by , on April 25, 2011
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by , on April 6, 2011
A window washer was killed when the extension pole he was using came into contact with a 12,000 volt overhead line. Click here to read more about electrical fatality.
by , on April 6, 2011
The electrician was working on an electrical panel, attempting to locate some blown fuses, when the electrical panel exploded.   The flash caused second and third degree burns to the electrician’s arms and hands. He was flown to a burn center given the severity of the burns to his hands. Click here to read more about...
by , on April 6, 2011
Canada’s “NFPA 70E” is now available for public review.  All comments are considered by our committee.  Be part of the process. The Public Review Draft of CSA Z462-12 is now available for review.  The reviewer must first register with the system to gain access to the draft standards (name, affiliation, country, and valid e-mail address).  The...
by , on March 30, 2011
A 25 year old man who was disfigured in a 2008 electrical incident , has received a full face transplant.  It is the first full face transplant to be performed in the U.S.  Electrical related incidents continue to be among the worst and most frequent leading to fatality and permanent disability. These have continued to fall because...
by , on March 30, 2011
HSE is a national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness in Great Britain. HSE has put together a research report on identifying the incidence of electricity- related accidents in Great Britain.  Be sure to click the link below and then download the full report that is available .  If nothing else, read the conclusions...
by , on March 30, 2011
Good article – Part 2 of previously posted article.  This article covers recent changes in South Africa requiring NFPA 70E, ASTM F1506, IEC 61482-1 and IEC 61482-2 among other standards for protecting workers from arc flash, shock and other electrical hazards in South Africa.  This is even a good overview of the standards for non-South...
by , on March 30, 2011
A Columbus OH scrap metal firm was fined $64,000 and issued 14 safety violations. Twelve of the violations were classified as  serious and included, among others, the failure to provide training in energy control procedures; failure to ensure safe electrical work practices were followed while troubleshooting, voltage testing, and maintenance of electrical circuits; failure to provide training on...
by , on March 30, 2011
A 51 year old roofer, father-of-five was electrocuted while assessing a roof in the earthquake zone of Christchurch NZ.  The roofer and his son were assessing the roof when  he leaned against a polystyrene panel wall of an adjacent building.  The man was pronounced dead when the ambulance arrived.  An investigation is currently underway,  but...
by , on March 30, 2011
A man working for a private electical contractor was killed while working on runway lights at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport. The FAA uses NFPA 70E.  Unfortunately there are still many electrical contractors who do not. Click here to read more about electrical fatality.