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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309139798 - Pike Electric, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile

Nr: 309139798Report ID: 0418600Open Date: 07/14/2005

Pike Electric, Inc.
South Of 622 Jackson St.
Flomaton, AL 36441
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: 100 Pike Way, Mount Airy, NC 27030

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/14/2005
Emphasis: L:OhpwrlneClose Case:05/16/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $7,000 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $77,000
Current Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100269 A03 01/06/2006 01/19/2006 $5,000 $7,000 $0 01/27/2006 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001A Serious 19100269 M03 II 01/06/2006 02/02/2006 $7,000 $70,000 $0 01/27/2006 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 3. 02001B Willful 19100269 N03 01/06/2006 01/19/2006 $0 $0 $0 01/27/2006 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200451870Event: 07/12/2005Employee Electrocuted While Splicing Together Power Line
On July 12, 2005, Employee #1 was part of a three-man crew that was re-establishing electrical service to customers in the Flomaton, AL, area following power outages caused by Hurricane Dennis. At the time of the accident, he was in an insulated aerial lift bucket, splicing together a 12-kilovolt electrical line. The two conductor ends were pulled together and held in position with a manual come-along (bulldog) tool. When Employee #1 was almost done connecting the two ends of the line, he grasped both ends to complete the splice. At that time. the line became energized and Employee #1 was electrocuted. He was not wearing rubber gloves. The most likely source of the electrical energy was a portable generator connected to a nearby house circuit box, which may have caused a backfeed into the conductor.
Keywords: voltage backfeed, elec protect equip, overhead power line, power line worker, work rules, electrocuted, construction, electrical work, elec circ part--misc, elec utility work
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309139798 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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