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Accident: 115134.015 - Two Employees Are Burned While Connecting High Voltage Elect

Accident: 115134.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 11/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1362030.01511/26/2018Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power
At 2:07 p.m. on November 13, 2018, two employees (Employee #1 and Employee #2) were connecting three high voltage electrical conductors (4160v) to three bus copper plates inside a switchgear box. Employee # 2 made electrical contact to an energized 4160/2400v bus causing an electrical arc flash. Employee # 1 sustained second degree burns to his face. Employee #2 sustained first and second degree burns to his face and hands. Both employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: voltage backfeed, bus, electric conductor, flashback, hand, face, electric arc, burn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1362030.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians' apprentices
2 1362030.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Electricians

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