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Accident: 107639.015 - Employee'S Lungs Are Burned In Electrical Explosion

Accident: 107639.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1310405.01504/17/2018Amj Contractors Inc
At 10:00 a.m. on February 21, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction comp any, was engaged in a building improvement project. He and coworkers were worki ng in a suite adjacent to the electrical room. Employee #1 was instructed to go into the electrical room and diagnose lighting problems affecting their ability to work. He determined that a fuse in a panel board needed replacement. As he made the replacement, an electrical explosion occurred. Emergency services wer e called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for burns to his lungs and respiratory system.
Keywords: burn, circuit breaker, construction, electrical box, electrical testing, explosion, fuse, lighting, lung, respiratory tract
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1310405.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer

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