e-Hazard Blog

by , on July 8, 2014
An apprentice with a Canadian electrical contracting company was injured after an electrical explosion while on the job. Reports indicate the man was working on the conduit runs while being supervised by Rob La Butte of JF Industrial Services.  He was pulling a disconnect from the busbar when the explosion happened and a fire occurred...
by , on July 8, 2014
A worker suffered injuries from a flash fire while working inside a metal tank for industrial service company, Shar-Craft, Inc. The company has received $82,090 in fines for the incident from Cal/OSHA and was cited for “knowingly using an unauthorized electric lamp while the painter was working in an explosive atmosphere, for not having a...
by , on July 7, 2014
After a 2013 incident at an Arkansas nuclear power plant, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)  has determined the incident to be of ‘substantial safety significance’. The accident occurred at Entergy Corp’s Arkansas Nuclear One plant in Russellville, AR. One worker was killed  and eight others injured when a generator fell while was being moved...
by , on July 3, 2014
An overhead line broke causing the suspension of tram services between Trafford and Didsbury in the UK on May 16, 2014. The break resulted from an electrical arc as reported by passengers on board. Additionally, the tram swayed wildly during the incident. Service on the line was suspended for several hours while the incident was...
by , on July 1, 2014
May 29, 2014 Mr. Hugh Hoagland Arcwear 13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd, Suite G Meadowbrook Farm, KY 40223   Dear Hugh, ASTM Committee F18 on Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers would like to thank you for your generous donation to the 40th Anniversary Celebration. It is through the support of members like you that make ASTM...
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