by , on August 8, 2012

OSHA’s Weekly Summary of Fatalities includes several electrical incidents:

5/25/12:  Delsignore Blacktop Paving Inc., East Greenbush, NY 12061; Worker lowering a tall light mast used to illuminate large areas was electrocuted when the light fixture touched a power line.

5/25/12:  Ocala Electric Utility, Ocala, FL 34482; Worker was electrocuted while repairing a damaged transmission line.

5/30/12:  Lex Electric Company Inc., Philadelphia, PA 19063 ; Worker was performing electrical work and fell from a ladder.

5/31/12:  Nelson Tree Service Inc., Youngtown, OH 44501; Worker clearing trees from power lines died after falling 45 feet.

5/31/12:  Steel Structures Inc., Wausau, WI 54401; Worker standing inside a forklift bucket to change a ceiling light was killed when the forklift rolled, causing him to fall to the floor.

6/1/12: Waukesha Electric Systems Inc., Goldsboro, NC 27530; Worker died from electrical burns received while testing a transformer.

 Click here for Weekly Summary of 6/2/12.

Click here for Weekly Summary of 6/9/12.




Hugh Hoagland
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