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Accident: 114510.015 - Employee'S Face Is Burned In Electric Arc Flash

Accident: 114510.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 02/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1379751.01502/25/2019Gemini Electric Company, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on February 19, 2019, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contr actor, was working at a multiemployer project, the renovation of an office build ing. He was taking measurements to determine the amount of wire needed to run w ire into an electrical panel. When the employee attempted to replace the cover for the upper section of the panel, the cover did not seat properly. The cover fell into the panel and struck energized equipment inside. An arc flash ensued, and Employee #1's face was burned. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for first and second degree burns to his face.
Keywords: burn, construction, cover, electric arc, electrical work, electrical panel, electrician, energized, face, lockout/tagout, measuring device, multiemployer, rehabilitation, renovation, unsecured panel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1379751.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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