by , on September 18, 2010

The California Department of Industrial Relations has levied a $176,000 fine on Pacific Gas & Electric following a review of a Cal-OSHA report that alleged lax enforcement of safety rules to protect employees following the electrocution death of a PG&E utility worker.  The worker was upgrading a transformer in a vault that contained 12,000-volt power lines.  The worker was unable to be revived and died at the scene of  the accident.

Click here to read more about the accident at PG&E

Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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