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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313229916 - Smud

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 313229916Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 09/15/2009

7693 Twin Oaks Ave
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Union Status: Union
SIC: 8748/Business Consulting Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 541618/Other Management Consulting Services
Mailing: 6201 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/01/2009
Close Case:12/30/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202489456Event: 08/05/2009Employee Is Injured When Utility Pole Fails
On August 5, 2009, Employee #1, a lineman, was troubleshooting a power surge in a residential neighborhood. The power was deenergized in preparation for the job. Before climbing a wood utility pole, he "sounded the pole" with a hammer. After climbing the pole using gaffes and positioning equipment, Employee #1 began inspecting connections. The pole then failed at its base and fell to the ground. Employee #1 was able to move to the upper side of the pole as it fell to avoid being crushed by it. He was hospitalized for fractures of his ankle, foot, and leg.
Keywords: fracture, electrician, safety belt, lockout, elec utility work, utility pole, ankle, foot, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313229916 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians

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