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Inspection: 309413508 - Pittsburg Tank & Tower Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 309413508Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 12/02/2005

Pittsburg Tank & Tower Co., Inc.
5325 Old Oxford Rd.
Durham, NC 27712
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1629/Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 237990/Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Mailing: 1 Water Tank Place, Henderson, KY 42420

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/18/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:04/04/2007
Emphasis: S:Program Improvements

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100357201    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 95012901 05/19/2006 05/24/2006 $0 $7,000 $0 07/24/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260550 A15 II 05/19/2006 05/24/2006 $3,500 $7,000 $0 07/24/2006 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260550 A15 I 05/19/2006 05/24/2006 $3,500 $7,000 $0 07/24/2006 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200355105Event: 12/02/2005Employees Killed From Electrocution, Crane Contacts Line
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on December 2, 2005, Employee #1, #2, and #3 were constructing a 250,000-gallon water tank. Employee #3, superintendent, was operating a 28-ton Grove rough terrain crane to lift sheets of steel. Employee #2 was assisting Employee #1, holding onto the steel plates. The boom contacted an 14.3-kilovolt conductor. Employee #1 was electrocuted. Employee #2 received an electric shock. Employee #3 received burns to his right hand and chest and was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, chest, overhead power line, crane boom, electrocuted, struck against, electric conductor, electric shock, hand, crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309413508 Fatality Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 309413508 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c.
3 309413508 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Construction trades, n.e.c.

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