Accident Report Detail
Accident: 99243.015 - Worker Handling Energized Transformer Is Electrocuted/Burned
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1258775.015||08/24/2017||Raft River Electrical Cooperative, Inc|
At 8:45 a.m. on August 22, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical services company, was at a worksite and preparing to work on an irrigation booster. As he attempted to de-energize and disconnect a transformer, he disconnected the wr ong transformer, one that was still energized. An arc flash ensued, and Employe e #1 received flash burns. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for flash burns to app roximately 20 percent of his body.