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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306645060 - Winchester Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Oklahoma City

Nr: 306645060Report ID: 0627700Open Date: 05/12/2004

Winchester Construction
7650 W. Charles Page Blvd
Sand Springs, OK 74063
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1795/Wrecking and Demolition Work
NAICS: 238910/Site Preparation Contractors
Mailing: 2776 Country Rd 2324, Como, TX 75431

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/25/2004
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:09/08/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $6,000
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $4,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260416 A01 07/21/2004 07/25/2004 $1,500 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19260503 A01 07/21/2004 07/29/2004 $1,500 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19260501 B01 07/21/2004 07/29/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02001 Other 19040039 A 07/21/2004 07/26/2004 $1,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200642882Event: 05/11/2004Employee Electrocuted By Power Line While Removing Sign
On May 11, 2004, Employee #1, part of a sign crew for Winchester Construction, was on a catwalk helping to remove a billboard. The sign was located approximately 4 ft 10 in. south of a 13.2-kilovolt overhead power line with a phase to ground of 7,620-kilovolts. He was at the northeast corner of the catwalk, removing a 9 ft tall metal conduit when it contacted the south and middle phases of the power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted and fell 36 ft 3 in. to the ground. He was wearing a fall protection harness and lanyard, but the lanyard was not secured to the catwalk.
Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, fall, fall protection, advertising sign, tie-off
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306645060 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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