by , on September 15, 2010
This fatality is a common type of an uncommon occurence.  In the old days most utilities would have a death annually during storm restoration but with OSHA 1910.269 and common utility safety methods this is more a thing of the past. Click Here to Read the News Article.
by , on September 15, 2010
Heart attack determined to be electrocution?  This is very common.  Before most areas performed autopsies on workplace fatalities this happened all the time.  Some of those who perform autopsies today don’t know and wrongly conclude heart attack.  Wonder if there has been a study on this one? Most of these incidents are prevented by following...
by , on September 14, 2010
OSHA fines continue to mount with focus on electrical.  Most of the news releases include the mention of electrical fines which are often related to the NEC, NESC or NFPA 70E not being used to guide compliance to OSHA’s standards.  OSHA electrical standards are very specific in some cases and very open in others but...
by , on September 13, 2010
Two electricians, a 72 year old grandfather (subcontracting for his old company) working with his 22 year old grandson were burned seriously enough to be entered into a burn unit knocking out power to a senior citizen’s highrise. I troubled me a bit that the article and the follow up focused more on the inconvenience...
by , on September 13, 2010
The misuse of electrical outlets is very common and can lead to fires and shock.  In this case, OSHA maintains that they had cited the company and they did not correct the problem.  So they now face a larger fine for failure to abate.  The NEC (NFPA 70) is law in most states and has...