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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 316918556 - Watts Brothers Cable Construction Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Kentucky

Nr: 316918556Report ID: 0452110Open Date: 09/09/2013

Watts Brothers Cable Construction Inc
Hwy 136 East
Calhoun, KY 42327
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4813/Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone
NAICS: 517919 

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/30/2013
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:10/29/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $16,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,800
Current Penalty $15,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100268 C 02/25/2014 04/25/2014 $5,600 $5,600 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100268 C03 02/25/2014 03/03/2014 $4,000 $5,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100268 E 02/25/2014 04/25/2014 $5,600 $5,600 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202570453Event: 09/08/2013Employee Dies From Head Injury When Struck By Downed Tree
On 1:25 p.m. on September 7, 2013, Employee #1 was removing a fallen tree from an AT&T phone line. He was using a pole saw when the saw became stuck in the forks of the tree. He used a chain saw to cut away the base of the tree. Once cut, the tree sprung up and struck Employee #1 in the head. He was transported to Saint May's Hospital where he was placed on a ventilator. He passed away on September 8, 2013, at 5:37 a.m.
Keywords: head, communication cable, chain saw, tree, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316918556 Fatality Fracture Laborers, except construction

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