by , on March 23, 2012
A free PDF copy by Cooper Crouse-Hinds of “Principles of Explosion-Protection” is available for downloading from their website.  This free guide is aimed at plant owners, engineers, and senior managers responsible for health and safety. Click here to access the Cooper Crouse-Hinds website.
by , on March 23, 2012
A Vermont Electric Cooperative employee was killed when he fell & became entagled in electrical lines while performing routine maintenance. Click here to read the article from 3/21/12.
by , on March 7, 2012
The MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) reports that the cause of the electrocution of a crew member at the DeAtley Crushing Co. of Oakesdale, WA, in September 2011, was due to failure of management procedures to ensure that persons de-energize an electrical circuit prior to performing work on it.  The newly installed generator system...
by , on March 7, 2012
Two roofing contractors from Clio, MI, were shocked when the ladder that they were struggling to put up next to a building to climb to the top of a two-story building drifted backwards and struck the power line.  One man was electrocuted, and the other was shocked, but conscious, and alert on the ground.  OSHA requries the use of...
by , on March 7, 2012
An Electric Department Lineman from Fairhope, AL, was electrocuted last December when multiple old wooden braces broke and live electrical wires fell onto  his back.  The lineman survived the accident and is still recovering.  The investigation indicates some possible factors:  insufficient original brace strength, inability to compute load-bearing potential of braces, degradation of braces over time,...
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