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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 967901 - Proline Corp

Inspection Information - Office: South Boston

Nr: 967901Report ID: 0111400Open Date: 07/26/1984

Proline Corp
491 Polaski Blvd
Bellingham, MA 02019
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: Box 3b Lippencott Road, Walkhill, NY 12589

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/27/1984
Close Case:02/15/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360519490    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500
Current Penalty $500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260100 A 10/29/1984 11/01/1984 $100 $100 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19260556 B02 V 10/29/1984 11/13/1984 $400 $400 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19040002 A 10/29/1984 12/03/1984 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14267033Event: 07/25/1984Fall - Mechanical Failure In Aerial Lift
AN EMPLOYEE WAS ELEVATED ABOUT 20 FEET IN AN EXTENSIBLE-BOOM-TYPE AERIAL LIFT. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO WAS NOT WEARING A SAFETY BELT, WAS POSITIONING THE BUCKET NEXT TO A UTILITY POLE IN ORDER TO STRING CABLE FOR CABLE TELEVISION. THE CHAIN THAT RAISES THE BOOM BROKE, CAUSING THE BOOM TO DROP TO A LEVEL ABOUT 6 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. THE HYDRAULIC SAFETY CYLINDER BENEATH THE BOOM (WHICH HAD LITTLE OR NO OIL IN IT) FAILED TO PREVENT THE BOOM FROM FALLING. THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED A FATAL HEAD INJURY WHEN HE WAS THROWN OUT OF THE BUCKET AND ONTO A PAVED ROAD SURFACE.
Keywords: chain, head, telecom work, boom, cable tv work, safety belt, hydraulic cylinder, fall, aerial lift
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 967901 Fatality Fracture Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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