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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
Current Penalty $12,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260021 B02 09/15/2008 10/03/2008 $6,300 $6,300 $0 10/02/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19260550 A15 I 09/15/2008 02/20/2009 $12,600 $6,300 $0 10/02/2008 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002B Other 19260550 A15 IV 09/15/2008 02/20/2009 $0 $0 $0 10/02/2008 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201573482 Event: 06/11/2008Crane Strikes Powerline, Employee Is Electrocuted
The crew was picking up some water pipe after concluding the hydrostatic testing of a new natural gas pipeline. The truck crane (National Crane Model Number 900A) was on a bridge, and the operator was lowering the hook to the men on the ground. Employee #1, who was on the ground, grabbed the truck crane's hook to connect to a water pipe, just as the crane's boom made contact with a 22,000-volt overhead power line. Employee #2, on the ground, pushed Employee #1, breaking contact, but Employee #2 was shocked and hospitalized overnight. There were three other men on the truck crane, and additional men standing near the crane's outriggers, and additional men on the ground and in water who were not injured. The employee designated with spotter responsibilities was on the bed of the truck, busy tying down other equipment, and there were no other designated spotters standing directly under the power line to gauge the distance of the boom to the overhead power lines. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrocuted, struck against, electric shock, hydraulic crane
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311904494 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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