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Public Library Faces $2.3M Clean Up After Electrical Blast

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Marlborough, MA – An investigation into the fiery blast at the Framingham (MA) Public Library in October 2015 has revealed that the electrical workers failed to cut power to the building before going to work on the main electrical panel. Using a more experienced electrician, similar to some of the Melbourne electricians (read more about expert electrician melbourne cbd) might prevent this kind of mistake in the future. You could also look for electricians closer to your local area like those from Asbury Electric, by using a reliable electrician before problems occur prevents this sort of issue from happening, visit asburyelectric.com/poquoson-electrician/.
OSHA has blamed the devastating explosion on the company that contracted the electricians: Guardian Energy Management Solutions Inc. of Marlborough, MA.

Electricians employed by Guardian were running a new electrical feed to service new boilers at the library, working on a 1,200-amp main switchgear panel. Failure to cut power to the building resulted in a blast thatelectrical set a 30-year-old electrician’s clothes on fire and caused millions of dollars in damage. This is a tragic example of why one should always look for fully qualified and trained professionals when looking have electrical work done (visit this site for an example). The Framingham Public Library has been closed since October, and operations have been temporarily relocated.

OSHA found Guardian failed to train each electrician to recognize hazards of the trade, equip workers with appropriate personal protective gear, de-energize or ground electrical circuits and determine – before starting work – that power to the building was, in fact, cut. OSHA would like to remind the public to carefully research the electrical companies they hire and if they have had any violations in the past. (If you want an example of an OSHA compliant electrician, you can get it here). This was a gigantic risk to the facility, as shown by the fire that occurred from it.

OSHA has proposed fines totaling $20,300 for the four serious violations of workplace safety standards and a fifth less-serious violation: Guardian’s failure to immediately notify OSHA that a worker had been injured on the job and hospitalized.

The town of Framingham says it will need $2.3 million to scour the building book by book and suck up all the soot that settled on materials after the fire.

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