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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 14572390 - Homer Electric Assocs

Inspection Information - Office: Alaska

Nr: 14572390Report ID: 1050210Open Date: 04/16/1984

Homer Electric Assocs
3977 Lake St
Homer, AK 99603
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/17/1984
Close Case:06/29/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $960 $0 $0 $0 $0 $960
Current Penalty $480 $0 $0 $0 $0 $480
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 50220 A04 05/09/1984 05/12/1984 $240 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 50220 A04 05/09/1984 05/12/1984 $240 $480 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14547616Event: 04/11/1984Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor
A five-person crew was assigned to remove a three-phase switching cabinet. Two of the three phase conductors supplying this cabinet were to be abandoned, and the third phase was to be used for a new single-phase transformer. The transformer was to be installed at the site of the retired switching cabinet. The conductors in the energized switching cabinet were mismarked. Consequently, one of the employees disconnected the wrong conductors. Instead of disconnecting a load-side connection in the cabinet, he had disconnected a 14.4-kilovolt-to-ground power supply cable and had laid it alongside the cabinet. He then picked up the cable, which he believed to be deenergized. He received an electric shock and sustained burns to his left leg and both wrists. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: burn, e gi iv, electrical, marking, electrician, electrical work, lockout, electric conductor, electric shock, electrical cabinet
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14572390 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Geologists and geodesists

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