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DeKalb Molded Plastic molding supervisor dies after electric shock

Butler, Ind. — A molding supervisor at DeKalb Molded Plastics Co. died on Aug. 4, less than a month after he suffered an electrical shock in a July 18 accident at the company’s Butler facility.

The company said Larry Griffin Jr. was working around one of the company’s presses, which was not in operation, when he received the shock. The company said the incident and the death have been reported to the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The company released a statement saying that it was saddened by the news.

“The company sustains supportive efforts towards Mr. Griffin’s family, which include two sons, age eight and five, and his fiancee,” the statement said. “DeKalb Molded Plastics has a strong record of employee safety and continues to assure workplace safety as a No. 1 priority.”

DeKalb said Griffin worked at the custom structural foam molder for 10 years.
 
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OSHA Cites Metal Extraction Facility After Workers Burned by Arc Flash

OSHA Cites Metal Extraction Facility After Workers Burned by Arc Flash

ASARCO faces $278,456 in penalties for two willful violations and one serious violation.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited ASARCO – a metal smelting company – for electrical hazards after an arc flash caused three workers to suffer severe burns at its facility in Hayden, Arizona. The company faces $278,456 in penalties for two willful violations and one serious violation.

OSHA inspectors determined the arc flash occurred after the insertion of a breaker into a 4,160-volt switchgear. OSHA cited the company for its failure to provide a pre-job briefing before work began on the energized switchgear, render the electrical breaker inoperable before work began, and ensure the injured employees had arc-flash protective clothing.

“Employers must not jeopardize the safety of workers,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Barbara Goto, in San Francisco, California. “Arc flash hazards are well known, but can be eliminated when workers are properly trained and protective equipment is provided.”

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‘It’s a Miracle’ Man Survived Electric Shock Accident at Work: ‘Some of His Body Was Burned’

‘It’s a Miracle’ Man Survived Electric Shock Accident at Work: ‘Some of His Body Was Burned’

“It went through his stomach and out of his shoulder,” said his daughter Micha Christen Bavousett

A man in Tennessee was electrocuted while working, and his daughter has opened up about the terrifying incident.

Mike Bavousett was doing maintenance work when he sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The Clinton Utilities Board told WVLT, the employee was replacing lines in a bucket truck at the time of the electric shock.

Bavousett’s daughter, Micha Bavousett, said in a Facebook Post, “Some of his body was burned from the electricity. It went through his stomach and out of his shoulder. BUT they said he is alert and is going to be ok”.

Micha told WVLT News that doctors expect Mike will be fine, but he will be in the hospital for a couple of days to be sure.

“It’s a miracle the electricity missed his heart,” said Micha. ” I’m sure the recovery won’t be too easy so please still keep praying for him!! Thank you all!”

After the accident, Mike was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where doctors told Micha that her dad has flash burns on his stomach and arms.

According to police, no was else was hurt and no threat was posed to anyone nearby.

The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the circumstances leading up to the accident.

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OSHA investigating incident involving utility worker in Texas

OSHA investigating incident involving utility worker in Texas

The United States Department of Labor is investigating a workplace accident involving a utility worker in Brazos County.

An employee of Echo Powerline doing contract work for Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) was shocked while working on utility lines south of College Station, TX on Wednesday. He was taken by a medical helicopter to a hospital following the accident. His condition is unknown at this time.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) confirmed it is investigating the incident. Officials won’t release more details until the investigation is completed.

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Contractor dies after electrical shock

MERCER, Pa. (WKBN) – A contractor working near the SCI Mercer prison has died after an electrical shock, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

The accident happened around 8:10 a.m. Thursday outside of the perimeter of the Mercer County prison.

According to the Department of Corrections, the worker was cleaning the facility’s diesel fuel tank when the worker came in contact with a high tension wire, leading to the shock.

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