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Inspection: 313650277 - Decisive Communications, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Reg 1

Nr: 313650277Report ID: 0352450Open Date: 09/28/2009

Decisive Communications, Inc.
Corner Of Aston Manor Drive And Gateshead Manor Wa
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 4014-G Mountville Road, Jefferson, MD 21755

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/13/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/18/2009
Emphasis: L:Electric, S:Construction (1500-1799)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102594892    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
Current Penalty $4,275 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,275
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 10/28/2009 11/30/2009 $1,195 $2,750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100268 E 10/28/2009 11/05/2009 $1,195 $2,750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100268 F01 10/28/2009 11/05/2009 $1,195 $2,750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260651 B01 10/28/2009 11/05/2009 $690 $1,750 $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 313650277 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Laborers, except construction

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