Apr 19, 2016

NOTICE: OSHA State Plan enforcement cases

Enforcement cases with Initial Penalties Above $40,000
The following is a recent example of an enforcement case from a State Plan state. For more examples of state and federal enforcement cases, visit OSHA's online enforcement penalties map.

Washington Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued $35,000 in fines to Grant County Public Utility District 2 after six workers suffered serious electrical burns from an arc flash explosion in a generator room at the Priest Rapids Dam in Beverly. Inspectors issued citations for five serious safety violations after determining that the incident could have been prevented if the employer had ensured the use of proper procedures to prevent a breaker from being closed when other parts of the circuit were still energized. See the Washington DOSH news release for more information.