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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 101542793 - Northgate Electric Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Long Island

Nr: 101542793Report ID: 0214700Open Date: 11/10/1989

Northgate Electric Corp.
Nugent Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1721/Painting and Paper Hanging
Mailing: 63 Depot Road, Huntington, Station, NY 11746

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/10/1989
Close Case:02/27/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360139745    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,260
Current Penalty $630 $0 $0 $0 $0 $630
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260020 B01 12/12/1989 02/28/1990 $630 $630 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19260403 I01 I 12/12/1989 12/15/1989 $630 $630 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14562144Event: 11/07/1989Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts
AN EMPLOYEE WAS ASSIGNED TO WORK ON A GENERAL ELECTRIC SWITCH. HE WAS POSITIONED BETWEEN TWO ELECTRICAL CABINETS, BUT NO ONE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS DOING AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. APPARENTLY, THE EMPLOYEE STUMBLED WITHIN THE CONFINED AREA, AND HIS HAND CONTACTED A 277-VOLT-TO-GROUND BUS. THE TWO PHASES (480 VOLTS PHASE TO PHASE) WERE ONLY 1.5 INCHES APART, AND IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE EMPLOYEE CONTACTED BOTH PHASES. THE EMPLOYEE WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: e gi iii, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, elec circ part--misc, electrical cabinet
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101542793 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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