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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1331816.015 - 72573 - Trane Us Inc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1331816.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 07/20/2018

72573 - Trane Us Inc
100 Quality Way
Spartanburg, SC 29316
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1711/Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Mailing: 412 Fairforest Way, Greenville, SC 29607

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/17/2019
Close Case:01/24/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 107705.015Event: 07/19/2018Employee Is Electrocuted While Troubleshooting An Hvac Syste
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on July 19, 2018, an employee was troubleshooting a Trane Voyager 25-ton HVAC system on the east side of a newly constructed addition/expansion building project. The furnace portion of the unit was not functioning properly. The power was turned on and off several times during the morning. When the accident occurred, the power to the unit was on. The employee made contact with an electrical lead connected to a transformer inside the unit and was electrocuted. The electrical lead was connected to power going directly into the unit. A burn mark was located on the electrical lead. The unit carried a range of 414 to 506 volts and 54 to 70 amps. The control panel section, where the employee made contact with the electrical lead, was rated 480 volts nominal. The employee was working alone. The employee had a burn mark on his left finger. The unit was not locked out. The employee was not wearing a flame resistant shirt, electrical gloves, head liner, or arc flash face shield while troubleshooting the energized unit.
Keywords: ppe, maintenance, electrocuted, lockout
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1331816.015 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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