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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308276658 - Connecticut Light & Power Company

Inspection Information - Office: Hartford

Nr: 308276658Report ID: 0112000Open Date: 01/26/2006

Connecticut Light & Power Company
300 Wethersfield Avenue (Bulkeley High)
Hartford, CT 06114
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: P.O. Box 270, Hartford, CT 06141

Inspection Type:Planned
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/19/2006
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:09/21/2006

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $5,600 $0 $11,200
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100269 A02 I 04/24/2006 04/28/2006 $5,600 $7,000 $0 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100269 G01 04/24/2006 04/28/2006 $5,600 $7,000 $0 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200082535Event: 01/26/2006Employee Is Burned By Arc Flash
Employee #1 was engaged in routine annual maintenance to a network protector. The network protector is attached to a 23-kv transformer. The transformer steps the voltage down to 277/480. Employee #1 was removing the fuses so that special test equipment could be attached so the network protectors could be calibrated. The network protector was never deenergized. As Employee #1 removed the fuses, it makes contact with the metal cabinet causing an instant arc flash and intense fire. Employee #1 was taken to an area hospital for severe burns to the forehead. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, fuse, electric arc, heat, fire, forehead
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308276658 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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