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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 company, was engaged in electrical installation work for a new building. A forklift was carrying a disconnect, and the employee was aligning the disconnect to the 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 flash. 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, neck, powered industrial vehicle, hand, equipment failure, electrician, electrical work, electric arc, arm, burn, busbar, construction, aerial lift, forklift
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 Electric Shock Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Drown, non-lethal fall

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