e-Hazard Blog

by , on November 30, 2015
metal manufacturing building, blue sky
During an OSHA inspection, United Hospital Supply Corp. received twenty-one citations. About half of the citations were repeat violations. United Hospital Supply Corp., located in New Jersey, received the notice November 19, 2015. The electrical citations include: Openings where conductors entered 4”x4” metal receptacle box were not effectively closed – 1910.305(b)(1)(i) – SERIOUS Electrical equipment...
by , on November 19, 2015
An electrical incident occurred Wednesday at the city center in Plymouth, England, when a worker cut through an energized line. The worker was injured and treated at the scene before being taken to a hospital for “electrical burns to hands and arms”. A spokesperson for Western Power Distribution said, “There was an incident in Cornwall...
by , on November 18, 2015
Utility workers seemed to escape serious injury while working to repair utility lines. That “large spark”, as it was described,  was an arc flash, and the worker was extremely lucky that all that seemed to happen was his hard hat being blown off his head, which he deftly caught in his hands before it could...
by , on October 30, 2015
Apache Mills, Inc, of Calhoun, Georgia, was cited this month for nine violations with the total in proposed penalties equaling $51,000. Out of those nine, five were electrical violations. A worker’s hand was injected with fluid from a leaking hydraulic line while performing maintenance on a machine at the rubber mat manufacturing plant. He was...
by , on October 27, 2015
On Thursday morning, August 20, two employees of Oak Mountain High School were planning on doing maintenance work on parking lot lights. When they flipped a 277V breaker, an arc flash occurred. Due to the arc flash, one worker suffered injuries on his face; the other received 2nd degree burns up to his elbow. Neither...
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