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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302260302 - Guarantee Electrical Co.

Inspection Information - Office: St. Louis

Nr: 302260302Report ID: 0729300Open Date: 10/04/1999

Guarantee Electrical Co.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital One Children'S Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Union Status: Union
SIC: 1731/Electrical Work
Mailing: 3405 Bent Ave., St. Louis, MO 63116

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/31/2000
Close Case:11/16/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100010537    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $22,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $22,500
Current Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $4,500 $0 $9,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19260020 B01 02/02/2000 02/22/2000 $4,500 $4,500 $0 02/11/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19260021 B02 02/02/2000 11/01/2000 $4,500 $4,500 $0 02/11/2000 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260095 A 02/02/2000 11/01/2000 $4,500 $4,500 $0 02/11/2000 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19260950 D01 IIA 02/02/2000 02/07/2000 $4,500 $4,500 $0 02/11/2000 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19260957 C01 02/02/2000 02/07/2000 $4,500 $4,500 $0 02/11/2000 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200010718Event: 10/01/1999Burn - Electrical Fault In Circuit Breaker
An electrician was using a high-voltage phase tester to test a bus tie circuit breaker located on the front end of a switchboard. The meter read 2.4, measuring from phase to ground. The employee mistakenly thought that meant 2.4 volts rather than 2.4 kilovolts. Thinking the circuit was deenergized, he grounded one phase and caused an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee. He sustained second- and third-degree burns over more than 70 percent of his body. The employee was hospitalized until October 24, 1999, when he died from fatal kidney failure associated with his burn injuries.
Keywords: electric arc, protective grounding, electrical, burn, electrician, lockout, e gi iv, electrical fault, electrical work, circuit breaker
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302260302 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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