e-Hazard Blog

by , on December 7, 2010
Two farm workers in Edmonton, Alberta were fatally electrocuted after the grain auger they were transporting came in contact with an overhead power-line.  Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) responded to the accident but left without conducting a full investigation as farms ate not covered under Alberta’s workplace safety laws.  Alberta is the only Canadian province that...
by , on November 30, 2010
OSHA initiated the inspection at the West Virginia postal office in a response to a complaint and cited the Postal Service with 4 willful and 1 serious violations.  The willful violations include failing to  label electrical cabinets, failure to properly train employees, failure to use safety-related work practices when exposed to energized electrical parts and failure...
by , on November 30, 2010
The Cleveland Ohio company was fined $149K and was issued willful citations for failing to establish lockout/tagout procedures of energy sources, failing to train workers on recognizing hazardous energy sources and failing require workers to lock out machinery while performing maintenance. Click here to read more about the $145K OSHA fine for lack of hazardous...
by , on November 30, 2010
A 29 year old lineman remains in stable but critical condition following an electrical shock sustained when he made contact with a truck that had been energized.  The lineman was standing on the ground and received an unknown amount of electricity. Click here to read more about the Gainesville Electric Shock Incident
by , on November 30, 2010
After practicing the piano for 7 hours a day for the past 5 years, a 23 year-old who lost his arms in an electrical accident 10 years ago, won  “China’s Got Talent”.  The pianist learned to play the piano with his feet.  He is scheduled to travel to Las Vegas to perform in the Got Talent...
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