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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 304715345 - Progress Rail Services Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham

Nr: 304715345Report ID: 0418300Open Date: 07/18/2002

Progress Rail Services Corporation
849 1st Street
Albertville, AL 35950
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5051/Metals Service Centers and Offices
Mailing: P.O. Box 1037, Albertville, AL 35950

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/18/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/16/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100333 A 11/18/2002 01/12/2003 $5,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19100333 B02 IIIA 11/18/2002 12/10/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201271608Event: 07/17/2002Employee Is Electrocuted While Repairing Electric Welder
On July 18, 2002, Employee #1, an electrician was replacing a relay switch on a Miller Electric Welder, Model 300. Employee #1 turned the switch on the welder to the off position, however he neither turned the off, nor lockout the 480 volt (v) main disconnect. Employee #1 picked up the replacement part in his left hand while holding a screw driver in his right hand. Employee #1 squatted down and started to remove the lug screw on one off the legs, when he fell backwards backward screaming for help. Employee #1 was electrocuted. A reading of each leg showed voltage as follows: L1 = 291v, L2=291v and L3=292v, an overall reading of 500v.
Keywords: repair, electrician, electrocuted, electrical work, welding, lockout, elec utility work, hand tool
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304715345 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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