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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316209238 - Southern California Edison

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Bernardino

Nr: 316209238Report ID: 0950633Open Date: 08/22/2012

Southern California Edison
Fourthteen Street & S Intake Blvd
Blythe, CA 92225
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: Po Box 900, Rosemead, CA 91770

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/15/2013
Close Case:03/28/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102753134    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $21,375 $0 $0 $185 $0 $21,560
Current Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $2,185 $0 $8,935
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A02 02/15/2013 02/20/2013 $185 $185 $0 03/13/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 2940 D 02/15/2013 02/20/2013 $2,000 $3,375 $0 03/13/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Serious 2941 H04 02/15/2013 02/20/2013 $6,750 $18,000 $0 03/13/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202673083Event: 08/17/2012Employee Is Injured In Fall Inside Of A Bucket Aerial Device
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on August 17, 2012, Employee #1 was inside the bucket aerial device of a boom lift truck. The employee was telephoning out the potheads. A coworker was across the street inside the underground vault and another coworker was topside of the underground vault. The coworker's intent was to attach a two-wire phone set to the cable conductor and its concentric to locate the matching pothead phase by talking to Employee #1, who was elevated in the bucket aerial device truck. The employee and the coworker attached their phones to the 33kV cable ends and potheads, and identified all three phases, marking each phase accordingly. Upon completion of the 33 kV cable phasing identification, Employee #1 and the coworker agreed to meet on the 12 kV cable to identify phases in a similar manner. The other coworker, who was standing topside of the underground vault across the street from the employee, heard a noise and he looked up and saw Employee #1 fall backwards into the bucket. The coworker told the other coworker about the accident who then climbed out of the underground vault. The coworker using the lower boom controls lowered Employee #1 into the bed of a pick-up truck. The employee was transported via ambulance to a medical transport helicopter, where he was taken to a medical facility for immediate medical treatment for multiple fractures. Employee #1 remains hospitalized.
Keywords: boom truck, fracture, boom, truck boom
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316209238 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers

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