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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 4 7
Current Violations 3 4 7
Initial Penalty $75,000 $0 $0 $2,760 $0 $77,760
Current Penalty $75,000 $0 $0 $2,760 $0 $77,760
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(B)(2) 07/20/2020 08/24/2020 $425 $425 $0 08/12/2020 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Other 14001(A) 07/20/2020 08/24/2020 $425 $425 $0 08/12/2020 C - Contested
  3. 01003 Other 28120002 B 07/20/2020 $955 $955 $0 08/12/2020 C - Contested
  4. 01004 Other 2940(B) 07/20/2020 09/03/2020 $955 $955 $0 08/12/2020 C - Contested
  5. 02001 Serious 29400001 B 07/20/2020 $25,000 $25,000 $0 08/12/2020 C - Contested
  6. 03001 Serious 2944(G)(1) 07/20/2020 $25,000 $25,000 $0 08/12/2020 C - Contested
  7. 04001 Serious 3203(A)(4) 07/20/2020 $25,000 $25,000 $0 08/12/2020 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 123393.015 Event: 01/10/2020Employee Burns Both Hands Probing Lis When Arc Flash Occurs
At 9:30 p.m. on January 10, 2020, an employee and Coworker #1, both Maintenance Electricians, were dispatched to troubleshoot a crane that had lost power. The c rane is one of many located in a steel yard within a shipbuilding facility. Afte r not being able to identify the problem, the employee (the Lead) called the mai ntenance shop to update Coworker #2 (Maintenance Supervisor) about the situation . Coworker #2 sent Coworker #3 (Maintenance Technician) to help. After no succes s, Coworker #3 called Coworker #2 who came out to assist with the troubleshootin g. Coworker #2 went inside the building and opened the door to a 4,160 volt load interrupt switch (LIS) box and directed the employee get his Fluke 117 hand-hel d multimeter. Coworker #2 then directed the employee to start probing busbars on the LIS with the Fluke. The employee probed the bottom row of busbars and then continued probing while Coworker #2 stood behind him. As the employee probed the middle busbar an arc flash occurred that burned both his hands. The employee in curred 2nd degree electrical burns to both hands, requiring hospitalization.
Keywords: burn, busbar, contact, crane, electric arc, electric arc flash, electric conductor, electric meter, electric sign, electrical box, electrical wire, electrician, hand, high voltage, injury illness prevention program
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1457916.015 Hospitalized injury Electricians

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