Serious Accident Alert - Worker Contacts 4,160 Volts Troubleshooting Control Center
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Type:  Safety Bulletin/Alert

Publisher:  U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Electrical, Hazardous Energy Control

On April 19, 2018, a miner was trouble shooting a electrical issue on a skid mounted control center for a pumping system when they came in contact with 4160 volts. The miner appeared uninjured but was hospitalized overnight for observation. Best Practices: Develop, communicate, and follow a written plan before performing electrical work to ensure that safety is maximized for all miners involved in the task.; Ensure all electrical circuits and circuit breakers are identified properly before troubleshooting or performing electrical work; Prior to conducting any electrical work, identify hazards, establish safe limits of approach.

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