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Inspection: 314088006 - American Electrical Testing Co., Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Manhattan

Nr: 314088006Report ID: 0215000Open Date: 01/14/2010

American Electrical Testing Co., Inc.
33 Thomas Street
New York, NY 10007
Union Status: Union
SIC: 7349/Building Cleaning and Maintenance Services, Not Elsewhere
NAICS: 561790/Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings
Mailing: 480 Neponset Street Building 3 P.O. Box 267, Canton, MA 02021

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/14/2010
Emphasis: S:ElectricalClose Case:02/22/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202651774 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001A Serious 19100132 A 06/09/2010 06/21/2010 $2,500 $2,500 $0 06/25/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19100335 A01 I 06/09/2010 06/21/2010 $0 $0 $0 06/25/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01002 Serious 19100132 D01 06/09/2010 06/21/2010 $2,500 $2,500 $0 06/25/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01003 Serious 19100333 A01 06/09/2010 06/21/2010 $2,500 $2,500 $0 06/25/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01004 Serious 19100333 B02 06/09/2010 06/21/2010 $2,500 $2,500 $0 06/25/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202494084Event: 01/14/2010Employee'S Arm And Hands Are Burned By Electric Arc
Employee # 1, a lead electrical testing technician, was engaged in inspection, cleaning, and lubrication of three-phase switch gear at 4,160 volts. The technician, who was not wearing personal protective equipment, was working in a cabinet from which a circuit breaker had been removed. Part of the circuitry was apparently de-energized and not locked out or tagged out, and another part was energized. An electric arc occurred, resulting in Employee #1 receiving third degree burns to the left hand and first degree burns to the right forearm. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital and admitted.
Keywords: burn, elec protect equip, electric arc, electrician, electrical work, lockout, circuit breaker, arm, switchgear, hand
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314088006 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical and electronic technicians

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