by , on November 6, 2010
A retired electrician, who continued to help his prior employer during busy times, died after spending 8 weeks in a burn unit following an electrical arc accident.  He was severely burned in an explosion that occured as he was doing electrical work to repair the lamps that illuminated the front entrance of an office building. ...
by , on October 31, 2010
In This Issue IEEE/IAS 2011 Electrical Safety Workshop FLASH Poll: Metal Snaps Survey: Would you like to see arc ratings on gloves? OSHA Fines this Month 7 Electrical Safety Habits DVD Now On Sale NFPA 70E ROC Webinar Arc Flash Tour part of ESW 2011 in Toronto NEW Electrical Safety Program Guide For Sale Chinese...
by , on October 29, 2010
A father of two has died from injuries he received from an arc flash incident that occured when he was reclaiming scrap metal from an abandoned workshop.  The surge of electricity from the blast shot metal debris over 5 meters away and caused 28% burns to the worker’s body. It is speculated that the accident...
by , on October 29, 2010
As a result of a district appeal, California OSHA reduced the fines levied against a California school district.  The fines were reduced  from $44,00o to $7,700 following an investigation into the death of a sprinkler system specialist who was electrocuted while working on the school’s irrigation system in 2009.  The appeal revealed new evidence that resulted...
by , on October 29, 2010
OSHA has  proposed that  Modern Painting & Decorating of Springdale Borough in PA be fined $57,900 for workplace safety violations in connection with the death of a worker who  came in contact with a 7,500-volt power line while using a plastic-coated aluminum paint stick with a roller. OSHA claims that  employees were permitted to work to...
by , on October 29, 2010
A masonry contractor was killed and another received a massive electrical shock and burn while spreading concrete behind a concrete pumper boom truck.  One employee was moving the hose to direct the flow of concrete when the boom of the pumper truck came in contact with the overhead line carrying 7,620 volts. The employee received...
by , on October 28, 2010
An engineering company has been fined £20,000 over “horrific” burns caused to a construction worker when he struck an underground electrical cable on a building site. Dwyer Engineering Services Ltd, of Swiss Cottage, North West London, has been fined  £20,000 over an accident that cause a construction worker to suffer buns over 62% of his body. ...
by , on October 23, 2010
A contractor who sustained horrific burns two years ago when  the boom he was operating made contact with electrical wires, has been approved as a candidate to receive a face transplant.  The accident left the victim blind, with no sense of smell, no lips and no teeth.  Although he has undergone 22 surgeries, but still needs a face transplant.   ...
by , on October 23, 2010
A contractor received a fatal electric shock while pouring a concrete footer for an accessibility ramp. OSHA is currently conducting an investigation into the accident. Click here for more information on electrical fatality in WV
by , on October 20, 2010
The claims journal reported on Oct. 15 the Oct. 12 incident in the MSHA report below but called this a shock when it is actually an arc flash.  There could be shock involved but the amount of burn on the body indicates it is likely a clothing ignition from an arc flash. Click here to...