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Three NV Energy employees were working on an electrical box when it exploded, sending one of the employees to the hospital with burns.  This is a definite arc flash.  Fortunately this company is in arc rated garments and follow NESC to provide protection to their workers. Read more from Fox5 KVVU-TV website dated 9/29/12. Find...
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A city employee of Huntington, WV, was involved in an arc flash incident at the Four Pole Creek pumping station, receiving burns to his face and hands. Read more from the Herald-Dispatch dated 10/2/12.
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Halcon Resources Corp. of Electra, TX, was cited $189k by OSHA for safety violations following the death of an employee who came into contact with energized electrical parts and was electrocuted while working to restore power to a pumping station.  Willful violations included failing to provide training on safe work practices and to provide electrical protective...
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Cleveland Tank & Supply Inc. of Cleveland, OH, was cited by OSHA for $72.8k for safety & health violations.   Violations relating to personal protective equipment standards have been cited for not documenting equipment assessment, providing and training workers to use such equipment, ensuring its quality or providing it at no cost to workers.  Safety violations...
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ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems Inc. of Fort Worth, TX, was cited $172k by OSHA for safety violations involving failure to regularly inspect overhead cranes, hooks and slings; rate or inspect devices used for lifting; provide machine guarding for a press brake and belt sander; ensure that exits are not blocked and are properly marked; provide fall protection...
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SMG @ Nassau Coliseum LLC of Westbury, NY, was cited $88k by OSHA for health & safety violations including exposing maintenance workers and electricians to asbestos or materials potentially containing asbestos while working in various locations – including the coliseum’s ice plant, catwalks and a loading dock – and that SMG did not take adequate steps...
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The Home Depot Inc. of Chicago, IL, was cited $69.3k by OSHA for safety violations including failure to  ensure that all service, feeder and branch circuits, as well as the circuits’ disconnecting means and overcurrent devices, were marked to indicate their purpose, and that materials were not stored in the space around electrical equipment.  A serious...
by , on October 10, 2012
Mohawk Industries, Inc. of Calhoun, GA, settled with OHSA for an undisclosed amount to increase fire protection at its carpet pad facilities. OSHA had cited Mohawk Carpet for serious violations involving dust, unguarded floors and electrical hazards. Two other-than-serious violations related to inadequate hazard communications. Find out more from the OSHA News Release dated 9/27/12.
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Find out more about OSHA citations including PPE violations: OSHA News Release dated 10/4/12:  Stroh Precision Die Casting, Mauston, WI, cited $51.59k OSHA News Release dated 10/4/12:  Hoist Liftruck Mfg. Inc., Bedford Park, IL, cited $82.17k OSHA News Release dated 9/24/12:  Dlubak Glass, Upper Sandusky, OH, cited $126.7k  
by , on October 10, 2012
Several electric incidents across the world: 2 young men from India were fatally shocked when the electric pump with which they were pumping water from a ditch malfunctioned.  Dated 10/9/12. 13-year-old student in Turkey died from electric shock after climbing an iron fence at school that was touching a nearby electric pole.  Dated 10/5/12. 32-year-old...
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