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by , on January 16, 2013
Marathon Norco Aerospace Inc. received eight serious OSHA health violations following an inspection in July. Workers had been exposed to hazardous materials and  electrical wiring deficiencies at the company’s facility in Waco. The penalties are estimated to total $41,220. Wiring according to NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code or NEC) avoids most of these penalties. Get...
by , on January 11, 2013
UK Power Networks (Operations) Ltd of England was fined $442k by HSE (Health and Safety Executive) and $233k in court costs for failure to properly assess work with tap changers, not devising procedures for the work, and failure to adequately train employees for carrying it out.  The violations were in reference to an employee who died in an...
by , on January 10, 2013
Hugh Hoagland will be instructing at the North Dakota Safety Council Conference on February 4, 2013, in Bismarck, ND.    The 8-hour pre-conference course will be Low Voltage Qualified Arc Flash Training using NFPA 70E.   The actual conference is scheduled for February 5-7, 2013, at the Bismarck Civic Center. Find Check out the specific class on...
by , on January 9, 2013
According to the OSHA Timetable the Final Rule for 1910.269 and the construction corollary of that standard will be updated will be issued March 2013. Agency Contact: Jim Maddux, Director, Directorate of Construction, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-3468, FP Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, Phone: 202 693-2020,...
by , on January 9, 2013
Fiberglass Sructures Inc. of Laurel, MT, a subsidiary of Texas-based LF Manufacturing Inc., was cited $75.6 by OSHA for safety violations.  Fiberglass Structures received one repeat violation for not containing energized wires with covers in a flammable area, which carries a $12,600 penalty.  Inspectors found 11 serious violations, with a $63,000 penalty, which involve exposing...
by , on January 8, 2013
Lowes Home Centers Inc. was cited $55k for safety violations at the Killeen, TX, retail store.  The serious violations were cited for failing to illuminate exit signs, protect exposed lamps from possible breakage or contact and guard electrical receptacles with exposed current-carrying parts.  The repeat violations were for failing to mount fire extinguishers and guard...
by , on January 8, 2013
A 17 year-old young man from Phuket, Thailand, suffered an electric shock and fell 4 meters when the flagpole he was erecting touched a high-voltage power line. Get details from The Phuket News dated 12/20/12.  
by , on January 8, 2013
Companies around the UK have been given a reminder that they must protect their workers from electric shocks, after a council was found to have played a part in an injury suffered by one of its employees. The Health and  Safety Executive (HSE) of the UK prosecuted Bury Council following an incident in which one of...
by , on January 7, 2013
BMC Building Materials and Construction Services Inc. of new Braunfels, TX, has been cited $41k by OSHA for violations exposing workers to electrical and machine guarding hazards.   The serious violations include failing to provide machine guarding while operating saws, ensure that rotating shafts on machines are covered, ensure that electrical wiring is protected and ensure...
by , on January 4, 2013
Worldwide Oilfield Machine BOP Division Inc. of Houston, TX, was cited $71.2k by OSHA for safety violations.  The serious safety violations include failing to provide the required machine guarding on equipment, such as band saws, mills and vertical/horizontal turret lathes, ensure machinery is securely anchored and ensure electrical cords, panels and boxes are not exposed...
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