Accident Report Detail
Accident: 121644.015 - Three Employees Are Burned In Arc Flash Explosion
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1405952.015||05/31/2019||Green Smile Energy And Electric Age And Dia Teck|
At 10:01 a.m. on May 31, 2019, Employees #1, #2, and #3, employed by an electric al contractor, were dismantling and removing electrically powered yard dying equ ipment from a closing factory. To remove large gauge copper electrical wiring f rom an electrical panel, Employee #1, the supervisor, used a hand-held battery p owered grinder with a cutting wheel installed. The covers had been removed and the power had not been disconnected/secured. During the cutting, live electrica l wires containing different phases of power came into contact with each other a nd created a phased electrical arc flash and explosion. The employees were tran sported to the hospital for treatment of electrical burns. Employee #1, who rec eived the bulk of the arc flash, was hospitalized for treatment of severe burns to his upper body and arms. Employees #2 and #3 sustained minor to moderate bur n injuries. They were treated and released without hospitalization.
|1||1405952.015||99||M||Non Hospitalized injury||Laborers, except construction|
|2||1405952.015||57||M||Hospitalized injury||Electrical and electronic engineers|
|3||1405952.015||61||M||Non Hospitalized injury||Laborers, except construction|