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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $640 $0 $0 $0 $0 $640
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
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 230403 A 09/17/1986 10/06/1986 $640 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 02001 Other 19260028 A 09/17/1986 09/20/1986 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14264196 Event: 08/27/1986Burn - Shovel Contact With Underground Power Line
THREE EMPLOYEES OF A PIPE LAYING COMPANY HAD EXCAVATED A TRENCH 3.5 FEET DEEP, 3 FEET WIDE, AND 15 FEET LONG. THE TRENCH WAS TO CARRY A HIGH PRESSURE WATER LINE UNDER AN EXISTING UNDERGROUND POWER LINE. THE EMPLOYEES HAD USED A BACK HOE TO EXCAVATE THE AREA TO WITHIN 12 INCHES OF A 3-INCH-DIAMETER TELEPHONE CONDUIT. THE EMPLOYEES THEN BEGAN PROBING FOR THE POWER LINE USING A 6-FOOT-LONG ALL-METAL SHOVEL (CALLED A "SHARPSHOOTER"). DURING THIS OPERATION, THE SHOVEL CONTACTED THE UNDERGROUND POWER LINE AND CAUSED AN ELECTRICAL FAULT. THE RESULTING ARC BURNED TWO OF THE EMPLOYEES--ONE ON HIS FACE, THE OTHER ON BOTH ARMS. BOTH EMPLOYEES WERE TREATED AND RELEASED AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL.
Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, electrical, trench, e c, electrical fault, shovel, undrgrd power line
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2578060 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers
2 2578060 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers

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