Category: Electrical Incidents
Electrical Incidents
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...
by , on March 14, 2018
A worker was fatally injured this past February at Carbide Industries in Louisville, KY. Carbide Industries is calling this a “workplace accident.” At least one news report described the incident as an electrocution. The investigation is ongoing. A company spokesperson said, “The company takes employee safety very seriously and is working with government authorities to determine the cause...
by , on February 1, 2018
manikin in arc flash event
An Xcel Energy electrical explosion at their Sherco plant in Becker, MN, brought on an investigation by Minnesota OSHA. The investigation has resulted in citations for three serious violations. The proposed fines total $21,000. Xcel Energy has filed to contest OSHA’s findings. In July, 2017, three workers entered a room to find out why a...
by , on January 24, 2018
manikin in arc flash event
An arc flash incident at an Integrity Windows  plant December 17, 2017, left an electrician seriously injured. The electrician suffered burns to his arms, neck, elbow and upper torso. He was taken to a Minneapolis medical center for treatment. At the time of the incident, he was installing and testing breakers at the plant when...
by , on October 5, 2017
OSHA responded to four separate reports of worker injuries at BWAY Corporation in Chicago, IL. After OSHA completed their investigations, BWAY was fined $503,380 for five repeated and five serious violations. The repeat violations include failure to train employees on lockout/tagout procedures, and inadequate machine guarding. The five serious citations involve failing to lockout equipment...