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Inspection: 313650269 - William Fee Dba Fee Underground

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Reg 1

Nr: 313650269Report ID: 0352450Open Date: 09/28/2009

William Fee Dba Fee Underground
Corner Of Aston Manor Drive And Gateshead Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 596 Swallowtail Drive, Frederick, MD 21703

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/29/2009
Emphasis: L:Electric, S:Construction (1500-1799)Close Case:12/18/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $7,050 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,050
Current Penalty $3,010 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,010
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100268 C 10/27/2009 11/30/2009 $900 $2,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100268 E 10/27/2009 11/04/2009 $900 $2,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100268 F01 10/27/2009 11/04/2009 $900 $2,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260651 B01 10/27/2009 11/04/2009 $310 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202600748Event: 09/25/2009Burn - Electrical Fault In Underground Power Line
Some employees working for two contractors opened an excavation to access underground fiber-optic cables. One of the workers located what he thought to be the telecommunication conduit. Another conduit was approximately 75 millimeters away. The worker used a cordless drill to drill into the conduit so that he could see the line. Unfortunately, he had drilled into a 7,500-volt underground power line. An electrical fault occurred, and the ensuing electric arc burned the employee's right hand, right arm, and face. He was hospitalized with first- and third degree burns and received skin graphs on his hand. The electric arc also burned an employee from the other contractor. He was hospitalized with first- and second-degree burns to his neck, face, and ear.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, telecom work, e tc, undrgrd installation, electrical fault, electric drill, hand, undrgrd power line
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313650269 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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