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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,150
Current Penalty $3,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,150
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3203 A04 08/06/2014 08/11/2014 $3,150 $3,150 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202546404 Event: 04/07/2001Electric Shock - Cause Unknown
On April 7, 2014, an employee of a residential and commercial electronic component installation company was installing the wiring for a closed-circuit television camera system. On April 1, 2014, a homeowner, in casual conversation, had told his neighbor, who is the occasional employer of the installer, that he had purchased a home-video surveillance system after a recent break in. The homeowner was looking for someone to install the system, consisting of a DVD recorder and four cameras. The neighbor agreed on a contract to perform the work. The system consisted of a 120-volt desktop DVD recorder, and four day-night 12-volt cameras. The system was a Digital Peripheral Solution, Inc., QSEE, QT5440 Video System (Serial Number: QT54401308291973), and four video cameras. A few days after April 1, the employee and his helper began installing the system. The helper worked in the attic while the installer worked outside. They finished installing the system, but one of the cameras did not work. On April 7, the installer returned and removed the nonworking camera from the west eave of the building and brought it into the room with the DVR. At about 5:00 p.m., he went into the attic via a crawl space entrance. At about 6:10 p.m., the homeowner became concerned that the installer had been in the attic for a long time. The homeowner shouted his name to check on him and received no response. The homeowner went to his neighbor's house next door and told the neighbor (the employer) of his concern. On returning to the homeowner's residence, and still getting no response, the employer went into the attic to look for the installer. The employer, accompanied by another employee, crawled approximately 9 meters from the attic ceiling entrance to the west corner area of the residence where they found the installer lying face down. The employer and the other employee brought the unconscious employee down. The injured worker had electrical burn marks on his neck and left leg, and he was not breathing. The employer and a third employee administered cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, and emergency medical services arrived shortly afterwards. Efforts to resuscitate the injured worker were unsuccessful. He had been electrocuted. No one had inspected the work area for possible hazards before the employees began working. The accident inspection found: broken florescent lighting fixtures with exposed filament wires, a kitchen vent that a proximity sensor indicated was energized, and a possible faint electrical burn mark on a junction box. After the compliance officer disturbed the area during inspection, the vent and electrical box surface were not energized. The employer described the installer as a person who perspired a lot.
Keywords: attic, installing, electrical, e gi vii, electrocuted, electric conductor, crawl space
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 317541290 Fatality Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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