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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1364871.015 - Empower Battery, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Charleston

Nr: 1364871.015Report ID: 0316400Open Date: 12/04/2018

Empower Battery, Llc
221 Butler Ave Bldg 511null
Martinsburg, WV 25405
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238210/Electrical Contractors
Mailing: 3100 Walnut Avenull, Grants Pass, OR 97527

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/06/2018
Close Case:06/04/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,260 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,260
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. 01001A Serious 19100333 A02 05/20/2019 05/31/2019 $0 $13,260 $0 07/11/2019 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100333 C02 05/20/2019 07/08/2019 $0 $0 $0 07/11/2019 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19100335 A01 I 05/20/2019 05/31/2019 $0 $0 $0 07/11/2019 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 111668.015Event: 12/04/2018Employee Contacts Dc Batteries And Is Electrocuted
At 11:37 a.m. on December 4, 2018, an employee was replacing 640 batteries in th e facilities uninterrupted power supply (UPS) room. The batteries were linked in 16 strings with each string having 40 batteries tied in series. Each string wa s 540V and 2280 amps. The employee reached overtop of a metal batter rack to r etrieve a Styrofoam spacer and his abdomen came in contact with the string of ba tteries below. The employee was electrocuted.
Keywords: battery, electrocuted
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1364871.015 Fatality Electrical and electronic technicians

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