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Accident: 170238059 - Burn - Electrical Fault In A Vault

Accident: 170238059 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 05/11/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11125511305/11/19921731Hooper Electric Inc

TWO ELECTRICIANS WERE WORKING IN A THREE-PHASE, 480-VOLT MAIN DISCONNECT VAULT. THEY WERE REMOVING AN OLD SERVICE WHILE THE EQUIPMENT WAS STILL ENERGIZED. AN ELECTRICAL FAULT OCCURRED, AND THE RESULTING ELECTRIC ARC BURNED BOTH EMPLOYEES. THE EMPLOYEES WERE HOSPITALIZED FOR THEIR INJURIES. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT, AND THE CAUSE OF THE FAULT COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE FUSES AT THE UTILITY POLE SUPPLYING THE VAULT OPENED BEFORE ANYONE ELSE ENTERED THE VAULT.

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

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111255113 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
2 111255113 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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