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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314328428 - Intren, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Concord

Nr: 314328428Report ID: 0950622Open Date: 08/24/2011

Intren, Inc.
1171 Christie Lane
Martinez, CA 94553
Union Status: Union
SIC: 8711/Engineering Services
NAICS: 541330/Engineering Services
Mailing: 18202 West Union Road, Union, IL 60180

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/20/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:12/20/2011
Emphasis: S:Construction (Cship)

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102690963    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202508677Event: 06/21/2011Utility Pole Worker Is Injured In Fall Rom Pole
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on June 21, 2011, Employee #1, a 29-year-old male with Intren Inc., and a coworker were working on a twenty-nine foot power utility pole. The workers were assigned to climb the utility pole, remove a transformer and install a replacement, and then reconnect service. Employee # 1 and the coworker were awaiting a new transformer for installation, when the safety strap being worn by Employee # 1 came off during adjustment. So Employee #1 removed the safety strap, and proceeded to "free climb" down off the utility pole without the safety strap. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Employee # 1's gaff being worn on the left foot was inserted into a large crack in the utility pole, causing Employee #1 to slip and then fall approximately thirty feet onto a dirt surface North-West of the utility pole, approximately ten feet from the pole. Employee #1 was assisted by coworkers after the fall, and Employee #1 lost consciousness after he struck the ground, later regained consciousness, and was made comfortable by fellow workers, while Emergency Medical Services were summoned. CALSTAR Air Ambulance service arrived within minutes and transported Employee #1 to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek; they arrived at the hospital at around 12:00 p.m. Employee #1 remained at John Muir Hospital for one week before being flown back to Texas for follow-up medical care. Employee #1 suffered a fractured left pelvis, broken left arm, and a concussion due to the fall.
Keywords: fracture, unconsciousness, electrician, slip, electrical work, pelvis, elec utility work, fall, arm, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314328428 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electrical and electronic technicians

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