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6 Die in Electrical Accident When Crane Contacts Wires at Factory

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment

LAHORE, Pakistan:  Six labourers died and three were injured after receiving electric shock while working at a factory that manufactures spare parts for cars.

The incident occurred in the Nishtar Colony police precinct late night on Friday.

The deceased were identified as Razzaq, Ijaz, Zulfiqar, Usman, Asif and Sabir.  The injured labourers have been identified as Tariq, Shoaib and Allah Rakha.

On Friday night, a consignment of goods arrived at the factory. The nine labourers were helping off-load the delivery. They were holding on to iron chains when the lower sheave and hook of the crane came in contact with exposed electric wires, according to an eyewitness, Rashid. “The crane hook came in contact with electric wires while the machinery was being shifted to the first floor. It happened suddenly,” he said. Other labourers present at that time called rescue officials who rushed the labourers to General Hospital where six of them succumbed to burn injuries. Doctors say that Tariq, Shoaib and Allah Rakha are in critical condition. The families of the victims refused to take the bodies home for burial. They are demanding that the factory owner pay them compensation.

Police said that the driver of the crane managed to escape. An official said they had arrested Hafeez, an employee of the company that had provided the. The police hope that Hafeez will help them in apprehending the crane driver.

Story via The Express Tribune

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UW-Madison Electrician Dies from Injuries

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

July 2011 – University of Wisconsin

A University of Wisconsin-Madison electrician involved in a suspected electrocution on Tuesday has died, according to authorities.

At about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, UW and Madison police officers and the Madison Fire Department responded to a reported electrocution at the Humanities Building in an attic above Mills Concert Hall.

The employee was transported to UW Hospital and Clinics but he was not able to be revived. He was pronounced dead at approximately 5:15 p.m.

His name is being withheld until the completion of notifications of his family. Additional updates will be posted as they become available.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this employee’s family, friends and colleagues,” says Alan Fish, associate vice chancellor for facilities.

The Employee Assistance Office has been in contact with the Facilities, Planning and Management arm of UW-Madison in order to provide counseling and support.

January 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Canberra, Australia – Safe Work Australia on Monday announced the 38 finalists for the 6th Annual Safe Work Australia Awards, which are national safety and health awards commending efforts to prevent injuries and deaths on the job. Given in four categories, these awards will be presented April 28, World Day for Health and Safety at Work, in Canberra.

Finalists in the individual category include David Lynch, a safety supervisor for Hansen Yuncken Commercial Construction Division in Adelaide, who was site safety officer for the construction of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre project, which was completed with no lost-time injuries; and Danny Norton, senior electrical engineer for Sinclair Knight Merz, a design, consulting, and planning firm with projects in Asia, Europe, and South America. Norton developed risk assessment tools and workshops to help industry organizations and individuals prevent arc flash injuries at a time when there was no Australian standard addressing arc flash risks, and he has been instrumental in the progress toward development of an Australian standard in this area, according to Safe Work Australia.