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Seattle Company Fined for Confined Space and LOTO failures

Seattle, WA – Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has cited Industrial Container Services $215,250 for seven failure to abate serious violations related to confined space hazards and for not ensuring that moving parts were de-energized to prevent workers from becoming caught in machinery. Industrial Container Services refurbishes metal drums and other industrial containers. It…

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Seattle Without Power as 3 Workers Injured in Arc Flash

SEATTLE, WA — Three Seattle City Light workers injured in an arc flash accident Weds July 8, 2015 were hospitalized. The arc flash caused a power outage affecting nearly 10,000 customers. A construction crew was working to install a ground rod inside the East Pine Substation when their equipment caused an electric arc from an underground power…

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