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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315068890 - P G & E

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fresno

Nr: 315068890Report ID: 0950625Open Date: 04/15/2011

P G & E
Recreation Center
North Fork, CA 93643
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4931/Electric and Other Services Combined
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: 77 Dell St., Room 2889, B23h, San Francisco, CA 94105

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/19/2011
Close Case:05/21/2013

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101083434    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $31,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $31,500
Current Penalty $18,675 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,675
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 2941 G 07/11/2011 07/14/2011 $0 $6,750 $0 08/16/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 2941 I01 D 07/11/2011 07/14/2011 $18,000 $18,000 $0 08/16/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 2941 I01 F 07/11/2011 07/14/2011 $675 $6,750 $0 08/16/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201495066Event: 01/12/2011Burn - Electrical Fault In Overhead Power Line
A power line crew was replacing a damaged crossarm on a utility pole. The pole supported two overhead power lines--a 70-kilovolt power line at the top and a single-phase 12-kilovolt power line about a meter lower. A power line worker on the crew had removed the 12-kilovolt conductor and neutral from the crossarm. As he swung the phase conductor to anchor it to the pole, it contacted the 70-kilovolt power line, causing an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, overhead power line, electrical, power line worker, e ptd, elec utility work, electrical fault, utility pole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315068890 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers

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