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Inspection: 309087971 - Ad Sign Service Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 309087971Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 08/03/2006

Ad Sign Service Inc
750 First St
Arcadia, LA 71001
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: 202 Parkway St, Minden, LA 71055

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/03/2006
Emphasis: S:Construction FatalitiesClose Case:09/20/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260453 B02 V 09/07/2006 09/13/2006 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200554525Event: 08/02/2006Employee Electrocuted In Contact With Advertising Sign
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on August 2, 2006, Employee #1 was using an aerial ladder truck to check a newly installed outdoor sign to see if all the internal lighting was functioning. To energize the sign, two coworkers at ground level placed the live and neutral wires of the outdoor sign into the female end of a flexible cord that was energized by a portable generator. The sign did not light up completely when energized, so Employee #1 placed one foot on the door entrance to the sign and one hand on the entrance frame so that he could look inside of it. He was electrocuted and fell approximately 20 ft to the ground before his coworkers removed the live and neutral wires from the flexible cord and broke the electrical circuit. Subsequent investigation revealed that a wire had been pinched between a ballast and the sign frame, possibly during manufacturing, which allowed the conductors of the pinched wire to contact the sign frame and energize it.
Keywords: lighting circuit, electrical, electrocuted, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc, electric conductor, fall, advertising sign, mech malfunction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309087971 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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