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Inspection: 1607243.015 - 75455 - Medical University Of South Carolina

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv


Inspection Nr: 1607243.015
Report ID: 0454510
Date Opened: 07/11/2022

Site Address:
75455 - Medical University Of South Carolina
114 Doughty Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Mailing Address:
261 Calhoun Street, Suite 306, Msc 184, Charleston, SC 29425

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 622110/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: StateGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/30/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1917617
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100132 F01 12/22/2022 01/23/2023 $1,000 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100333 A02 12/22/2022 01/23/2023 $1,000 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100335 A01 I 12/22/2022 01/23/2023 $1,000 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 147850.015
Event: 07/08/2022
Employee Is Electrocuted And Killed While Working On Electri

At 12:00 a.m. on July 8, 2022, an employee was responding to a work order to tro ubleshoot heat damage to the insulation inside an electrical panel at a building at the Medical University of South Carolina. The employee and his coworker were having trouble locating the specific panel box on the work order in the Electri cal Switch Gear Room, and contacted the manager to come to the room and show the m the specific panel box. At the time the manager arrived, the employee and his coworker located the panel box, and the employee was using a Fluke 373 True-RMS Clamp Meter to measure the amperage inside of the panel box. The coworker and t he manager were standing to the left of the panel box and they could not fully s ee what the employee was doing because the panel box opened to the left. The emp loyee stood up when the coworker and manager asked about his condition, and the employee began to fall after he responded. The coworker and manager stopped the employee's head from striking the floor when he fell, and then contacted emergen cy services. Emergency services instructed the coworker and manager to begin che st compressions on the employee, and emergency personnel arrived at approximatel y 9:13 a.m. The employee was pronounced dead on the scene due to cardiac dysrhy thmia by electric shock.

Keywords:electric shock, electrical, electrical box, electrical work, electrician, electrocuted, troubleshooting

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1607243.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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