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Accident: 115085.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Burns When Caught By Electric Arc

Accident: 115085.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/31/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1390638.01504/04/2019Cartel Electronics Inc
At 10:00 a.m. on March 31, 2019, an employee was assisting a coworker with troubleshooting an electrical issue with one of the process machines. The employee inserted a wire brush into an exposed electrical panel to clean the contacts of a breaker and caused an arc flash explosion, sustaining severe second and third degree burns on his hands, arms, face, neck, and head. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: electrical panel, neck, head, hand, face, electric arc, burn, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1390638.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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