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Accident: 111822.015 - Employee Installing Wiring Is Burned In Arc Flash

Accident: 111822.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/11/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1366173.01512/17/2018Schelect Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on December 11, 2018, Employee #1, a journeyman electrician employ ed by an electrical services company, was preparing to install wiring for new he aters at a commercial greenhouse. He was operating a cordless drill with a step drill bit to drill a hole in the back of a metal trough connected to the 600 am p, 120 volt/208 volt 3-phase electrical panel that was to supply power to the he aters. A short circuit occurred inside the electrical panel, which caused an ar c flash and fireball. Employee #1 was burned. Emergency services transported t he employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for second and th ird degree burns to his hands and the right side of his stomach.
Keywords: burn, conduit, construction, electric arc, electrical work, electrical panel, fire, hand, heater, installing, lockout/tagout, stomach
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Maintenance or repair  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1366173.015 77 M Hospitalized injury Electricians

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