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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303078711 - Red Simpson, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 303078711Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 01/18/2000

Red Simpson, Inc.
Louisiana Street Sub Station
Shreveport, LA 71102
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: Po Box 12120, Alexandria, LA 71315

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/18/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:05/08/2000
Emphasis: S:Construction

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100551258    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100333 A01 03/15/2000 03/15/2000 $0 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100333 B02 IVB 03/15/2000 03/15/2000 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200551174Event: 01/17/2000Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts
A four-person crew was maintaining, repairing, and replacing pad-mounted transformers in a residential subdivision. There were no homes, but the transformers had been in place for many years anticipating housing construction. Someone using a bush hog to cut brush and weeds had damaged the transformers. The crew supervisor thought that the underground wiring supplying all the 7620 transformers was deenergized. The crew had successfully worked on four transformers without incident. As the employees were beginning work on the fifth transformer, one of the power line workers on the crew contacted an energized part and was electrocuted.
Keywords: elec protect equip, protective grounding, electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, lockout, e ptd, elec utility work, transformer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303078711 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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