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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310479985 - Pike Electric, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus

Nr: 310479985Report ID: 0522500Open Date: 07/09/2007

Pike Electric, Inc.
13675 Sand Rock Road
Glenford, OH 43739
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: P.O. Box 868, Mount Airy, NC 27030

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/19/2007
Emphasis: S:Electrical, S:Hwy Street Bridge ConstrClose Case:02/03/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100269 Q01 II 09/19/2007 09/29/2007 $10,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100269 Q01 III 09/19/2007 09/29/2007 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200758472Event: 07/09/2007Employee Is Electrocuted By Overhead Power Lines
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on July 9, 2007, an employee, working with a four man crew, had installed a new pole and moved the lines to the new pole prior to the accident. The primary line had been covered with insulated line hoses and blankets. The crew positioned the equipment to remove the old pole. A choker was attached to the pole to lift the pole and the pole grabber on the line truck was hooked around the pole. The pole was then lifted approximately 12 to 18 inches up. The foreman then instructed the employee, a groundman, to cut off the pole with a chain saw. When the cut was made, the bottom of the pole kicked out toward the road, where the employee was standing. The employee tried to use his hands to push the pole back from hitting him. When the pole kicked out, the top of the pole contacted the energized primary line. The employee, who was not wearing required PPE, rubber gloves, was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, ppe, electrocuted
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310479985 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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