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Accident: 14566699 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Swtichgear

Accident: 14566699 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 09/24/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10372227809/24/19871731Wm Hunter Corp

An electrical supervisor was working on 5000-volt switchgear. He was working with a screwdriver in his left hand. The screwdriver contacted a 5000-volt bus and caused an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee over 31.5 percent of his body. He was hospitalized for his injuries.

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Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103722278 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.

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