Category: Electrical Incidents
Electrical Incidents
by , on September 4, 2018
A sign hanger was involved in a billboard electric shock accident February 2018. Two sign hangers working for Outfront Media were working 25 feet above ground, installing a vinyl sign in Los Angeles. One of the metal poles used to place the sign touched the energized high-voltage line above the work area. One of the...
by , on August 16, 2018
In a March 2018 arc-flash incident, two workers were injured while working at Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant. Day & Zimmerman NPS Inc., the contractor and employer of the injured workers, received proposed penalties amounting to $71,599 in relation to the March arc-flash incident.  The work was being performed on a 6.9 kilovolt electrical bus at...
by , on July 26, 2018
A Mississauga, Ontario, company, Santoro Construction Ltd., was convicted and fined  in connection with a worker injury incident in 2016. The incident involved a worker employed by GMJ Electric, Inc. Santoro had contracted with GMJ Electric Inc. to complete all electrical projects at a job site in Toronto. Two GMJ employees were tying in and...
by , on May 31, 2018
metal manufacturing building, blue sky
Safety incident causes production problems for auto customer Many years ago, a large auto manufacturing client had 3000 workers sidelined by a parts supplier. The lean manufacturing model they had employed had a hole they didn’t know they needed to fill: electrical safety. The small parts supplier had an arc flash fatality, and OSHA shut...
by , on March 19, 2018
boom with worker and bucket trucks near power lines
An Ontario worker was electrocuted November 2015 in an accident involving overhead power lines. The two companies involved have been convicted and fined. PGC Services of Gormley, Ontario, and K-Line Maintenance & Construction Limited of Stouffville, Ontario, have been fined in relation to a worker electrocution at a construction project site. The companies’ convictions came down February...