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Accident: 108952.015 - Employee Is Burned By Arc Flash

Accident: 108952.015 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 08/28/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1344807.01508/29/2018Hawaiian Electric Company Inc

At 10:00 a.m. on August 28, 2018, an employee was preparing to conduct ring out test phase of an electric cable. The employee took off the wrong set of phase ca bles that were energized. The employee than touched the continuity probe to ener gized the cable, resulting in an arc flash and causing burns to the employee's r ight face, arm and hand. The employee was hospitalized to treat the injuries.

Keywords: arm, burn, electric arc, electric cable, electronic work, face, hand, ring test
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1344807.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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