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Accident: 102385.015 - Employee Testing Electrical Circuit Is Injured In Arc Flash

Accident: 102385.015 -- Report ID: 0625500 -- Event Date: 12/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1289022.01512/28/2017All Star Electric
At 8:15 a.m. on December 26, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical services company, was testing an electrical circuit at a commercial building. An electrical short circuit occurred between phases, which caused a 480-volt three-phase arc blast/flash. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for electrical injuries.
Keywords: burn, construction, electric arc, electrical testing, electrician, electric shock, elec equipment--misc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1289022.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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