by , on May 25, 2011
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by , on May 24, 2011
F887 – Standard Specifications for Personal Climbing Equipment has been revised to F887-11.  This standard has included an arc test since 2004.  The test is an exposure of 40 cal/cm2 for the harness and it must pass the drop test after the exposure. Click here to see the revision
by , on May 24, 2011
Two paving crew workers, the driver of the paver and a crew member walking beside the paver,  were transported to the hospital when a loading truck that was dumping asphalt into the paver attracted an arc of electricity from an overhead wire.  The truck did not come into direct contact with the wire but apparently was...
by , on May 24, 2011
Two employees of a retirement community and an electrical contractor were injured while working on an electrical panel when an arc flash occurred.  The contractor suffered burns to both hands and the other two suffered facial burns and respiratory tract damage.  The cause of the arc flash incident has not yet been determined.  Respiratory tract burns...
by , on May 24, 2011
A contractor working at the university suffered burns to his forearms while measuring voltage on a piece of equipment being installed.  Another nearby contractor sustained a flash burn to his eyes. They were both transported to a burn unit and have been released.  The incident is still under investigation.  Murray State has an NFPA 70E...
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