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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 115548182 - James River Corp

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 4

 

Inspection Nr: 115548182
Report ID: 1055340
Open Date: 08/21/1991

Site Address:
James River Corp
4th & Adams
Camas, WA 98607

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:2621

NAICS: 0 


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/16/1991

Emphasis:

Close Case:09/16/1991


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 361031644

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170243166
Event: 08/20/1991
Burn - Electrical Fault In Switchgear

TWO ELECTRICIANS HAD INSTALLED A 250-HP, 2300-VOLT VACUUM PUMP MOTOR. THE PUMP MOTOR DROVE A PRESS VACUUM PUMP ON A PAPER MACHINE. THEY INSTALLED NEW FUSES IN A WESTINGHOUSE AMPGUARD MEDIUM VOLTAGE MOTOR STARTER SWITCHGEAR THAT WAS FED BY A SUBSTATION. THEY THEN CLOSED THE SWITCH TO START THE MOTOR. THE SWITCHGEAR FAILED AND AN ELECTRICAL FAULT ENSUED. ONE OF THE ELECTRICIANS (EMPLOYEE #1) SUSTAINED SECOND AND THIRD DEGREE BURNS TO HIS FACE, HANDS, ARMS, AND BACK. THE OTHER ELECTRICIAN SUSTAINED SECOND DEGREE BURNS TO HIS FACE, ARMS, AND HANDS, AND TO THE BACK OF A SHOULDER. THE EMPLOYEES WERE HOSPITALIZED FOR THEIR INJURIES.

Keywords:burn, clothing, e gi ii, electric arc, electrical, electrical fault, switchgear

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115548182 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
2 115548182 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians
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