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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307014357 - Tampa Electric Company

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 307014357Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 11/03/2003

Tampa Electric Company
820 S. 78th Street
Tampa, FL 33619
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: P.O. Box 111, Tampa, FL 33601

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/31/2003
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:09/01/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 04/09/2004 04/19/2004 $5,000 $7,000 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19100132 B 04/09/2004 04/19/2004 $0 $0 $0 04/22/2004 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202344206Event: 11/01/2003Employee Is Killed In Fall From Utility Pole
An electric utility was evaluating several employees for a job. Part of the evaluation required the workers to climb a utility pole and perform several tasks at varying heights on the 20-meter-tall training pole. The workers used only pole climbers and body belts with pole straps for fall protection. As one of the workers was transitioning from above a crossarm to below it, he fell backward, hitting the neutral line and then the ground. He died from laceration of the spinal cord by dislocation of cervical vertebrate due to blunt trauma to the head.
Keywords: head, spine, electrician, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, lost balance, vertebra
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307014357 Fatality Cut/Laceration Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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