Two companies fined for work-related death

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — State inspectors have cited two Holland companies with six worker safety violations following a work-related death.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted the inspection of Gates Electric, Inc. and Electrical Inspection Services, LLC in Holland from June 16 to Aug. 19. During the fatality inspection, six alleged violations were identified — totaling $357,000 in penalties.

As result of the inspection, Gates Electric, Inc. was cited with the following violations:

  • Electric gloves past expiration, used to touch/pull employee after/during electrical shock
  • Employer not complying with National Electric Code; Electrical equipment related to fire pump not installed properly
  • No protection provided by employer for live electrical installation
  • Employer permitted employee to be in proximity of a live electrical wire without proper precautions
  • Employer did not have two qualified employees to work on energized wires of greater than 440 volts

Electrical Inspection Services was cited with an electrical inspector not following the National Electric Code violation.

The company has 15 days to comply or contest the violations and penalties.

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