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Accident: 104152.015 - Electrical Employee Is Burned In Arc Flash/Explosion

Accident: 104152.015 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 01/19/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1290694.01501/22/2018Briggs Electric Inc.
At 1:25 p.m. on January 19, 2018, Employee #1, employed by an electrical service s company, was engaged in electrical work at a multiemployer construction projec t, a two-story commercial building. He was caught in an arc flash/explosion of 480 volts, 100 amps. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transp orted to the hospital and later flown to a burn unit. He was treated for second and third degree burns to his left arm and neck.
Keywords: arm, burn, construction, disconnecting means, electric arc, electric cord, electrical box, electrical work, explosion, neck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1290694.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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