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Accident: 115739.015 - Employee'S Hands Are Burned In Arc Flash

Accident: 115739.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396227.01504/26/2019Sta-Bilt Construction Company
At 7:45 a.m. on April 23, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a highway construction company, was using an Extech 430 Multi Meter to perform a diagnostic test on a 4 80 volt 50 amp circuit ITE circuit breaker that was not functioning in an emulsi on tank electrical panel. When the employee touched the positive and negative t est leads of the meter to the power supply side of the circuit breaker, an arc f lash occurred. The arc flash burned the test leads of the meter and the tops of multiple fingers on the employee's hands. The employee, who had not been weari ng personal protective equipment, was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of the burns.
Keywords: circuit breaker, construction, electric arc, electric meter, electrical testing, electrical panel, finger, hand, ppe, tank, work rules
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1396227.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Not specified mechanics and repairers

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