIS UPPER SHOULDER CONTACTED A 7620-VOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO WAS GROUNDED THROUGH THE GUY, WAS ELECTROCUTED. THERE WAS ALSO ARCING AT THE OUTRIGGERS OF THE AERIAL LIFT.
Keywords: elec protect equip, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, e ptd, guy, elec utility work
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18727818 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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