e-Hazard Blog

by , on March 23, 2012
From June 2011 – February 2012, 24 employees and contract workers of the Kerala State Electricity Board have died in electrical accidents.  Several died in an explosion in June, 2011, but the remainder lost their lives in various sections across the state.  The Electricity Minister admitted that the number of deaths has been increasing during...
by , on March 23, 2012
Attempting to repair an external flood light, a worker was shocked, burned, and suffered memory loss after touching a live junctionn box.  The contractor and managing director of the firm hired to perform the work were fined for not having protected the worker’s health and safety. Click here to read the article from 3/9/12.
by , on March 23, 2012
In 2012, OSHA will be targeting the wind-energy industry with one of its National Emphasis Programs (NEP) due to several arc-flash events associated with wind turbines.  OSHA reports 32 arc-flash accident investigations that occurred in 2009 at wind farms. Click here to read the article dated 3/13/12.
by , on March 23, 2012
OSHA has proposed $47.6k in penalties to International Stone, Inc., of Woburn, MA, for 11 workplace safety  violations.  Included are:  unapproved electrical equipment and outlets used in wet locations, blocked access to circuit breakers,  ungrounded, spliced and misused extension cords, and worn out and illegible control buttons for a crane used to lift and move slabs of marble...
by , on March 23, 2012
Contacting high voltage power lines was the probable cause of the fire that destroyed a truck that was dumping a trailer load of sand at American Water Company in Pekin, IL.  The driver was not aware of the contact, but only heard several pops as the tires blew.  He leaped from the cab and was...
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