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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
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 Serious 2711 03/30/1993 03/31/1993 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 2860 03/30/1993 03/31/1993 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 03001 Serious 29400002 A01 03/30/1993 03/31/1993 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 04001 Serious 23200004 A02 03/30/1993 03/31/1993 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170152185 Event: 02/24/1993Electric Shock - Contact With Live Parts Thru Meter Leads
AN ELECTRICIAN AT A CITY WATER TREATMENT PLANT WAS TROUBLESHOOTING AN ELECTRICAL FAULT IN A LOW-VOLTAGE AC CONTROL CIRCUIT. THE CONTROL CIRCUITS WERE IN THE SAME ENCLOSURE AS A 2500-VOLT, THREE-PHASE CIRCUIT USED TO SUPPLY BOOSTER PUMPS. THE CABINET HOUSING THE CIRCUITS WAS AN SAF 400 UNIT WITH A 50-KILOVOLT INTERRUPTER WITH A VQ CONTACTOR (SERIAL NO. 5-76-1807-21) TO SWITCH THE HIGH VOLTAGE CIRCUIT. THE EMPLOYEE BY-PASSED THE INTERLOCK, SO THE CONTACTOR REMAINED ENERGIZED AT 5000 VOLTS. HE WAS USING A MULTIMETER TO CHECK THE LOW-VOLTAGE CIRCUIT WHEN HE INADVERTENTLY CONTACTED PARTS OF THE HIGH-VOLTAGE CIRCUIT WITH THE METER'S TEST LEADS. THE EMPLOYEE, WHO WAS NOT USING ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, WAS BURNED ON HIS FACE, CHEST, AND ARMS. HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A BURN CENTER, WHERE HE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: burn, clothing, e gi ii, elec protect equip, electric arc, electrical, electrician, electrical work, lockout, electrical fault
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119914356 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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