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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $3,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,150
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260416 A01 08/05/1991 09/09/1991 $3,150 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260416 A03 08/05/1991 09/09/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 879932 Event: 07/17/1991Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Parts
An electric utility company hired a painting contractor to sandblast and paint three circuit breakers at a substation. The contractor assigned two painters to perform the work. One of the painters left the jobsite to get another ladder, while his coworker began painting the first circuit breaker. When he returned, the first painter approached the second circuit breaker and began to mask bushings with tape. This circuit breaker was still energized. The painter contacted circuit parts energized at 41.6 kilovolts with his left hand and received an electric shock. He sustained first- and second-degree burns to his left arm, his left side, and his back. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: electrical, electric shock, untrained, burn, clothing, lockout, e ptd, substation, circuit breaker, elec utility work
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 110498631 Occupation Not Listed

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