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Inspection: 105418172 - Macalloy Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 105418172Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 07/20/1987

Macalloy Corporation
1800 Pittsburgh Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3312/Steel Works, Blast Furnaces (Including Coke Ovens), and Rolling Mills
Mailing: P. O. Box 130, Charleston, SC 29402

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/13/1987
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:11/10/1987

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360280168    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
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 Other 19100304 A03 09/03/1987 09/06/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002A Other 19101200 E01 I 09/03/1987 10/08/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002B Other 19101200 H 09/03/1987 10/08/1987 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 734962Event: 07/19/1987Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Electric Equipment
AN INDUSTRIAL TRUCK (PORTER, INC., SERIAL NUMBER 695-785) POWERED BY A 25-HORSEPOWER MOTOR HAD BEEN MODIFIED TO OPERATE AS A FURNACE STOKER. THE FURNACE STOKER OPERATED AT 480 VOLTS. AN EMPLOYEE (AN ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT REPAIRER) HAD WIRED THE POWER SUPPLY CORD TO THE FURNACE STOKER SO THAT THE GROUNDING CONDUCTOR WAS CONNECTED TO ONE OF THE PHASE CONDUCTORS. THE WIRING ERROR HAD CAUSED FUSES TO OPEN AT LEAST TWICE BEFORE. HOWEVER, THIS TIME, UPON REENERGIZING THE CIRCUIT, THE GROUNDING CONDUCTOR SEPARATED AT A REMOTE PANELBOARD, LEAVING THE FRAME OF THE FURNACE STOKER ENERGIZED. THE ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT REPAIRER WAS ELECTROCUTED WHEN HE TOUCHED THE FURNACE STOKER.
Keywords: electrical, e gi vi, electrocuted, ground fault, industrial truck, electric cord, elec equipment--misc
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105418172 Fatality Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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