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Accident: 105883.015 - Employee Handling Electrical Line Is Shocked And Burned

Accident: 105883.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1288848.01501/19/2018Light & Power Inc.
At 1:40 p.m. on December 2, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a power company, was working at a multiemployer construction site for a multifamily residential structure. He entered an excavation to cut a 16 kilovolt electrical power line. The high-voltage line re-energized, and an arc flash shocked and burned Employee #1. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for third degree burns to his right arm and hand.
Keywords: arm, elec utility work, electric arc, excavation, power lines, residential construction, hand, electric shock, burn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   3 45
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1288848.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Electrical power installers and repairers FallDist:
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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