e-Hazard Blog

by , on October 10, 2012
Three NV Energy employees were working on an electrical box when it exploded, sending one of the employees to the hospital with burns.  This is a definite arc flash.  Fortunately this company is in arc rated garments and follow NESC to provide protection to their workers. Read more from Fox5 KVVU-TV website dated 9/29/12. Find...
by , on October 10, 2012
A city employee of Huntington, WV, was involved in an arc flash incident at the Four Pole Creek pumping station, receiving burns to his face and hands. Read more from the Herald-Dispatch dated 10/2/12.
by , on October 10, 2012
Halcon Resources Corp. of Electra, TX, was cited $189k by OSHA for safety violations following the death of an employee who came into contact with energized electrical parts and was electrocuted while working to restore power to a pumping station.  Willful violations included failing to provide training on safe work practices and to provide electrical protective...
by , on October 10, 2012
Cleveland Tank & Supply Inc. of Cleveland, OH, was cited by OSHA for $72.8k for safety & health violations.   Violations relating to personal protective equipment standards have been cited for not documenting equipment assessment, providing and training workers to use such equipment, ensuring its quality or providing it at no cost to workers.  Safety violations...
by , on October 10, 2012
ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems Inc. of Fort Worth, TX, was cited $172k by OSHA for safety violations involving failure to regularly inspect overhead cranes, hooks and slings; rate or inspect devices used for lifting; provide machine guarding for a press brake and belt sander; ensure that exits are not blocked and are properly marked; provide fall protection...
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