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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 304309503 - Red Simpson, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson

Nr: 304309503Report ID: 0419400Open Date: 04/04/2001

Red Simpson, Inc.
St. Martin Switch
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
Mailing: 4615 Parliament Dr., Alexandria, LA 71303

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/02/2001
Close Case:03/13/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $21,000 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $91,000
Current Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/01/2001 10/05/2001 $7,000 $7,000 $0 10/19/2001 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100269 C 10/01/2001 10/05/2001 $7,000 $7,000 $0 10/19/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19100269 G02 I 10/01/2001 10/05/2001 $7,000 $7,000 $0 10/19/2001 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01003B Serious 19100269 G02 I 10/01/2001 10/05/2001 $0 $0 $0 10/19/2001 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001 Serious 19100269 G02 V 10/01/2001 10/05/2001 $7,000 $70,000 $0 10/19/2001 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201361508Event: 04/03/2001Fall From Concrete Utility Pole
A ten-member crew was performing maintenance on a 115-kilovolt, three-gang switch. The crew obtained a clearance and placed grounds before starting work on the deenergized structure. The switches were mounted on a switch-frame assembly secured to a concrete pole at three levels above ground: 14, 20, and 26 meters. One of the workers, who was checking the operation of the point switch, fell 26 meters from the switch frame to the ground. He was wearing a safety harness and lanyard. However, he did not have the lanyard secured to an anchorage. He died of his injuries.
Keywords: electric switch, power line worker, lanyard, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304309503 Fatality Other Electrical power installers and repairers

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