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Accident: 109432.015 - Employee Changing Circuit Breaker Is Burned In Arc Flash

Accident: 109432.015 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 09/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1348425.01509/21/2018Doe-Facilities Maintenance Branch
At 10:00 a.m. on September 20, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a federal facility 's maintenance department, was preparing to change an electric circuit breaker. While removing the old 400-volt AC power (VAC) circuit breaker, his screwdriver made contact with an energized busbar. An arc flash ensured, and Employee #1 s ustained burns to his face, head, and hands. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted to the burn unit for treatment.
Keywords: burn, busbar, circuit breaker, construction, contact, electric arc, electrical work, energized, face, hand, hand tool, head, lockout, lockout/tagout, maintenance, repair
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1348425.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Electricians

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