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Accident: 100029.015 - Employee'S Face Is Burned From An Arc Blast When Working On

Accident: 100029.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 10/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1271870.01510/16/2017Valero Renewable Fuels Company, Llc
At 10:08 a.m. on October 12, 2017, an employee was tightening lugs on a 480 volt power distribution panel with at torque wrench. The employee thought power was shut off to the power distribution panel. The employee was tightening the lugs o n the bottom site of the panel and the torque wrench touched an energized circui t causing an arc blast. The employee sustained burns to the face from the arc bl ast.
Keywords: burn, electrical, lockout/tagout, panel, protective clothing, wrench
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1271870.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Electrical and electronic technicians

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