Georgia Power faces $112,000 in proposed fines from OSHA after an arc flash severely burned an electrician at its Bowen plant in the fall of 2015. OSHA’s investigation of the Bowen generating facility resulted in two repeated, five serious, and two other-than-serious safety citations.
A man who suffered serious burns in a suspected arc flash incident at the Central Norseman gold mine in Australia was reported in a stable condition at a Perth hospital.
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety confirmed it was investigating the incident.
An arc flash that burned two contract workers at the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant near Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee was not was not due to any equipment or plant-related issues, according to an investigation by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
The amputation of a worker’s fingers in unguarded moving belts and pulleys has resulted in 11 citations and $86,615 in penalties against UMC Acquisition Corp. of Downey, California.
California OSHA concluded that the company failed to assess the workplace for hazards, ensure that proper lockout/tagout procedures were implemented, and install guards on moving machinery.
An amputation is considered the complete loss or the partial loss of a digit or limb. Finger or hand amputations may be required as the result of a severe crush injury, malignant tumor, serious infection or accidental injury.
Welders risk many workplace accidents including:
Electrical shock. Electrical shock is one of the most common accidents welders face. It can be caused when two metal parts that have a voltage between them touch or by secondary voltage shock where the welder touches part of the welding or electrical circuit at the same time his body touches a part of the metal he is welding.
Philadelphia 76ers fans can’t wait for all-star Joel Embiid to return for the NBA playoffs after suffering an orbital fracture in a game March 28. But it’s said Embiid could suffer long-term damage to his vision if he absorbed a forceful blow to his fractured bone. What is an orbital fracture?
Falls remain a persistent cause of work-related death, and workers in construction and oil and gas extraction are more likely than other workers to die from falling, according to NIOSH research published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.
In a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee today, Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta today refused to commit not to rescind OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping rule. The rule, issued in 2016, requires employers to send injury and illness information into OSHA and prohibits employers from retaliating against workers for reporting injuries.