by , on June 21, 2012

OSHA cited PAR Electrical Contractors Inc. of Billings, MT, for safety violations resulting in the electrocution of an employee who was working on a power line in December 2011.  The serious violations involved exposing workers to electrocution hazards while working in close proximity to energized parts without approved insulating safeguards, and failing to discontinue power line work when high winds made the situation hazardous.  A repeat violation involved failing to keep new conductors under positive control in order to prevent accidental contact with energized circuits.

Click here to read the OSHA News Release dated 6/7/12.

Hugh Hoagland
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