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Accident: 116022.015 - Employee Installing Power Meter Sustains Burns From Arc Flas

Accident: 116022.015 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 05/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1398816.01505/07/2019Commonwealth Edison Company Dba Comed
At 1:00 p.m. on May 3, 2019, an employee was working for an electric utility. He was working at a construction project. A single-story building was undergoing a lteration or rehabilitation. HVAC or similar equipment was being installed. The employee was installing a new 277/480-volt three-phase meter on a fire pump line . The line was energized. After the meter had been set in place, but before it h ad been fully engaged, an arc flash occurred. The employee suffered second- and third-degree burns to the exposed areas of his face and hands. He was hospitaliz ed.
Keywords: burn, construction, e c, elec utility work, electric arc, electric meter, electrical, electrical fault, face, hand, ppe, protective clothing
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1398816.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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