e-Hazard Blog

by , on September 5, 2012
A New Zealand man who was working in a cherry picker harvesting avocados was electrocuted twice when the cage struck high power lines last year. The Court awarded the orchard worker $75k and fined Avo-Plus $10k. “AVO-Plus Limited should have identified an exclusion zone of trees under and adjacent to the power lines, ensured employees...
by , on September 5, 2012
An employee of SeaWorld San Antonio was working on a heating and air conditioning unit on a rooftop at the park when he received a fatal electric shock. Apparently he reached into the unit to measure how much current it was receiving. Click here to read the news article dated 8/27/12.
by , on September 5, 2012
Insinger Machine Co. of Philadelphia, PA, was cited by OSHA with proposed fines of $67.45k for violations including failing to correct electrical hazards, provide barriers and shields to protect employees from rays generated by welding operations, and control potentially hazardous energy. Click here to read the OSHA News Release dated 8/8/12.
by , on September 5, 2012
Hebco Products Inc. of Bucyrus, OH, was cited by OSHA with proposed finees of $95.7k for violations including failing to document and use machine-specific procedures to prevent the unexpected start up of equipment, failing to provide personal protective equipment for workers handling sulfuric acid, conduct annual periodic inspections of energy control procedures, ensure that workers...
by , on September 5, 2012
Scholar Craft Products Inc. dba Melsur Corp. of Birmingham, AL, was cited by OSHA with proposed fines of $94.5k for violations including failing to develop and use “lockout/tagout” procedures when performing equipment maintenance and servicing, maintain the dust collection system to prevent potential fires or explosions, install dust collection systems in areas where combustible dust...
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