OSHA Compliance

Osha Fines $148,000 To Arc Flash Injury

OSHA has proposed $148,000 in fines against electrical contractor which is in connection with an electrical fire at Old YMCA in Stamford, Conn.

The two electrician were working around energized 480 volt distribution panel when an electrical arc flash blast occurred burning one of the workers.
The investigation found that panel had not been the first to de-energize the working with the employees being supplied the required amount of personal protective equipment.

As a result OSHA has issued the contractor 2 willful citations carrying $140,000 in penalties. So OSHA has fined a citation which is committed to plain indifference with intentional disregard for employee safety and health. The contractor has been issued one serious violation, with $7000 fine for not training employees on safety related electrical work citing them with incomplete illness or injury.

The serious citations are being issued when death or physical harm is likely to result from hazards about which the employer knew or have known of.
The legal potential of electricity have resulted in double fatality which is at the speed of light.

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