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Accident: 103671.015 - Employee Troubleshooting Power Outage Incurs Flash Burns

Accident: 103671.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 11/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1280988.01512/04/2017Subsurface Electric, Inc.
At 5:00 a.m. on November 26, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by an electrical contractor, were troubleshooting a power outage at a mobile home park. Employee #1 was holding a flashlight while Coworker #1 tested a 7,200 volt transformer. Employee #1 apparently came close to or contacted live electrical parts. An explosion occurred, and Employee #1 was severely burned. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for third degree electrical burns to his arm, hand, and chest. He was hospitalized for eight days.
Keywords: transformer, elec protect equip, electric arc, electrocuted, mobile home, residential construction, electrician, elec utility work, explosion, burn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1280988.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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