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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308981414 - Hyatt Regency Guam

Inspection Information - Office: San Francisco

Nr: 308981414Report ID: 0935000Open Date: 04/25/2005

Hyatt Regency Guam
1155 Pale San Vitores Road
Tamuning, GU 96913
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7011/Hotels and Motels
NAICS: 721110/Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/26/2005
Close Case:01/10/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $1,950 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,950
Current Penalty $500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100023 C01 10/20/2005 12/20/2005 $0 $975 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100333 A01 10/20/2005 10/25/2005 $500 $975 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201780830Event: 04/23/2005Employee Is Electrocuted While Servicing Washing Machine
On April 23, 2005, Employee #1 was changing the belts on a commercial washing machine at a hotel in Guam. He was holding onto a conduit, while he used a pipe as a lever to pivot a motor on the machine. The conduit wires were connected to a 220-volt alternating current (AC) circuit breaker. The conduit came apart at a coupling, causing the insulation to be scraped off the wires inside the conduit. Employee #1 was electrocuted and killed. Two proposed violations for the hotel included failure to provide fall protection for employees on top of the washing machine and failure to deenergize the circuit breaker supplying power to the conduit wires after the accident. Two violations were proposed for the company that the hotel hired to install the electrical equipment involved in the accident. That company did not install the equipment in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, as evidenced by no grounding wire in the conduit between the power source and an automatic dispenser to the washing machine that was maintained by Employee #1. The second violation involved failure to support the conduit within one foot of each side of the coupling that separated from the conduit during the accident.
Keywords: conduit, electrocuted, electric shock, fall protection, washing machine, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308981414 Fatality Electric Shock Specified mechanics and repairers

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