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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 104898333 - Jefferson Co Watertown Intl. Airport

Inspection Information - Office: N.Y. Syracuse

Nr: 104898333Report ID: 0253670Open Date: 05/01/1990

Jefferson Co Watertown Intl. Airport
Cr 12f
Dexter, NY 13634
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4581/Airports, Flying Fields, and Airport Terminal Services
Mailing: 175 Arsenal St., Watertown, NY 13601

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/01/1990
Emphasis: L:HhClose Case:07/20/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360174833    

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 3A0001 05/16/1990 06/21/1990 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 1005172Event: 04/26/1990Electric Shock - Failure To Lockout Lighting Circuit
AN EMPLOYEE WAS REPAIRING A RUNWAY/TAXIWAY LIGHTING SYSTEM. HE WAS ISOLATING CURRENT LEAKS THAT WERE CAUSING DIMMING OF SOME OF THE LIGHTS. TO PERFORM THIS JOB, THE EMPLOYEE LOCKED OUT THE 2400-VOLT LIGHTING SYSTEM AND DUG UP THE LIGHTS. THE SYSTEM WAS RUN AS A 2400-VOLT CIRCUIT LEADING TO UNDERGROUND TRANSFORMERS THAT REDUCED THE VOLTAGE TO 4.5 VOLTS FOR THE LIGHTING FIXTURES. THE EMPLOYEE DUG UP THE DIM LIGHTS DOWN TO THE TRANSFORMERS, CHECKED THE PLUG-IN UNITS, TAPED SOME OF THEM, AND THEN PLACED THEM ON BOARDS. HE REENERGIZED THE 2400-VOLT SYSTEM AND CHECKED OUT THE LIGHTS, MEASURING FOR 4.5 VOLTS AND 5 TO 6 AMPERES AT EACH LIGHT. WITHOUT DEENERGIZING THE SYSTEM AND LOCKING IT OUT, THE EMPLOYEE PLACED THE TRANSFORMERS AND FIXTURE MOUNTS INTO HOLES AND BURIED THEM. HE HAD REPLACED ALL THE LIGHTING STANDARDS AND LIGHTS EXCEPT FOR ONE THAT WAS DAMAGED. THE EMPLOYEE REPLACED THE BREAKAWAY PORTION OF THAT STANDARD AND WAS RECONNECTING THE PLUG TO THE 4.5-VOLT SECONDARY OF THE TRANSFORMER WHEN THE 2400-VOLT PRIMARY, WHICH WAS LEAKING TO GROUND, ARCED TO HIS GLOVES. THE RESULTANT ELECTRIC SHOCK KNOCKED HIM 10 FEET AWAY.
Keywords: lighting circuit, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrical work, lockout, ground fault, electric shock
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104898333 Non Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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