38 COR 40-6637 [¶ 21,883]
PENALTIES - FAILURE TO REPORT SERIOUS INJURY
Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 342(a) (2011) - Employer did not report a serious injury to the Division. However, the proposed penalty of $5,000 for the violation was not reasonable.
HIGH-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS - QUALIFIED ELECTRICAL WORKERS
C al. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 2940(c) (2011) - Employees who were assigned to work on energized conductors were not qualified electrical workers. In the event of an accident caused by the violation, a serious injury was substantially probable. However, Employer did not know of the existence of the violation despite the exercise of reasonable diligence, so the ALJ reclassified the violation to general.
HIGH-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS - PROTECTION FROM BACKFEED VOLTAGES
Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 2940.9 (2011) - Employer did not eliminate all sources of backfeed to a high-voltage conductor, and Employees were exposed to the hazard. The Division established an accident-related serious violation.