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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 313236101 - Jersey Central Power & Light Company

Inspection Information - Office: Marlton

Nr: 313236101Report ID: 0213900Open Date: 08/11/2009

Jersey Central Power & Light Company
Cookstown - New Egypt Road
Wrightstown, NJ 08562
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221122/Electric Power Distribution
Mailing: 76 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/05/2010
Emphasis: S:ElectricalClose Case:06/22/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202730545 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100269 A03 01/08/2010 02/04/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 02/02/2010 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100269 C01 01/08/2010 02/04/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 02/02/2010 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Unclass 19100269 L02 01/08/2010 02/04/2010 $5,000 $5,000 $0 02/02/2010 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201773447Event: 08/10/2009Employee Is Burned By Electrical Shock, Later Dies
On August 10, 2009, a crew of seven employees was performing routine maintenance on breaker T98 of a substation. The T98 breaker had been tagged out, switched, and grounded on both sides. Employee #1 received an electrical shock when he accessed breaker S19, which had not been tagged out, switched, or grounded. He sustained second and third degree burns to over 80 percent of his body. Employee #1 was transported to a burn unit. A coma was induced, and he remained in that state until his death on August 16, 2009.
Keywords: burn, electrical, lockout, breaker plate, substation, electric shock
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 313236101 Fatality Electric Shock Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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