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Section: 56.12018
Date: 02/26/2016
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 plant control booth had multiple breakers that were not labeled to identify what piece of equipment they controlled. The electrician could not readily identify what the circuits controlled. The breakers were in the energized position. All other breakers and panels are labeled. Should a miner, performing maintenance, be unable to identify the circuit that may energize equipment without his knowledge the miner may receive sprains, broken bones and other type entanglement type injuries. The electrical trailer with the control booth had been moved to the side after the 2014 production season. The mine foreman was not aware the breaker panel had not been labeled.

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Need to ask, how long ago was these breakers installed? who else operates the controls. was the front fire panel taken off to see if a hot leg was attached to the breaker? by location, if the operator can see from the windows in the control room.
- posted on 06/13/2016

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