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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1248830.015 - 95630 - Northern States Power Company Dba Xcel Energy

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 1248830.015Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 07/20/2017

95630 - Northern States Power Company Dba Xcel Energy
13999 Industrial Blvd
Becker, MN 55308
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 221112/Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
Mailing: 13999 Industrial Blvd, Becker, MN 55308

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/18/2017
Close Case:04/26/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
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
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100334 C03 12/28/2017 01/07/2018 $0 $7,000 $0 01/18/2018 -
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100335 A01 I 12/28/2017 01/07/2018 $0 $7,000 $0 01/18/2018 -
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100335 B02 12/28/2017 01/07/2018 $0 $7,000 $0 01/18/2018 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 97397.015Event: 07/19/2017Three Employees Are Caught In Electrical Arc And All Suffer
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on July 19, 2017, three employees were in the Motor Control Center room at Sherburne County (Sherco) Power Generating Station that is owned and operated by Northern States Power Company dba Xcel Energy. Two of the employees were trouble shooting some electrical issues with live circuits. A flash arc occurred involving all three employees. Two of the employees were airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center and the third was transported via ambulance. Employee #1 sustained third degree burns to over 47% of their body, primarily their upper body including the arms, trunk, back, and face. Employee #2 and Employee #3 sustained second and third degree burns to their upper bodies, including arms, face, neck, and chest.
Keywords: arm, electric arc, face, neck, electrical testing, electrical, burn, chest
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1248830.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 1248830.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
3 1248830.015 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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