Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 99243.015 - Worker Handling Energized Transformer Is Electrocuted/Burned

Accident: 99243.015 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 08/22/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1258775.01508/24/2017Raft 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.

Keywords: burn, construction, electric shock, electrical, electrician, electrocuted, flashback, irrigation equipment, lockout/tagout, transformer

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1258775.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Electricians

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.