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Inspection: 308130376 - Glatfelter Pulp Wood Company

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 1

Nr: 308130376Report ID: 0352410Open Date: 09/21/2004

Glatfelter Pulp Wood Company
29809 Connelly Mill Road
Delmar, MD 21875
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2611/Pulp Mills
NAICS: 322110/Pulp Mills
Mailing: P.O. Box 1971, Salisbury, MD 21802

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/26/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/30/2004
Emphasis: S:Electrocution, S:General Industry

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $2,575 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,575
Current Penalty $500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100333 A 11/18/2004 11/23/2004 $500 $2,575 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 09122303 B 11/18/2004 11/23/2004 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202347225Event: 09/21/2004Employee Suffers Burns After Touching Energized Guy
Employee #1 was searching for debris in a grassy area near a dead end overhead power line as he prepared to mow the grass. The power line system consisted of two utility poles, both with guys that reached approximately 18 inches from their top to the ground. Six terminators (breaker fuses) were located 25 feet 11 inches above the ground, directly beneath the guys, and were energized at 7,200 volts. One of the guys was broken and was hanging down. When the employee grabbed the wire, he received severe electric shock injuries to the right hand, right leg, and both feet. He was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for severe burns and an irregular heart beat. According to witnesses, the guy had been broken during a previous grass mowing operation when it was struck by a bush hog attached to a farm tractor.
Keywords: burn, shock, electrical, guy, electric shock, utility pole, hand, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308130376 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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