Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 201044138 - Employee'S Hands Are Burned In Electric Arc Flash
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Abstract: On May 5, 2009, Employee #1, metering technician, was reinstalling five meters in a 480 volts electrical panel. The employee removed anti-tamper shields and prepared all meters at the panel base for installation. Then, picked up the top meter (number 101) and placed the meter against the socket that resulted in the electric arc flash. The employee sustained second and third degrees thermal burns and tissue damage to both hands. The employe's hair aslo caught fire and was extinguished by the employee. Employee #1 was hospitalized. The employee did not use the insulated low volatge gloves when the arc flash occurred.
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