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Accident: 115986.015 - Employee Is Burned By Arc Flash In Electrical Box

Accident: 115986.015 -- Report ID: 0355123 -- Event Date: 04/30/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1398598.01505/01/2019James Hardie Building Products
At 3:30 p.m. on April 30, 2019, an employee, an electrician, had installed a met al cover to close an opening in the door of an electrical panel box. The employe e was attempting to connect an air conditioner to a 440 volt electrical supply s ource inside the electrical box when multiple arc flashes occurred causing burns that required hospitalization.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical box, electrician
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1398598.015 32 M Hospitalized injury Electricians

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