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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313236101 - Jersey Central Power & Light Company

Inspection Information - Office: Marlton


Inspection Nr: 313236101
Report ID: 0213900
Date Opened: 08/11/2009

Site Address:
Jersey Central Power & Light Company
Cookstown - New Egypt Road
Wrightstown, NJ 08562

Mailing Address:
76 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/05/2010

Emphasis: S:Electrical

Case Closed: 06/22/2011

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 101774305
Referral 202730545 Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $5,000
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 19100269 A03 01/08/2010 02/04/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 02/02/2010 J - ALJ Decision Citation has been deleted.
2. 01002 Serious 19100269 C01 01/08/2010 02/04/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 02/02/2010 J - ALJ Decision Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003 Unclass 19100269 L02 01/08/2010 02/04/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 02/02/2010 J - ALJ Decision  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201773447
Event: 08/10/2009
Employee Is Burned By Electrical Shock, Later Dies

On August 10, 2009, a crew of seven employees was performing routine maintenance on breaker T98 of a substation. The T98 breaker had been tagged out, switched, and grounded on both sides. Employee #1 received an electrical shock when he accessed breaker S19, which had not been tagged out, switched, or grounded. He sustained second and third degree burns to over 80 percent of his body. Employee #1 was transported to a burn unit. A coma was induced, and he remained in that state until his death on August 16, 2009.

Keywords:burn, electrical, lockout, breaker plate, substation, electric shock

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313236101 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.
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