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Accident: 101452.015 - Employees Installing Electric Busbar Are Burned In Arc Flash

Accident: 101452.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 11/28/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1280860.01512/01/2017Quinco Electrical, Inc
At 11:00 a.m. on November 28, 2017, Employees #1 and #2, employed by an electrical contractor, were engaged in electrical work at the construction site for a multifamily residential building. They were installing a busbar with the electrical power turned on when Employee #1 touched the busbar. An arc flash ensued. Emergency services were called, and the employees were taken to the hospital and treated for electrical burns. Employee #2 was released after treatment. However, Employee #1 required hospitalization for his burns.
Keywords: burn, residential construction, installing, elec utility work, electric shock, electrical work, electrician, electric arc, busbar
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1280860.015 50 M Non Hospitalized injury Other Electricians FallDist:
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FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall
2 1280860.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians FallDist:
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FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall

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