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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106578313 - Dayco Products, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 106578313Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 04/25/1989

Dayco Products, Inc.
2300 So. Highway 265
Springdale, AR 72764
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3714/Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/25/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/17/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360411540    

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 19100303 F 05/05/1989 05/17/1989 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 19101200 E01 III 05/05/1989 06/01/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14497127Event: 04/21/1989Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor
A maintenance supervisor and a senior maintenance worker were installing a 120-volt receptacle. They opened and tested one junction box. They found the voltage in that box to be 480 volts. They searched for a 120-volt circuit and located two lights used for signaling purposes. They knew these lights operated at 120 volts. They followed a conduit, which was located overhead, 5.5 meters to a junction box. They installed another conduit and pulled conductors through it. One of the two employees turned on the two lights, went to a panelboard, and started opening circuit breakers. When the lights went off, the employee at the junction box yelled, "That's it." The employee who had opened the circuit breaker went to the parts room for wire nuts. When he returned, he found his coworker slumped over the ceiling joist, electrocuted. It was later determined that the junction box the employees were working on contained 480-volt conductors supplying power to a machine below and did not contain the wiring for the 120-volt lights. From the floor, it appeared as if the conduit from the junction box led to the lights, but it did not. The employees had not tested the circuit even though they had a voltmeter with them.
Keywords: e gi iv, electrical, conduit, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, lockout, electric conductor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106578313 Fatality Electric Shock Not specified mechanics and repairers

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