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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310780499 - R/S Electric Utility Services, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 310780499Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 09/21/2007

R/S Electric Utility Services, Inc.
15598 286th Road
Atchison, KS 66002
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 302 Messanie St., St. Joseph, MO 64502

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/30/2007
Emphasis: L:Xfallelec, S:Commercial Constr, S:ElectricalClose Case:01/31/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000
Current Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260550 A04 12/19/2007 12/28/2007 $2,000 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19260950 C01 12/19/2007 12/24/2007 $3,500 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201344587Event: 09/20/2007Employee Electrocuted When Truck Boom Contacts Power Line
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on September 20, 2007, Employee #1 and two coworkers were installing a new power line. A line truck was used to dig the hole for a new pole; the hole was located beneath an existing 7,200-volt primary service line. The crew was attempting to screw in a ground anchor, which was positioned at an angle on the truck. Employee #1 was holding the anchor and guiding it into the newly dug hole when the pole claws on the truck boom contacted the overhead line. He was electrocuted. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: clearance, overhead power line, work rules, electrocuted, struck against, construction, elec circ part--misc, elec utility work, truck boom
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310780499 Fatality Electric Shock Electrical power installers and repairers

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