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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314605288 - Nstar Electric & Gas Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: North Boston

Nr: 314605288Report ID: 0134000Open Date: 06/24/2010

Nstar Electric & Gas Corp.
173 Alford Street
Everett, MA 02149
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4911/Electric Services
NAICS: 221121/Electric Bulk Power Transmission and Control
Mailing: One Nstar Way, Se-110, Westwood, MA 02090

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/26/2010
Emphasis: S:ElectricalClose Case:03/11/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202854337 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $25,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,500
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $7,400 $0 $14,400
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/30/2010 12/03/2010 $7,000 $7,000 $0 12/22/2010 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01003 Serious 19100269 U01 11/30/2010 12/03/2010 $0 $7,000 $0 12/22/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19100269 L02 11/30/2010 12/03/2010 $4,900 $7,000 $0 12/22/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02002A Other 19100303 B07 IV 11/30/2010 12/03/2010 $2,500 $2,000 $0 12/22/2010 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02002B Other 19100304 G05 11/30/2010 12/03/2010 $0 $2,500 $0 12/22/2010 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200776110Event: 06/24/2010Employee Is Struck By Electrical Arc Flash And Receives Burn
On June 24, 2010, Employee #1 and a coworker were working in the blade isle of an energized sub-station that had an exposed 7200 volt switch section. The coworker was working from a ladder installing conductors in a terminal box, when he began experiencing an electrical shock. The coworker then came down and requested help from Employee #1. Employee #1 ascended the ladder and began to troubleshoot the issue. While troubleshooting the issue, Employee #1 was struck by an electrical arc flash, causing second and third degree burns to his hand, arm, chest and face. He was transported to a medical center, where he was hospitalized for the burns.
Keywords: burn, chest, electric arc, electric switch, elec utility work, arm, face
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314605288 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical and electronic engineers

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