Paul E. Pritzker

Paul E.
Pritzker
Articles
Searching for Truth After the Fire
When a false report determines a heater caused a building to burn down, the investigation turns to a question of integrity. After fire destroyed a two-story
The Case of the Collapsed Crane
A portable crane falls, injuring an electrician. This case demonstrates how important it is to understand correct operation of equipment before using it.
Carelessness Turns to Tragedy
Lack of safe working practices, failure to wear personal protective equipment, and a live circuit breaker lead to electrocution in water treatment plant.
Two Cases: Two Deaths
In two cases, sump pump manufacturers were charged with "wrongful deaths." Who's to blame?
Industrial Shortcuts Risk Worker's Safety
Shortcuts in safety and incorrect wiring lead to severe injury in manufacturing plant. How did this happen, and who is at fault?
Backup Your Backup
Providing protection for critical loads without also providing UPS protection simply transfers the risk form one component of a system to another.
The Case of the Unheeded Warning
A fellow crew member's comment on "getting static" while working near a 115kV air switch goes unheeded and results in an electrician's death.Engulfed
Dead Ducks Prove There Was No Fowl Play
Humane efforts by homeowner coupled with amateur heat source spelled trouble.At first glimpse, the destroyed home looked like an igloo covered with gobs
The Case Of The Unheard Smoke Detector
A recently married upscale professional couple seemed to enjoy their comfortable life. They owned a modern two-story home valued in excess of $300,000.
The Case Of The Charmed Electrician
Drilling in the basement It seemed like just another ordinary day on the job. An electrical contractor was working in a high-rise medical facility in

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