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Section: 56.12004
Date: 05/21/2015
District: NC
Negligence: Moderate
Injury or Illness: Unlikely
Injury or illness could be expected to be: Lost Workdays or Restricted Only
Significant and Substantial: No

Condition or Practice: The 240v power cable for the rising current pump on the EIW classifier tank
had a 3/4 inch cut in the outer jacket exposing the inner conductors to
mechanical damage. The cut was located approximately 6 inches above the
walkway. The area is accessed weekly for greasing the pump. Employees working
in and around this area were exposed to the possibility of shock and/or fire.
No apparent damage to the inner conductors was observed. The plant had not
operated and no maintenance had been performed in the area since 12/2014. The
mine operator was not aware of the condition.

Action to Terminate: The mine operator had the cable wrapped with rubber tape then
electrical tape to cover the cut area.

Why this concerns you: Be advised with respect to citation 8841970 I wish to have the opportunity to
explain while I feel this would have been discovered during our pre-season
inspection as we prepared the plant to run for the 2015 season. There was in fact
maintenance that took place during the winter months and it is reasonable that this
could have been damaged as a result of that maintenance.

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