by , on March 23, 2012
When preparing to remove a 20′ section of pipe supported by hanger straps at a Pine Bluff Arsenal construction project, a subcontractor was electrocuted when the pipe slipped and one end came in contact with an overhead power line. Click here to read the article dated 3/14/12.
by , on March 23, 2012
A man from Donegal, Ireland, was electrocuted when the crane he was driving came into contact with overhead power lines. Click here to read the article from 3/15/12.
by , on March 23, 2012
Bradken, Inc., a producer of large steel alloy castings for mining, freight rail, and steel industries worldwide, has been cited for 27 serious violations & 7 other-than-serious violations.  The serious violations include failure to: repair damaged and unguarded electrical equipment, ensure accessibility to electrical shut-off devices,  ground electrical equipment, properly splice electrical cords, and regularly...
by , on March 23, 2012
An opened breaker on an electrical line in Phoenix was the cause of the bright explosion caught on a TV broadcast the evening of 3/8/12;  no coincidence to the 15th anniversary of a famous UFO sighting in the City of Phoenix! Click here to read the article and watch the video.
by , on March 23, 2012
A Russian tourist visiting Dewa Karon Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand, suffered a fatal electric shock when he touched the metal rail of a footbridge over a pool that was electrified due to an unsecured wire on the bridge.  The restaurant manager who attempted to pull the man from the rail was also shocked.   A full-scale inspection of the...
by , on March 23, 2012
While leaning against a boom truck, a Sac City, IA, man was electrocuted when the arm of the 50′ boom contacted an overhead power line.  His co-worker had been working in the bucket cutting tree branches. Click here to read the article from 3/14/12.
by , on March 23, 2012
OSHA proposed $178k in penalties to the manufacturer of Chobani Greek Yogurt.  Included in the 34 violations of workplace safety and health standards were failure to train employees in electric safety-related work practices, and lack of PPE for employees working on live electrical equipment. Click here to read the OSHA News Release dated 3/14/12.
by , on March 23, 2012
From June 2011 – February 2012, 24 employees and contract workers of the Kerala State Electricity Board have died in electrical accidents.  Several died in an explosion in June, 2011, but the remainder lost their lives in various sections across the state.  The Electricity Minister admitted that the number of deaths has been increasing during...
by , on March 23, 2012
Attempting to repair an external flood light, a worker was shocked, burned, and suffered memory loss after touching a live junctionn box.  The contractor and managing director of the firm hired to perform the work were fined for not having protected the worker’s health and safety. Click here to read the article from 3/9/12.
by , on March 23, 2012
In 2012, OSHA will be targeting the wind-energy industry with one of its National Emphasis Programs (NEP) due to several arc-flash events associated with wind turbines.  OSHA reports 32 arc-flash accident investigations that occurred in 2009 at wind farms. Click here to read the article dated 3/13/12.
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