Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 116378.015 - Employee'S Hand Is Burned In Arc Flash

Accident: 116378.015 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/14/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1374490.01501/29/2019Evolution Mechanical
At 11:20 a.m. on January 14, 2019, Employee #1, employed by an HVAC company, was troubleshooting an HVAC unit on the roof of a large retail store. Light to hea vy rain was forecast. The employee went up to the roof with an umbrella and a v olt meter to check the power. The meter showed no power. He also checked for c ontinuity between all lines and found there was no power. He then checked the u nit's disconnect switch and turned it to the OFF position. Employee#1 went back downstairs to reset the breaker, and then returned to the rooftop unit. When h e turned the disconnect switch back to the ON position, an arc flash occurred. Employee#1's left hand was burned. The employee was transported to the hospital , where he received treatment for second degree burns to his hand. He was relea sed without hospitalization.
Keywords: burn, circuit breaker, construction, disconnecting means, electric arc, electric shock, electric switch, electrical testing, electrical work, hvac, hand, maintenance, rain, repair, roof
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1374490.015 29 M Non Hospitalized injury Electronic repairers, communica. & indus. equip.

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close