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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300251089 - Abb Power T & D Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Eau Clair

Nr: 300251089Report ID: 0523900Open Date: 07/06/2001

Abb Power T & D Company, Inc.
Georgia Pacific Corp. 5th & Bayfront
Superior, WI 54880
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3612/Power, Distribution, and Specialty Transformers
Mailing: 940 Main Campus Dr. Suite #300, Raleigh, NC 27606

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/02/2001
Close Case:10/16/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100333 A01 10/03/2001 10/09/2001 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100335 A01 I 10/03/2001 10/09/2001 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200340263Event: 07/06/2001Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Energized Conductor
Employee #1 was working as a field service engineer for a manufacturer of electric transmission and distribution equipment, specifically power, distribution, and specialty transformers. He was performing an annual preventive maintenance inspection on an electric tie switch between two substations in a manufacturing plant. He had disconnected the electric power to one of the substations but not the other. When he reached into the tie switch cabinet, he contacted with the energized conductors from the second, still-connected, substation, which was operating at 2,300 volts. He was electrocuted.
Keywords: maintenance, electrical, electrocuted, lockout, e ptd, substation, elec utility work, electric conductor, electrical cabinet, transformer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300251089 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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