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Inspection: 1486468.015 - Ohio Valley Electric Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus

Nr: 1486468.015Report ID: 0522500Open Date: 08/04/2020

Ohio Valley Electric Corporation
5758 State Route 7 Northnull
Cheshire, OH 45620
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 221112/Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
Mailing: P.O. Box 468null, Piketon, OH 45661

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

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1636559 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $80,964 $0 $0 $0 $0 $80,964
Current Penalty $43,856 $0 $0 $0 $0 $43,856
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100269 A02 I A 10/09/2020 12/31/2020 $8,771 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100269 C01 II 10/09/2020 $8,771 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01004A Serious 19100269 D06 10/09/2020 $8,771 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004B Serious 19100269 D08 II 10/09/2020 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004C Serious 19100269 D02 IV 10/09/2020 11/16/2020 $0 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005 Serious 19100269 L03 III 10/09/2020 $8,771 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01006 Serious 19100269 L08 V 10/09/2020 $8,771 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 128268.015Event: 08/03/2020One Employee Is Killed, Two Are Injured In 4-Kv Arc Flash In
At 8:41 a.m. on August 3, 2020, two employees were working as electricians for a n electric power utility. They and Employee #3 were working at a coal-fired gene rating station. The two electricians, Employees #1 and #2, were troubleshooting the generating station's pulverizer and pulverizer fan number 6 breaker. The bre aker would not rack out from an energized 4,000-volt buss. The two electricians opened up the breaker cabinet door to access the breaker and to visually inspect the racking mechanism. The two employees unbolted and removed the front interph ase barrier cover. Employee #1 started to unbolt the horizontal steel barrier pl ate directly below the exposed primary side of the breaker in order to view the back portion of the lower racking mechanism. As he was doing this, an arc flash occurred. Employee #1 received arc flash burns to his upper body. Employee #2, l ocated behind Employee #1, also received burns. Employee #3, who responded to th e incident, received an injury to his leg. Employees #1 and #2 were hospitalized with serious burn injuries. Employee #1 died on August 26, 2020, as a result of the injuries he had received. Employee #2 was hospitalized with serious burns. Employee #3 was treated for a contusion to his left leg.
Keywords: burn, circuit breaker, contusion, e ptd, elec utility work, electric arc, electrical, electrical cabinet, electrical fault, electrician, energized, leg, lockout, ppe, torso
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1486468.015 Non Hospitalized injury Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.
2 1486468.015 Hospitalized injury Electricians
3 1486468.015 Fatality Electricians

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