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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1364871.015 - Empower Battery, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston


Inspection Nr: 1364871.015
Report ID: 0316400
Open Date: 12/04/2018

Site Address:
Empower Battery, Llc
221 Butler Ave Bldg 511
Martinsburg, WV 25405

Mailing Address:
3100 Walnut Ave, Grants Pass, OR 97527

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/06/2018


Close Case:06/04/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1406506
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,260
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001A Serious 19100333 A02 05/20/2019 05/31/2019 $0 $13,260 $0 07/11/2019 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100333 C02 05/20/2019 07/08/2019 $0 $0 $0 07/11/2019 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01001C Serious 19100335 A01 I 05/20/2019 05/31/2019 $0 $0 $0 07/11/2019 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 111668.015
Event: 12/04/2018
Employee Contacts Dc Batteries And Is Electrocuted

At 11:37 a.m. on December 4, 2018, an employee was replacing 640 batteries in th e facilities uninterrupted power supply (UPS) room. The batteries were linked in 16 strings with each string having 40 batteries tied in series. Each string wa s 540V and 2280 amps. The employee reached overtop of a metal batter rack to r etrieve a Styrofoam spacer and his abdomen came in contact with the string of ba tteries below. The employee was electrocuted.

Keywords:battery, electrocuted

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1364871.015 Fatality Electrical and electronic technicians
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