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Accident: 104834.015 - Electrician Is Burned In Switchboard Arc Flash

Accident: 104834.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 04/14/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1309949.01504/19/2018Cochran Electric, Inc
At 1:20 p.m. on April 14, 2018, Employee #1 and his coworker, electricians employed by an electrical services company, were opening up a primary electrical switchboard enclosure of 13,200 volts of alternating current (VAC). Employee #1 reached into the switch and made contact with two energized phases. An arc flash/blast occurred. Employee #1 was thrown against an adjacent electrical switchboard. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for first and second degree burns across the chest, a third degree exit wound at the right bicep, and a laceration to the head.
Keywords: switchboard, electrical work, head, laceration, electrician, electric arc, arm, burn, construction, chest
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1309949.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electricians

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