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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302318639 - Abb Services

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 302318639Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 02/01/1999

Abb Services
Laroche Industries/ County Rd. 25
Cherokee, AL 35616
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3825/Instruments for Measuring and Testing of Electricity and Electrical Signals
Mailing: 3968 Valley East, Industrial Park Dr., Birmingham, AL 35217

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/01/1999
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/10/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100147 C06 II 03/04/1999 04/07/1999 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201270683Event: 01/29/1999Burn - Electrical Fault In Test Equipment
Two employees were checking insulation integrity on a large motor. One of the employees put a test lead on 4160-volt circuit part. The test equipment was apparently not rated for the voltage, and an electrical fault occurred. The ensuing electric arc burned both employees. One of them died of his injuries. The other was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, clothing, e gi v, electric arc, electrical, electrical testing, test equipment, electrical fault
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302318639 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 302318639 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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