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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170238109 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Elbow

Accident: 170238109 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 10/14/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11131520610/20/19924911Tanner Electric Cooperative

A power line worker was working in a 1.2-meter by 2.4-meter electrical vault. The employee used a live-line tool to place a non-load-break elbow on an energized 7200-volt bushing. When the elbow contacted the bushing, it failed and caused a fire in the vault. The employee's clothing ignited. A second employee pulled the injured worker out of the vault and doused the burning clothing. Both employees suffered burns. The second employee was treated at a hospital and released. The first employee was hospitalized for his injuries. (The power line worker knew not to energize a load through a non-load-break elbow, but he mistakenly thought that it was safe to energize an unloaded power line through this type of connection.)

Keywords: burn, clothing, electric arc, electrical vault, electrical, power line worker, e ptd, elec utility work, electrical fault, untrained

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111315206 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 111315206 Hospitalized injury Other Electrical power installers and repairers

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