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Accident: 101927.015 - Two Employees Are Burned In Electric Arc Flash

Accident: 101927.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 12/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1285917.01501/03/2018Carolina Electrical & Solar Contractors, Inc
At 9:30 a.m. on December 20, 2017, Employees #1 and #2, employed by an electrica l and solar energy company, were working at a multiemployer construction project for a power plant. They were manually disconnecting electrical lines that conn ected solar panels. An arc flash occurred, and both employees sustained electri c burns. Emergency services were called, and Employees #1 and #2 were transport ed to a burn center. Employee #1 was treated for burns to five fingers, and Emp loyee #2 was treated for burns to both hands.
Keywords: burn, construction, disconnecting means, electric arc, electric shock, electrical work, electrician, finger, hand, installing
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1285917.015 30 F Hospitalized injury Installers And Repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:
2 1285917.015 30 F Hospitalized injury Installers And Repairers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:

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