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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $3,870 $0 $0 $85 $0 $3,955
Current Penalty $910 $0 $0 $85 $0 $995
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 1509 B 02/27/1996 03/12/1996 $85 $85 $0 04/22/1996 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 02001 Serious 1509 A 02/27/1996 03/12/1996 $435 $3,000 $0 04/22/1996 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 03001 Serious 23200002 A03 02/27/1996 03/12/1996 $435 $435 $0 04/22/1996 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 04001 Serious 23200002 A04 02/27/1996 03/12/1996 $40 $435 $0 04/22/1996 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170722474 Event: 10/01/1995Burn - Electrical Fault In Switchgear
Two electricians were burned in separate accidents while working in an ITE main switchgear. (Employee #1 was burned on October 1, 1995. Employee #2 was burned on October 2, 1995.) Each was removing 100-ampere and 50-ampere circuit breakers at the time of his accident. Based on investigation of burned hardware in the switchgear cabinet and in the circuit breakers, investigators concluded that a loose connection in the hardware and the elevator circuit breaker screws caused phase-to-phase electrical faults. The ensuing electric arcs burned the employees and caused fires. The 480-volt switchgear was worked energized though the loads were disconnected. The employees were working without rubber insulating gloves and safety glasses. They were each hospitalized with serious burns on their faces, arms, and hands.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrician, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker, electrical fault, switchgear
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119668085 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
2 119668085 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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