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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314324872 - Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Concord

Nr: 314324872Report ID: 0950622Open Date: 10/04/2010

Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Sycamore Valley Road Cross Park & Ride
Danville, CA 94526
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: 77 Beale Street, B30a, 30th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/25/2011
Close Case:12/27/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
Current Penalty $18,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 2941 F01 B 03/25/2011 04/07/2011 $18,000 $18,000 $0 04/08/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202508206Event: 09/28/2010Burn - Electrical Fault In Electric Switch
A power line worker in an insulated aerial lift was working on an overhead air switch on a 21-kilovolt overhead power line. As he was using a metal crescent wrench on the energized switch, it came too close to a grounded object on the utility pole and caused an electric fault, which spread to all three phases on the pole. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee on his face and collarbone area. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, overhead power line, electrical, cutout switch, power line worker, e ptd, elec utility work, electrical fault, hand tool
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314324872 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers

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