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Accident: 104811.015 - Employee Is Burned In Electric Arc Flash

Accident: 104811.015 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 12/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1284721.01512/19/2017Master Companies
At 4:30 p.m. on December 17, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction compa ny, was working at a multiemployer project. He was conducting injection testing of breakers when he reached into a breaker panel that apparently had not been d eenergized. An electric arc flash occurred, and Employee #1 sustained burns to his upper body. Emergency service were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for electrical burns.
Keywords: breaker plate, burn, construction, electric arc, electric switch, electrical box, electrical work, lockout/tagout, test equipment
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1284721.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Electricians

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