Accidents & Investigations http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/19981/more en Electrical Problems to Blame for Woman's Fall at Ski Resort http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electrical-problems-blame-womans-fall-ski-resort <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical problems caused a chairlift at a small Colorado ski resort to hit a support tower and topple a Texas woman to her death</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electrical-problems-blame-womans-fall-ski-resort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electrical-problems-blame-womans-fall-ski-resort#comments Accidents & Investigations Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:45:00 +0000 144201 at http://ecmweb.com Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock FTA Safety Oversight Resulting in WMATA Metrorail Electrification Improvements http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/fta-safety-oversight-resulting-wmata-metrorail-electrification-improvements <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Federal Transit Administration last week issued Special Directive 17-1 to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/fta-safety-oversight-resulting-wmata-metrorail-electrification-improvements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/fta-safety-oversight-resulting-wmata-metrorail-electrification-improvements#comments Accidents & Investigations Ops & Maintenance Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:36:00 +0000 143391 at http://ecmweb.com <p>Electrical Arcing Event at Federal Center SW Station on May 5, 2016</p> Traction Power Electrification System Investigation Report, Federal Transit Administration OSHA Finds Workers Exposed to Electrical Hazards at Metal Stamping Facility http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/osha-finds-workers-exposed-electrical-hazards-metal-stamping-facility <div class="node-body article-body">The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited NN Metal Stampings, Inc. for nine serious and two other-than-serious safety violations. </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/osha-finds-workers-exposed-electrical-hazards-metal-stamping-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/osha-finds-workers-exposed-electrical-hazards-metal-stamping-facility#comments Accidents & Investigations Mon, 12 Dec 2016 15:57:00 +0000 143271 at http://ecmweb.com tupungato/iStock/Thinkstock Cal/OSHA Cites Solar Panel Installers for Willful Failure to Protect Employee from Fall http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/calosha-cites-solar-panel-installers-willful-failure-protect-employee-fall <div class="node-body article-body">Cal/OSHA has issued $130,125 in proposed fines against Elite Electric Inc. for serious and willful safety violations after a worker installing solar panels fell 29 feet through a skylight.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/calosha-cites-solar-panel-installers-willful-failure-protect-employee-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/calosha-cites-solar-panel-installers-willful-failure-protect-employee-fall#comments Accidents & Investigations Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:54:00 +0000 142951 at http://ecmweb.com Thinkstock Electrician's First Day Ends Tragically When Trailer Falls on Him http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electricians-first-day-ends-tragically-when-trailer-falls-him <div class="node-body article-body">The absence of safety pins in two hydraulic leg stands and the failure to use stationary jacks allowed a mobile medical trailer to fall</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electricians-first-day-ends-tragically-when-trailer-falls-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electricians-first-day-ends-tragically-when-trailer-falls-him#comments Accidents & Investigations Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:07:00 +0000 141921 at http://ecmweb.com Zelfit/iStock/Thinkstock Haunted Encounters of the Electrical Kind http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/haunted-encounters-electrical-kind <div class="node-body gallery-body">As an early Halloween treat, we've dug up 10 creepy stories based on allegedly true events and involving — what else? — electricity.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/haunted-encounters-electrical-kind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/haunted-encounters-electrical-kind#comments Accidents & Investigations Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000 141391 at http://ecmweb.com Electrician Wins Lawsuit Over Worker Stepping on His Head http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electrician-wins-lawsuit-over-worker-stepping-his-head <div class="node-body article-body">An electrician was awarded a $9.4 million judgement from an Illinois county jury this month after a construction worker stepped on the man’s head while climbing down a ladder</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electrician-wins-lawsuit-over-worker-stepping-his-head" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electrician-wins-lawsuit-over-worker-stepping-his-head#comments Accidents & Investigations Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:07:00 +0000 139561 at http://ecmweb.com Electrician Falls to Death in Florida http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electrician-falls-death-florida <div class="node-body article-body">An employee of Kinder-Morgan died last week in an industrial accident at the Port of Fernandina Beach, Fla.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electrician-falls-death-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/electrician-falls-death-florida#comments Accidents & Investigations Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:58:00 +0000 138431 at http://ecmweb.com The Case of the Test Load Tragedy http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-test-load-tragedy <div class="node-body article-body">When a technician reported for work shortly before 7 a.m., he picked up exactly where he’d left off the previous day — continuing the task of testing a water-cooled power supply at the unit’s manufacturing facility. </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-test-load-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-test-load-tragedy#comments Accidents & Investigations Contractor Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:03:00 +0000 137871 at http://ecmweb.com The Case of the Computer Room Fire http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-computer-room-fire <div class="node-body article-body">Following the birth of their new baby, a young couple seemed to have it made.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-computer-room-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-computer-room-fire#comments Accidents & Investigations Silver Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:02:00 +0000 136911 at http://ecmweb.com