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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314721911 - Calpine Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Allentown

Nr: 314721911Report ID: 0317900Open Date: 12/22/2010

Calpine Corporation
2254 Applebutter Road
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: 500 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, DE 19801

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/24/2011
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/29/2019
Emphasis: S:Fall From Height, L:Fall

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 A08 06/14/2011 06/14/2011 $7,000 $7,000 $0 07/06/2011 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201321718Event: 12/22/2010Power Generation Supervisor Killed In Fall
A supervisor at an electric power generation plant was working in an area that was undergoing work by a construction crew. The crew was rebuilding turbine chambers, which called for the removal of the roof of the building and all of the floor grates around the chamber. At the time of the accident, the work was almost completed, and about 90 percent of the floor grates had been replaced. According to a surveillance camera, the employee had climbed a 4.6-meter ladder to reach the area, apparently gated, where he was assigned to replace a spark rod. He fell through a floor opening, 6.1 meters above grade, and sustained massive head trauma. He died of his injuries. The work habit of this individual was to shut the gate before removing his gloves. The employee was found still wearing his gloves and with the spark rod still in his pocket.
Keywords: fracture, head, maintenance, ladder, construction, catwalk, fall, floor opening, unguarded
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314721911 Fatality Fracture Electrical and electronic technicians

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