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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311682926 - Vision Telecommunications, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 311682926Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 10/14/2011

Vision Telecommunications, Inc.
1749 Mile Fork Road
Pinch, WV 25156
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 12058 San Jose Blvd. Suite 902, Jacksonville, FL 32223

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/12/2012
Close Case:05/16/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100632843    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,800
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001A Serious 19100268 B07 04/12/2012 04/18/2012 $4,900 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19100268 J03 04/12/2012 04/18/2012 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01002 Serious 19100268 C03 04/12/2012 04/20/2012 $4,900 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 19100157 C04 04/12/2012 04/18/2012 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200632438Event: 10/14/2011Employee Is Electrocuted In Contact With Overhead Power Line
On October 14, 2011, Employee #1 and Coworker #1 were installing new coax span cable between two poles in a residential community. Employee #1 was working in a bucket of a 1994 GMC 7500 Top Kick Truck with a Telsta T40C boom, and Coworker #1 was located on the ground. The coax span cable was positioned below two existing power lines: a primary power line positioned at a height of 31 feet, 2.5 inches from the ground that was energized to 19,900 volts and a secondary power line positioned at a height of 21 and a half feet from the ground that was energized to 120 volts. The coax span cable was being installed at a height of approximately 17 to 18 feet from ground level. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 encountered a tree while installing the new coax span cable approximately 30 feet down the line. Coworker #1 provided Employee #1 with a pair of pruning tools to trim branches away from the location where the coax cable was to be installed. Employee #1 instructed Coworker #1 to get back into the truck. Coworker #1 sat down inside the truck and while closing the door, he heard a loud buzzing sound. Coworker #1 looked out of the truck and saw Employee #1 lying inside the bucket, which was located next to the primary power line. Coworker #1 attempted to communicate verbally with Employee #1 but was unsuccessful. Coworker #1 operated the manual controls and lowered the bucket to the ground. Coworker #1 contacted emergency services. Emergency services arrived and determined that Employee #1 had been killed.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrocuted, tree, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311682926 Fatality Electric Shock Laborers, except construction

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