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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106781503 - Magnetek Universal Manufacturing

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 106781503Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 08/24/1988

Magnetek Universal Manufacturing
Industrial Park, Highway 18 East
Blytheville, AR 72315
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3612/Power, Distribution, and Specialty Transformers
Mailing: Route 1, Box 35, Blytheville, AR 72315

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/25/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/06/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $300
Current Penalty $150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $150
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260404 B01 I 09/13/1988 09/16/1988 $150 $300 $0 10/11/1988 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19260404 A02 09/13/1988 09/16/1988 $0 $0 $0 10/11/1988 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01001C Serious 19260404 F07 IVC 09/13/1988 09/16/1988 $0 $0 $0 10/11/1988 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01001D Serious 19260405 G02 IV 09/13/1988 09/16/1988 $0 $0 $0 10/11/1988 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01001E Serious 19260405 G02 V 09/13/1988 09/16/1988 $0 $0 $0 10/11/1988 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01001F Serious 19260416 E01 09/13/1988 09/16/1988 $0 $0 $0 10/11/1988 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14497010Event: 08/23/1988Electric Shock - Ground Fault In Battery Charger
Two employees were working out of a rubber-tired, battery-powered, hydraulic scissor lift. They were using an extension cord set to charge the batteries, and the cord became disconnected from the wall receptacle to which it had been connected. One of the employees climbed down from the lift and plugged the cord back into the receptacle. As he climbed back onto the platform, he grabbed an overhead support bar that was suspended from the ceiling. He received an electric shock and froze to the support rod. He was electrocuted. Investigation revealed that a rubber grommet was missing from a hole in the battery charger where the charger's 305-millimeter-long power supply cord exited. The neutral conductor on the cord had a frayed and bare spot about 13 millimeters long and had burn marks on it. The upper part of the hole in the charger also had a burn mark. The power supply cord contained no equipment grounding conductor. The extension cord was wired properly but the wall receptacle had reversed polarity. This ground fault had energized the scissor lift and electrocuted the employee.
Keywords: e gi v, electrical, battery charger, cord set, electrocuted, ground fault, equipment grounding
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106781503 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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