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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305361032 - Pike Electric, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Kentucky

Nr: 305361032Report ID: 0452110Open Date: 09/19/2002

Pike Electric, Inc.
Old Henry Road
Louisville, KY 40202
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 100 Pike Way, Mt Airy, NC 27030

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/12/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/07/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,500
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260950 B01 11/21/2002 09/19/2004 $4,500 $4,500 $0 12/18/2002 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19260950 C01 I 11/21/2002 09/19/2002 $0 $4,500 $0 12/18/2002 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Serious 19260950 D01 I 11/21/2002 09/19/2002 $4,500 $4,500 $0 12/18/2002 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 01004 Serious 19260950 D01 IV 11/21/2002 09/19/2002 $4,500 $4,500 $0 12/18/2002 J - ALJ Decision
  5. 01005 Serious 19260950 D01 VI 11/21/2002 09/19/2002 $4,500 $4,500 $0 12/18/2002 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201856408Event: 09/18/2002Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Underground Line
Employees of two contractors, Pike Electric and the Fishel Company, were working to attach an underground power line to a utility pole to an overhead power line through a riser. A Pike Electric employee was kneeling on the ground, holding the lateral cable. He was using a knife to skin the insulation from the cable. An employee of the Fishel Company energized the 7200-volt line from another location. The Pike employee received an electric shock and died at the hospital.
Keywords: electrical, power line worker, electrocuted, lockout, e ptd, elec utility work, undrgrd power line
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305361032 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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