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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 304140742 - Okanogan Pud

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 6

Nr: 304140742Report ID: 1055360Open Date: 04/10/2001

Okanogan Pud
Main St & Lake St
Conconully, WA 98819
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
Mailing: Po Box 912, Okanogan, WA 98840

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/03/2001
Close Case:11/15/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,750
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 0450038501 A 09/25/2001 05/03/2001 $3,250 $3,250 $0 10/08/2001 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 0450006505 09/25/2001 10/28/2001 $3,250 $3,250 $0 10/08/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 02400040 09/25/2001 01/01/2004 $0 $3,250 $0 10/08/2001 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170007850Event: 04/10/2001Employee Killed In Fall When Utility Pole Broke
An employee was climbing an old utility pole and removing communication service drops to houses. He had climbed the pole to a height of about 6.4 meters above the ground. (His feet were approximately 4 meters above the ground.) The pole broke off at ground level when he removed the coaxial cable service drops. The pole fell and crushed the chest of the employee when it landed in the street. The employee died from his injuries. He had not tested the pole before climbing it.
Keywords: telecom work, communication cable, overloaded, equipment failure, fall, utility pole, communication worker
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304140742 Fatality Other Telephone line installers and repairers

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