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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $250
Current Penalty $250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260020 B02 01/17/1985 02/17/1985 $250 $250 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14470439 Event: 10/11/1984Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom
AN EMPLOYEE WAS OPERATING A PITMAN DIGGER DERRICK. THE EQUIPMENT FAILED, AND THE BOOM STRUCK A 66-KILOVOLT OVERHEAD POWER LINE. THE EQUIPMENT FAILURE OCCURED IN THE ROTATION GEAR BOX WHERE TWO AND ONE-HALF TEETH SHEARED OFF THE PINION GEAR. THE ADJUSTMENT BOLTS AND CAP BOLTS HAD NOT BEEN ADJUSTED OR TIGHTENED AS SUGGESTED BY THE MANUFACTURER, AND THIS MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE FAILURE. THE EMPLOYEE OPERATING THE TRUCK AT GROUND LEVEL SUFFERED SEVERE ELECTRIC SHOCK AND SUBSEQUENTLY DIED.
Keywords: digger-derrick, overhead power line, electrical, boom, electrocuted, e c
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 604926 Fatality Electric Shock Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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