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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314220336 - Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Vermont

Nr: 314220336Report ID: 0155010Open Date: 03/23/2012

Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Saw Mill Road
Essex, VT 05451
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: 42 Wescom Road, Johnson, VT 05656

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/31/2012
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/01/2016
Emphasis: S:Amputations, S:Bloodborne, S:Workzone Safety

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102061900    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 6 6
Initial Penalty $29,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $29,400
Current Penalty $29,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $29,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100269 A02 III 09/18/2012 10/08/2012 $4,900 $4,900 $0 09/28/2012 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100269 C 09/18/2012 10/08/2012 $4,900 $4,900 $0 09/28/2012 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100269 D02 IIB1 09/18/2012 10/08/2012 $4,900 $4,900 $0 09/28/2012 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19100269 H01 09/18/2012 10/08/2012 $4,900 $4,900 $0 09/28/2012 -
  5. 01005 Serious 19100269 L02 09/18/2012 10/08/2012 $4,900 $4,900 $0 09/28/2012 -
  6. 01006 Serious 19100269 A03 09/18/2012 10/08/2012 $4,900 $4,900 $0 09/28/2012 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202045373Event: 03/21/2012Employee Electrocuted At Pole Dies From His Injuries
Employee #1 was dispatched to shut power down, so a tree trimming crew could clear brush and branches from power lines. Employee #1 then engaged in replacing a cut out switch on the same pole. Employee #1 completed replacement of a cut out switch, lowered all tools to ground, was set to come down from pole when he came into contact with a live conductor, Employee #1 was found unresponsive had to be rescued from pole by a coworker, lowered to ground. All efforts were made to revive Employee #1 at the scene, but was pronounced dead at the by the emergency team when they arrived.
Keywords: electrocuted, tree, electric conductor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314220336 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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