Incident Notice 2014-09

Incident Notice 2014-09

Type: Fatality

Industry: Oil Sands Operations

Incident Summary:

Workers were troubleshooting an electrical distribution system to determine the location of a ground fault. In doing so, the workers removed transformer cover panels.
During testing, one of the workers made contact with an energized component and was fatally electrocuted.

Safety Reminders for Industry:

  • Ensure proper lock out/tag out procedures are implemented and followed
  • Maintain communication to all workers involved in a task
  • Eliminate access to exposed energized parts
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment for the task

Safety Resources:

This incident notice is provided for information purposes only to notify industry of an occupational health and safety incident.  It has been issued as an educational resource with the goal of preventing similar incidents. The information contained in this notice is based upon preliminary information that has not been confirmed through investigation.  This notice should not be interpreted as identifying any contraventions of OHS legislation or as laying blame against any party.

Created: 2014-06-02
PID: 15118

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