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Inspection: 107816118 - Collins Electrical Const. Co., St. Paul

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 107816118Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 10/17/1988

Collins Electrical Const. Co., St. Paul
177 East Fillmore
St. Paul, MN 55107
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
Mailing: 278 State St., St. Paul, MN 55107

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/01/1988
Close Case:03/20/1995

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360239024    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $6,192 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,192
Current Penalty $3,096 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,096
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260416 A 1 11/21/1988 11/24/1988 $3,096 $6,192 $0 12/20/1988 R - Review Commission

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 998542Event: 10/14/1988Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Busbar
AN ELECTRICIAN WAS INSTALLING FEEDERS FOR FIRE PUMP CIRCUITS AT THE MAIN FIRE PUMP PANELBOARD ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. ALL THE DOWNSTREAM PANELBOARDS WERE DEENERGIZED, AND THE 2000-AMPERE, 480/277-VOLT MAIN PANELBOARD WAS ALSO DEENERGIZED, EXCEPT FOR THE MAIN BUSBARS FOR THE SERVICE ENTRANCE CONDUCTORS. THESE BUSBARS WERE LOCATED BEHIND THE PANEL'S FRAME CHANNELS, ABOUT 7 INCHES BELOW THE TOP OF THE MIDDLE COVER. THE ELECTRICIAN HAD FED THREE SINGLE-PHASE FEEDERS FROM THE DOWNSTREAM PANELBOARDS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE MAIN PANELBOARD. THESE CONDUCTORS WERE BROUGHT IN THROUGH THE PANELBOARD AND CONNECTED TO LUGS NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE PANEL THAT WERE TO BE ENERGIZED AT A LATER TIME. APPARENTLY, AFTER BRINGING THE CONDUCTORS INTO THE PANELBOARD, THE ELECTRICIAN REACHED BEHIND THE PANELBOARD'S OPEN TOP COVER TO ATTACH A CABLE TIE. IN DOING THIS, HE CONTACTED THE ENERGIZED BUSBAR AND WAS ELECTROCUTED.
Keywords: electrical, e gi vi, busbar, elec protect equip, electrician, electrocuted, panelboard, electrical work, lockout, blind reaching
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107816118 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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