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Accident: 100032.015 - Two Electrical Employees Are Burned In Arc Flash

Accident: 100032.015 -- Report ID: 0454711 -- Event Date: 10/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1271982.01510/20/2017Co-Ben Electric Co., Llc
At 7:30 p.m. on October 18, 2017, Employees #1 and #2, employed by an electrical services company, were upgrading electrical equipment at an existing commercial building. Employee #1 was attaching a new cable to a 480 Volt Three-Phase line. Employee #2 was using his cellphone's flashlight feature to provide additional light. An arc flash occurred, and both employees sustained electrical burns. Emergency services were called, and Employees #1 and #2 were transported to the hospital. One was hospitalized with second and third degree burns to his face, arms, and hands. The other was treated for first degree burns and released.
Keywords: arm, construction, electric arc, electrical work, face, installing, hand, electrician, electric cable, burn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1271982.015 M Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause
2 1271982.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Electric shock, other and unknown cause

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