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Accident: 107343.015 - Employee Sustains Burns From Arc Flash

Accident: 107343.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 07/05/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1329981.01507/12/2018Titan Electric Southeast, Llc
At 11:00 a.m. on July 5, 2018, Employee #1, employed by an electrical services c ompany, was engaged in electrical installation work for a new building. A forkl ift was carrying a disconnect, and the employee was aligning the disconnect to t he bus plug. The forklift shifted, and the disconnect slid against the bus plug , which shorted and produced an arc flash. Employee #1 was burned in the arc fl ash. Emergency services transported him to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for burns to his neck, abdomen, left arm, and left hand.
Keywords: abdomen, aerial lift, arm, burn, busbar, construction, electric arc, electrical work, electrician, equipment failure, forklift, hand, neck, powered industrial vehicle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1329981.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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