by , on December 30, 2010

Cal- OSHA  has fined a  Santa Clara-based window washing company $17.5K  following an electrical accident that resulted in the death of one employee and severly injured another. The employees were severely burned when the bucket of their cherry picker came into contact with high-voltage transmission lines.  One of the employees died three week later.  The  citations state that the employees came within one foot of the power lines despite regulations that mandate they stay at least 13 feet away and that one of the employees was not properly secured to the bucket. Firefighters responding to the scene faced a difficult situation given the live power lines.

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Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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