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Inspection: 305557415 - Fouch Electric Manufacturing Co Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 2-Portland

Nr: 305557415Report ID: 1054112Open Date: 07/22/2002

Fouch Electric Manufacturing Co Inc
11040 N Lombard Muni Terminal 4
Portland, OR 97203
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3823/Industrial Instruments for Measurement, Display, and Control of Process Variables; and Related Products
NAICS: 334513/ Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying, and Controlling Industrial Process Variables
Mailing: Po Box 2824, Portland, OR 97208

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/03/2002
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/14/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
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 12/23/2002 12/27/2002 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201633062Event: 07/22/2002One Employee Killed, One Burned When Main Assembly Explodes
On July 22, 2002, Employee #1, a electrical estimator, was taken by Employee #2, a licensed electrician, to a flour mill to measure an electrical main busbar assembly in preparation for replacing a main circuit breaker. The two workers removed the front panel from the circuit breaker. The estimator then took a wooden ruler and was beginning to measure the assembly when an explosion occurred at the base of the circuit breaker. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was hospitalized with serious burns.
Keywords: explosion, burn, electrician, busbar, electrical cabinet, electrical fault, construction, electrical work, circuit breaker
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305557415 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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