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Section: 56.12018
Date: 05/22/2013
District:
Negligence: Moderate
Injury or Illness: Unlikely
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Fatal
Significant and Substantial: No

Condition or Practice: 120 volt circuit breakers located in the Shop were not labeled to indicate
what the breakers controlled. A total of ten single pole circuit breakers
were unlabeled within the breaker panel. It was not possible to identify what
the breakers controlled by location. Labeling is necessary in order for
miners to be able to identify, de-energize, and lock and tag out a specific
breaker. Identification of breakers is also critical in order to de-energize
a circuit in an emergency. Unlabeled breakers expose miners to harmful
voltages associated with 120 volt circuits.

Action to Terminate: The operator contracted an electrician, who traced out the 120 volt circuits
and properly labeled the entire lighting panel circuit breakers.

Why this concerns you: Not concerned just sharing citation



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