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Accident: 111757.015 - Employee Is Burned In Electric Arc Flash

Accident: 111757.015 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 12/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1365548.01512/12/2018Scalfo Electric, Inc.
At 3:00 a.m. on December 7, 2018, Employee #1, employed by an electrical service s company, was working at a multi-employer construction project, a water/sewer t reatment plant. After installing an emergency light and an exit sign, the emplo yee was cleaning up the work area. As he attached the lower panel onto the elec trical box with six panel screws, one screw penetrated one of six 500-kcmil (tho usands of circular mils) wires that had been bundled together. An arc flash occ urred, and Employee #1 was burned. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for first degree burns to his face and hands and a second degree burn to his right thumb. Employee #1 remain ed hospitalized for four to five days.
Keywords: cleaning, construction, contact, electric arc, electric shock, electric sign, electrical box, electrical work, electrician, energized, face, finger, hand, installing, lighting, thumb
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition   1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1365548.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)

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