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Accident: 101182.015 - Employee Working With Transformers Is Burned In Arc Flash

Accident: 101182.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 11/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1280618.01512/04/2017Primoris Aevenia
At 10:30 a.m. on November 27, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contractor, was converting a 4 Kilowatt transformer to a 13 Kilowatt transformer. An arc flash occurred, and Employee #1 sustained electrical burns to his face. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for electrical burns.
Keywords: transformer, electric arc, electrical work, face, power lines, electrician, electric shock, construction, burn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1280618.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers

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