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Accident: 14485205 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Switch

Accident: 14485205 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 02/29/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10080672803/01/19883231Falconer Glass Industries Inc.

An employee was performing routine maintenance on electric equipment. A 480-volt switch in the equipment had previously been reported as defective, as had the one immediately above it in the cabinet. The second switch had been by-passed with a temporary disconnect outside of the cabinet. The conductors for the temporary switch went through the open cabinet door to the temporary disconnect on the floor. As the employee opened the cabinet door, an electrical fault occurred. The employee died of burns he received from the ensuing electric arc.

Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, e gi iv, electrical, electrical work, lockout, electrical fault

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100806728 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Not specified mechanics and repairers

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