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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315347369 - Time Warner Cable

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 315347369Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 01/16/2013

Time Warner Cable
499 S.Sunset
El Centro, CA 92243
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4841/Cable and Other Pay Television Services
NAICS: 517510/Cable and Other Program Distribution
Mailing: 313 N 8th St, El Centro, CA 92243

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/12/2013
Close Case:06/26/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101473510    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $745 $0 $745
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $280 $0 $280
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A07 04/15/2013 05/23/2013 $0 $280 $0 05/14/2013 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Other 3276 F 04/15/2013 05/23/2013 $280 $280 $0 05/14/2013 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Other 3395 F03 04/15/2013 05/23/2013 $0 $185 $0 05/14/2013 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201078664Event: 10/18/2012Cable Field Technician Breaks Ankle In Fall From Ladder
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on October 18th, 2012, Employee #1, a 32-year-old male Field Technician with Time Warner Cable in El Centro California, was performing a residential cable service installation for a customer from an overhead cable system. Employee #1 was attempting to route an additional drop, coax service line, to the customers' home from the service pole in the back alley. Employee #1 used a 4 ft. stepladder to aid him in getting the new drop over the fence into the customer backyard from the alley. As Employee #1 was stepping up on the ladder to the second or third step, he lost his balance and fell off the ladder, fracturing his left foot. Employee #1 was transported to El Centro Regional Hospital, where he received surgery on his left ankle due to the injury. The employer was engaged in providing and servicing of telecommunications, such as telephone, television and internet services. Service is provided to customers' homes or business via overhead or underground transmission lines throughout the city. Field Technicians are tasked with the duties for getting the system into the customers' home or business and for service repairs.
Keywords: fracture, cable tv work, communication cable, ladder, fall, lost balance, ankle, communication worker
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315347369 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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