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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 731398 - Burn - Electrical Fault In Disconnect

Accident: 731398 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/10/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
271212306/11/19851731Mechel Inc

An electrician and his apprentice were terminating a temporary power supply to a welder. As they were connecting conductors at a 480-volt, three-phase, 200-ampere disconnect with the welder's power switch closed, a phase-to-phase electrical fault occurred. The employees were burned by the ensuing electric arc. The electrician sustained first- and second-degree burns over 27 percent of his body. He was hospitalized for his injuries. The apprentice sustained first-degree burns to his eyes and right wrist.

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Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2712123 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
2 2712123 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians' apprentices

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