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Accident: 111518.015 - Employee Receives Facial Burns And Laceration During Arc Fla

Accident: 111518.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 10/11/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1352454.01510/11/2018Electric Power Systems International, Inc.
At 12:00 a.m. on October 11, 2018, an employee and coworker were performing repa irs on a 4160 volt circuit breaker. The employee picked up a protective groundin g cable and reached into the 4160 volt bus panel to attach the ground when an ar c flash occurred. The employee was wearing an arc flash suit without the protect ive hood and received burns and a laceration to the face and taken to a local ho spital for treatment.
Keywords: burn, circuit breaker, electric arc, electrical, electrical panel, face, laceration, ppe, protective grounding
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1352454.015 43 M Non Hospitalized injury Electricians

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