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Inspection: 309100121 - Sodexho Facilities Management

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile

Nr: 309100121Report ID: 0418600Open Date: 05/27/2005

Sodexho Facilities Management
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Union Status: Union
SIC: 8744/Facilities Support Management Services
NAICS: 561210/Facilities Support Services

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/01/2005
Close Case:12/19/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100452549    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 2 8
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $28,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $29,000
Current Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 11/16/2005 11/22/2005 $0 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100303 H02 II 11/16/2005 11/22/2005 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100332 B01 11/16/2005 11/22/2005 $0 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19100333 C02 11/16/2005 11/22/2005 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005A Serious 19100335 A01 I 11/16/2005 11/22/2005 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005B Serious 19100303 H02 II 12/08/2005 12/09/2005 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 01006A Serious 19100332 B01 11/16/2005 11/22/2005 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01006B Serious 19100333 C02 12/08/2005 12/09/2005 $0 $0 $0 -
Deleted 9. 02001 Other 19040032 B03 11/16/2005 11/22/2005 $0 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 02002 Other 19100147 C06 I 11/16/2005 11/22/2005 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200451847Event: 05/27/2005Employee Is Electrocuted While Inspecting Capacitor Cabinet
On May 27, 2005, The Tuskegee University construction manager phoned Employee #1, the chief engineer for Sodexho Facilities Management. The University of Tuskegee contracted Sodexho to manage overall maintenance of campus facilities. The construction manager wanted to determine if 100-kVA (apparently 100 kilovolt amp) fuses were located on the 4-kVA capacitor electric distribution system. Employee #1 apparently did not know if fuses were present and agreed to meet the construction manager at the switch gear building, where the equipment was located. The construction manager, Employee #1, and the electric supervisor proceeded to the electric room, where the equipment was located. They opened the unlocked front side of the capacitor bank cabinet, where the fuses were supposed to be located, and did not observe any fuses. They then proceeded to the back side of the capacitor cabinet. They opened the back side of the cabinet and again did not observe any fuses. They proceeded back to the front side of the capacitor cabinet. While reexamining the inside of the capacitor cabinet, the construction manager pointed out what appeared to be fuse holders. Employee #1 apparently went down on his knees to read information printed on the fuse holders, while the construction manager called the consulting engineer to inform him of the absence of the fuses and the electric supervisor looked on. Employee #1, who was not insulated from the exposed, energized feeds and fuse holders, was electrocuted and killed when he contacted the 12,470-volt center phase of the system.
Keywords: electrocuted, capacitor, electric shock, electrical cabinet
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309100121 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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