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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307051029 - Pike Electric, Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 307051029Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 09/20/2003

Pike Electric, Inc
12607 Kavanaugh Lane
Bowie, MD 20715
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
NAICS: 237130/Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: P O Box 168, 100 Pike Way, Mount Airy, NC 27030

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/20/2003
Close Case:06/25/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102355260    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 1 8
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $34,050 $0 $0 $0 $0 $34,050
Current Penalty $18,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100269 A02 I 11/14/2003 12/17/2003 $0 $5,150 $0 12/09/2003 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100269 L01 11/14/2003 11/19/2003 $0 $5,150 $0 12/09/2003 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100269 R01 III 11/14/2003 11/19/2003 $0 $5,150 $0 12/09/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100269 R01 IV 11/14/2003 11/19/2003 $5,000 $5,150 $0 12/09/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100269 R01 VI 11/14/2003 12/17/2003 $5,000 $5,150 $0 12/09/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100269 R07 I 11/14/2003 11/19/2003 $5,000 $3,150 $0 12/09/2003 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100269 R08 11/14/2003 11/19/2003 $3,500 $5,150 $0 12/09/2003 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 8. 02001 Other 19100269 A02 VII 11/14/2003 12/17/2003 $0 $0 $0 12/09/2003 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202352019Event: 09/20/2003Employee Electrocuted When Saw Contacts Power Line
On September 20, 2003, Employee #1 was boosted by a coworker into a tree to remove a limb from a 7,620 volt overhead power line. He was using a hand saw to cut the branch when he contacted the power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted and then fell approximately 25 ft to the ground.
Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, work rules, struck against, construction, saw, fall, hand tool
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307051029 Fatality Electric Shock Truck drivers, heavy

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