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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300251089 - Abb Power T & D Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Eau Clair


Inspection Nr: 300251089
Report ID: 0523900
Date Opened: 07/06/2001

Site Address:
Abb Power T & D Company, Inc.
Georgia Pacific Corp. 5th & Bayfront
Superior, WI 54880

Mailing Address:
940 Main Campus Dr. Suite #300, Raleigh, NC 27606

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/02/2001


Case Closed: 10/16/2001

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100340116
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
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 19100333 A01 10/03/2001 10/09/2001 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -  
2. 01002 Serious 19100335 A01 I 10/03/2001 10/09/2001 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200340263
Event: 07/06/2001
Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor

Employee #1 was working as a field service engineer for a manufacturer of electric transmission and distribution equipment, specifically power, distribution, and specialty transformers. He was performing an annual preventive maintenance inspection on an electric tie switch between two substations in a manufacturing plant. He had disconnected the electric power to one of the substations but not the other. When he reached into the tie switch cabinet, he contacted with the energized conductors from the second, still-connected, substation, which was operating at 2,300 volts. He was electrocuted.

Keywords:maintenance, electrical, electrocuted, lockout, e ptd, substation, elec utility work, electric conductor, electrical cabinet, transformer

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300251089 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.
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