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Inspection: 308309459 - Northwestern Energy, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Billings

Nr: 308309459Report ID: 0830100Open Date: 06/18/2007

Northwestern Energy, Inc.
Lockwood
Billings, MT 59104
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: 405 S 20th St W, Billings, MT 59102

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/30/2007
Close Case:07/24/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101870533    
 Complaint205865553 Yes Yes

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $5,000 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $75,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $50,000 $0 $0 $55,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100269 A02 II 12/03/2007 03/21/2008 $5,000 $5,000 $0 12/26/2007 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Repeat 19100269 A02 III 12/03/2007 03/21/2008 $50,000 $70,000 $0 12/26/2007 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201862935Event: 06/19/2007Employee Dies After Being Shocked
At approximately 4:50 p.m. on June 15, 2007, Employee #1 was disconnecting the power from an underground transformer. He was shocked. At approximately 11:20 a.m. on June 19, 2007, Employee #1 died from low voltage electrocution.
Keywords: shock, electric shock, disconnecting means, transformer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308309459 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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