Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170903017 - Burn - Electrical Fault
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An electrician was working from a fiberglass stepladder, installing a fluorescent lighting fixture in the ceiling. He had not deenergized the 277-volt lighting circuit before he started installing the fixture. He apparently brought one of the circuit conductors into contacted with the T-bars supporting the dropped ceiling and caused an electrical fault. The ensuing electric arc burned the employee on his palms and chest. He was hospitalized in a burn center for about 2 months.
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