by , on November 7, 2010
AFB personnel suffered mild burns to the R hand and arm following an arc flash incident at Tyndall AFB.  The crew was adding an electrical quick connect to an existing panel  for generator hook up when the arc flash occured. Click here for more information on the Tyndall AFB arc flash incident
by , on November 6, 2010
A retired electrician, who continued to help his prior employer during busy times, died after spending 8 weeks in a burn unit following an electrical arc accident.  He was severely burned in an explosion that occured as he was doing electrical work to repair the lamps that illuminated the front entrance of an office building. ...
by , on October 31, 2010
In This Issue IEEE/IAS 2011 Electrical Safety Workshop FLASH Poll: Metal Snaps Survey: Would you like to see arc ratings on gloves? OSHA Fines this Month 7 Electrical Safety Habits DVD Now On Sale NFPA 70E ROC Webinar Arc Flash Tour part of ESW 2011 in Toronto NEW Electrical Safety Program Guide For Sale Chinese...
by , on October 29, 2010
A father of two has died from injuries he received from an arc flash incident that occured when he was reclaiming scrap metal from an abandoned workshop.  The surge of electricity from the blast shot metal debris over 5 meters away and caused 28% burns to the worker’s body. It is speculated that the accident...
by , on October 29, 2010
As a result of a district appeal, California OSHA reduced the fines levied against a California school district.  The fines were reduced  from $44,00o to $7,700 following an investigation into the death of a sprinkler system specialist who was electrocuted while working on the school’s irrigation system in 2009.  The appeal revealed new evidence that resulted...
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